TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword                                                                                                                                   IX

 

Sustainability science

 

Analythical Hierarchy Process (AHP) in decision–making

for end-of-life of products                                                                                                           5

Aurora Dimache, Laurentiu Dimache & Kate Goggin

 

The development of a sustainable development model framework                                               15

Alim P. Hannoura, Gianna M. Cothren & Wael M. Khairy

 

Bringing sustainability science to water basin management                                                           21

Jurgen Schmandt

 

Thai culture and water regionalism in conceptualisation of

sustainable future                                                                                                                      29

Darko Radovic & Davisi Boontharm

 

The ethical perspective of water: dilemmas and future challenges                                                39

Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman & Olli Varis

 

Sustainable development after Johannesburg and Iraq: the global situation and

the cases of Slovenia and Croatia                                                                                             53

Robert Blinc, Aleksander Zidanšek & Ivo Šlaus

 
Evaluation of energy systems

 

Some problems of development of combined generation of

electricity and heat in Russia                                                                                                    67

Yuri A. Zeigarnik

 

An assessment of the potential benefits from integrated electricity capacity planning

in the northern Middle East region                                                                                           75

Farqad AlKhal, Riad Chedid, Zeina Itani & Tony Karam

 

A novel Kalina cycle in power generation - study case:

Research and exploitation geothermal Well IB – 10, Ilidza, Sarajevo                                       85

Emin Kulic, Alija Lekic & Haris Lulic

 

Improvement of the cogeneration plant economy by using heat accumulator                            97

Zeljko Bogdan & Damir Kopjar

 

Feasibility study and energy efficiency estimation of binary geothermal

power station based on medium enthalpy water                                                                     105

Wladyslaw Nowak & Aleksandra Borsukiewicz-Gozdur

 

Technical and economical aspects of waste heat utilisation

by different frame conditions                                                                                                  113

Slawomir Smolen & Marzena Budnik-Rodz

 

Sustainability assessment of co-generation sector development in Croatia                               123

Marko Lipošćak, Naim H. Afgan, Neven Duić & Maria da Graça Carvalho

 

Energy conservation and efficiency – a way to sustainability                                                    133

Lidia Maurovic, Daria Karsalihovic & Igor Dekanic

 

A method for the long–term scheduling of power system with

multiple user reservoirs                                                                                                          139

Elis Sutlovic, Matislav Majstrovic & Ivan Sarajcev

 

Local resource management as a basis to provide community

based electrical power supply in accordance to ensure

sustainable energy                                                                                                                   145

Tri Mumpuni Wiyatno

 

Towards sustainable power from coal: two decades of on-load
detonation-wave boiler cleaning in a coal-fired power plant                                                     153

Izet Smajević & Kemal Hanjalić

 

A study of solar heating and radiative cooling of water                                                            165

Igor Balen, Vladimir Soldo & David Kennedy

 

Problems of diversification of energy sources in Poland against the

background of EC requirements policy                                                                                   175

Barbara Radwanek-Bak

 

Thermodynamic analysis of the flow process utilization in

heat flow waste machines                                                                                                       183

Vyacheslav Theodorovich Volov

 

Recycling of wood waste as sustainable industrial resources –

FGM wood-based board for energy saving floor heating system                                            193

Yoshihiro Obata, Kozo Kanayama, Kazutoshi Takeuchi & Naho Soma

 

Municipal solid waste incineration – contribution to

sustainable development of energy and environment                                                              203

Zdena Zsigraiová, Gilberto Tavares, Viriato Semiăo & Maria da Graça Carvalho

 

Renewable energy and the need for local energy markets                                                      215

Frede Hvelplund

 

More efficient use of wind energy for reduction of brine volumes                                           225

Jack Gilron, Yigal Volkmann, Roman Savleyev & Ora Kedem

 

Regional planning of small hydro power plants construction                                                  235

Hubert Bašić

 

Wind energy development as a part of Poland's industrial development                                 241

Dagmara Stoerring & Frede Hvelplund

 

 

Evaluation of water systems

 

Coastal water quality monitoring: how can it contribute to sustainable

development of Holbox Island, Mexico                                                                                  255

Kim Chi Tran, David Valdes, Jorge Herrera & Jorge Euan

 

Integrated analysis and simulation of water and energy systems                                               265

Luis Alberto Herrero, Luis Serra, Javier Uche, Antonio Valero,

 Jose Antonio Turegano & Cesar Torres

 

Application of groundwater monitoring in management of pedunculate oak

forests in Croatia                                                                                                                     275

Ivan Pilaš, Boris Vrbek & Damir Medak

 

Efficient energy consumption in water supply company                                                             285

Thor Henning Gulbrandsen, Feliksas Zinevicius & Gerardas Žukauskas

 

Analysis of water demand management                                                                                   295

Dragutin Geres

 

Adjusted genuine saving and water – a measure of sustainability                                              305

Holger Schlör

 

Measuring and enhancing sustainability through effective

watershed management decisions                                                                                           315

Ahmed Said, David K. Stevens, Terry Glover, Darwin L. Sorensen,

Gerald Sehlke, Thomas Hardy & Wynn Walker

 

Educational material for school children about integrated

water resources management                                                                                                  325

Maria-Angelica Alegria

 

 

Evaluation of environment systems

 

Renewable energy sources usage in Romania diminishing the negative

impact over the environment                                                                                                   335

Liviu I. Dragos, Nicolae Scarlat & Andreea Iancu

 

Qualitative aspects of sustainability in a green society                                                               347

Manuela Sarmento, Diamantino Durăo & Manuela Duarte

 

Green products and clean environment opportunities for companies                                         357

Manuela Sarmento, Diamantino Durăo & Manuela Duarte

 

Examples of CO2 reduction opportunities in the pulp and

paper industry based on process integration measures                                                            365

Cecilia Bengtsson & Thore Berntsson

 

Limits to CDM and joint implementation                                                                                375

Henrik Lund

 

An environmental LCA of alternative scenarios of urban sewage

sludge treatment and disposal                                                                                                 385

Mario Tarantini, Patrizia Buttol & Lorenzo Maiorino

 

Activated carbon for environment application                                                                        395

Georgeta Predeanu, Petre Albăstroiu, Silviu Lambescu,

Valerica Slăvescu, Nicolae Ticleanu & Gavril Baican

 

 

Technology processes for sustainable development

 

Experimental investigation of the effect of the dimension

of a localised heat source on the natural convection in square enclosures                             405

Barbara Calcagni & Massimo Paroncini

 

Influence of oxygen content in purge gas

on the thermal degradation process of biomass                                                                      413

Janusz Nowakowski

 

Catalytic cracking over HY zeolites

of  polypropylene/light cycle oil blends                                                                                  421

José M. Arandes, Javier Ereńa, Miren J. Azkoiti, Raúl Garońa & Javier Bilbao

 

Life Cycle Assessment of MSF, MED and RO desalination technologies                             431

Gemma Raluy, Luis Serra & Javier Uche

 

Trafic noise levels prediction and management                                                                      445

Saad Abo-Qudais, Khair S. Jadaan, Maha Abu-Hadba &  Arwa Alhiary

 

The use of oil shale activated residue for

the removal of phenolic compounds from waste water                                                          451

Sameer Al-Asheh, Fawzi Banat & Asmahan Masad

 

Improvement of a reverse osmosis desalination process

through integration with a CHP system                                                                                  459

Angela Bona, Chiara Ciano, Vittorio Verda, Michele Calí,

Luis Serra & Javier Uche

 

Application of passive radiative cooling for dew condensation                                                471

Daniel Beysens, Marc Muselli, Iryna Milimouk, Catherine Ohayon,

Simon M. Berkowicz, Emmanuel Soyeux, Marina Mileta & Pascal Ortega

 

Author index                                                                                                                        481

 

Index                                                                                                                                   483