Environmentally Conscious Transportation

This book examines the societal costs of transportation in their broadest sense, both environmental and economic. References at the end of each chapter enable you to investigate individual topics in greater depth.

Environmentally Conscious Transportation

The Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering will be made up of a number of contributed books, each covering a broad subset of information. Titles already under contract include: Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Environmentally Conscious Material and Chemical Processing, and Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy Production. The target market for the series will be practicing professionals, both engineers and managers, and upper level engineering students. This fifth volume at the same level of writing and audience. Environmentally Conscious Transportation will provide a foundation for understanding and implementing methods for reducing the environmental impact of all forms of transportation - road, rail, air, and sea, and of both people and goods, including raw, as well as toxic, materials. Contributors will present relevant practical and analytic techniques that contribute to enhancing the integrity and reliability of transportation vehicles and infrastructure, as well as measuring and limiting the pollution caused by transportation activities. Chapters will cover: Environmental effects of urban and regional transportation networks, Contribution of Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to improving the environmental consequences of transportation systems, Electric and hybrid vehicle design, Uses of transportation vehicle waste products / discarded vehicles, Transportation fuels environmental impact evaluation and others.

Green Transport

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light.

Green Transport

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light. But it seems the superfast, snazzy, chic, and hi-tech vehicles will soon outshine this adage. Fast, faster, fastest technological advancements in transportation have made mobility of people and goods easy, connecting the entire world and expanding world trade. It has steered globalization giving a boost to the wealth of nations. On the flipside, aircraft, ships, trucks, and trains powered by the combustion of fossil fuels, moving across the sky, oceans, and land have accelerated climate change, besides giving way to the problem of global energy crisis due to the huge demand and short supply of fossil fuels. So the world now aims at combining energy-efficient technologies with clean fuels to enjoy the benefits of vehicles while being sensitive to the environment. Hybrids, electric cars, and biofuels are some of the examples in this regard. However, there is still a long way to go.

Risk Based Design for Safe Development of Reliable and Environmentally Friendly Inland Water Transportation System

This book account for modelling of proactive technik and application of a top down risk and reliability based design that identifies assess, analyses and employ sustainability equity comparison leading to generic safety and environmental ...

Risk Based Design for Safe Development of Reliable and Environmentally Friendly Inland Water Transportation System

Water supports our planet and its vast resources need to be fully utilized to benefit human activities and his environment in a sustainable manner, most of inland water resources has been under utilised and under maintained. Maritime industry has made use of the ocean in a more much responsible manner for cross continental transportation of good. There are currently dire needs to find sensitive ways to mitigate challenge of global warming, climate changes and its associated impact, especially within the coastline. Various research works has proven that Inland Water Transportation represents the cleanest mode of transportation. Its use could reduce and mitigate carbon footage and other Green House Gases. Past system design and operation has followed conventional method. System has been addressed through reactive behaviour that has put system on probable risk and consequence in oblivion. Likewise, complexity of sustainable water transportation development demand design and operation that require careful evaluation which can be achieved by employing proactive method. That considers holistic system analysis approach. It has become important to address system associated risk, reliability and their life cycle through assessment of accident and pollution prevention, protection, control principle. Ageing, uncertainty and operational factors are also important system variables that need to be incorporated in risk close loop system. This book account for modelling of proactive technik and application of a top down risk and reliability based design that identifies assess, analyses and employ sustainability equity comparison leading to generic safety and environmental risk reliability model (SERM). SERM is a decision support system tool developed at University Technology Malaysia for the development of efficient and sustainable Inland Water Transportation System (IWT).

Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy Production

The series started with three volumes that are closely linked—environmentally conscious mechanical design, environmentally conscious ... (The series will continue with a fifth volume on Environmentally Conscious Transportation, ...

Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy Production

This fourth volume of the Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering, Environmentally Conscious Alternative Engergy Production describes and compares the environmental and economic impacts of renewable and conventional power generation technologies. Major topic areas include: Economic comparisons of power generation technologies, Efficiency comparisons of power generation technologies, Methods of improving the environmental impact of conventional technologies, Solar thermal systems, Photovoltaics, Fuel cell technologies, Geothermal power generation, Hydroelectric power generation, Wind power generation, Cogeneration, The hydrogen economy, Energy efficient building design, Industrial energy conservation, and Codes, standards and legislation, and others.

Green Transportation Logistics

This book examines the state of the art in green transportation logistics from the perspective of balancing environmental performance in the transportation supply chain while also satisfying traditional economic performance criteria.

Green Transportation Logistics

This book examines the state of the art in green transportation logistics from the perspective of balancing environmental performance in the transportation supply chain while also satisfying traditional economic performance criteria. Part of the book is drawn from the recently completed European Union project Super Green, a three-year project intended to promote the development of European freight corridors in an environmentally friendly manner. Additional chapters cover both the methodological base and the application context of green transportation logistics. Individual chapters look at the policy context; the basics of transportation emissions; Green Corridors basics; the concept of TEN-T (Trans-European Network); Benchmarking of green corridors; the potential role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies); Green vehicle routing; Reducing maritime CO2 emissions via market based measures and speed and route optimization; Sulphur emissions; Lifecycle emissions; Green rail transportation; Green air transportation; Green inland navigation and possible areas for further research. Throughout, the book pursues the goal of “win-win” solutions and analyzes the phenomenon of “push-down, pop-up”, wherein a change in one aspect of a problem can cause another troubling aspect to arise. For example, speed reduction in maritime transportation can reduce emissions and fuel costs, but could require additional ships and could raise in-transit inventory costs. Or, regulations to reduce sulphur emissions may ultimately increase CO2 elsewhere in the supply chain. The book takes stock at the various tradeoffs that are at stake in the goal of greening the supply chain and looks at where balances can be struck.

Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade

For example, improvement of vehicle performance and intermodal transportation. ... 5 Logistics system design Lean process Environmentally Conscious Design Eco-design Electronic information and communication (EIC) The distances that ...

Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade

In today’s developing world, international trade is a field that is rapidly growing. Within this economic market, traders need to implement new approaches in order to satisfy consumers’ rising demands. Due to the high level of competition, merchants have focused on developing new transportation and logistics strategies. In order to execute effective transportation tactics, decision makers need to know the fundamentals, current developments, and future trends of intercontinental transportation. The Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade provides emerging research exploring the effective and productive solutions to global transportation and logistics by applying fundamental and in-depth knowledge together with current applications and future aspects. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as international regulations, inventory management, and distribution networks, this book is ideally designed for logistics authorities, trading companies, logistics operators, transportation specialists, government officials, managers, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Environmentally Friendly Transport System in Hong Kong

This dissertation, "Environmentally Friendly Transport System in Hong Kong" by Miu-ho, Mak, 麥淼豪, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong ...

Environmentally Friendly Transport System in Hong Kong

This dissertation, "Environmentally Friendly Transport System in Hong Kong" by Miu-ho, Mak, 麥淼豪, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of thesis entitled Environmentally Friendly Transport System in Hong Kong submitted by Mak Miu Ho for the degree of Master in Transport Policy & Planning at the University of Hong Kong in June 2005. Transport pollution has been identified in society by air quality figures provided by the Environmental Protection Department. Although the figures show that our air quality is improving, it still remains at an unacceptable level, compared to World Health Organisation standards. Various pollution sources have been defined in the study, which stem from our comprehensive transport network. The growing demand of travel is the major factor, and is largely due to the increasing population in the city. Put simply, more people generate higher demand. Transport plans and Policies have been addressed in "Third Comprehensive Transport Study" (1999) and "Hong Kong Moving Ahead" (1999) respectively. But it will take time to see the results. Unfortunately, the Hong Kong government is attempting to alleviate the pollution problem by focusing on measures to reduce emissions. Measures to restrict current traffic volume are vital in working towards an environmentally friendly transport system in the short-term. An Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) Scheme has been adopted in various countries around the world in order to alleviate traffic congestion and/or pollution. In fact, traffic congestion is a major factor of pollution, as it generates toxic gases (exhaust emissions) into the environment. A mini-survey was conducted in Causeway Bay in order to gauge the public's view in implementing ERP in the district, based on an environmental protection concept - "Environmental" Road Pricing. The acceptability of ERP - with a reduction in emissions brought about by a reduced traffic volume - remains high among the participants and hence the general public. Most believed ERP would work to alleviate pollution to a certain level. Further action is needed from the government to promote such a scheme in the city. To effectively work towards an environmentally friendly transport system in Hong Kong, both long-term policies and short-term measures are essential. Together, such policies would create a synergistic effect, and therefore an increased positive impact on the environment. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3531389 Subjects: Electronic Road Pricing System - China - Hong Kong Transportation - Environmental aspects - China - Hong Kong

Risk Based Design for Safe Development of Reliable and Environmentally Friendly Inland Water Transportation System

This book account for modelling of proactive technik and application of a top down risk and reliability based design that identifies assess, analyses and employ sustainability equity comparison leading to generic safety and environmental ...

Risk Based Design for Safe Development of Reliable and Environmentally Friendly Inland Water Transportation System

Water supports our planet and its vast resources need to be fully utilized to benefit human activities and his environment in a sustainable manner, most of inland water resources has been underutilised and under maintained. Maritime industry has made use of the ocean in a more much responsible manner for cross continental transportation of good. There are currently dire needs to find sensitive ways to mitigate challenge of global warming, climate changes and its associated impact, especially within the coastline. Various research works has proven that Inland Water Transportation represents the cleanest mode of transportation. Its use could reduce and mitigate carbon footage and other Green House Gases. Past system design and operation has followed conventional method. System has been addressed through reactive behaviour that has put system on probable risk and consequence in oblivion. Likewise, complexity of sustainable water transportation development demand design and operation that require careful evaluation which can be achieved by employing proactive method. That considers holistic system analysis approach. It has become important to address system associated risk, reliability and their life cycle through assessment of accident and pollution prevention, protection, control principle. Ageing, uncertainty and operational factors are also important system variables that need to be incorporated in risk close loop system. This book account for modelling of proactive technik and application of a top down risk and reliability based design that identifies assess, analyses and employ sustainability equity comparison leading to generic safety and environmental risk reliability model (SERM). SERM is a decision support system tool developed at University Technology Malaysia for the development of efficient and sustainable Inland Water Transportation System (IWT).

Green Logistics and Transportation

The design of CDP networks can have impacts on the environmental footprint through reducing failed deliveries and ... for evaluation and selection of environmentally conscious transportation fleets is evident 194 B. Fahimnia et al.

Green Logistics and Transportation

This book identifies and furthers the state of the art in green logistics and transportation with a supply chain focus. It includes discussions on concerns and linkages across policy, corporate strategy and operations and inter-organizational relationships and practices. Separate sections are assigned to discuss issues related to greening of logistics and transportation functions, including green logistics network, green land transportation and green air and water transportation. Linking research with practice is another important feature of the book as various techniques and research methodologies are utilized to explain and analyze green logistics and transportation concepts and issues. The authors come from throughout the world from a variety of backgrounds (e.g. policy, technical, engineering, and management backgrounds) to provide solutions and insights from their regional and global perspectives to some of the world’s most critical green logistics and transportation issues.

Environmental Impact Assessment of Road Transportation

The main purpose of this book is to present an analysis in order to investigate the environmental impacts of road transportation along a certain supply chain.

Environmental Impact Assessment of Road Transportation

Road transportation contaminates the environment with the release of exhaust emissions. Transport volumes as well as the proportion of the road transportation sector are constantly rising, which intensifies environmental impacts. In order to determine the main culprits of pollution, Environmental Impact Analyses are used. The main purpose of this book is to present an analysis in order to investigate the environmental impacts of road transportation along a certain supply chain. An academic resource was used as database, in order to develop and test an exhaust emission calculation model in cooperation with a case company. Besides CO2, this assessment also focuses on the measurement of other exhaust emissions (Nox, PM or CO). Furthermore, economic factors like costs caused per transport are calculated. Aspects, like capacity utilization, the use of environmentally friendly tires or eco-friendly driving styles, are included in the analysis. A validation test and interviews prove the applicability and practicability of the here developed Enviornmental Impact Analysis.

Decreasing Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Gas Emissions in Transportation

Within all areas of transportation, solutions for economical and environmentally friendly technology are being examined.

Decreasing Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Gas Emissions in Transportation

Within all areas of transportation, solutions for economical and environmentally friendly technology are being examined. Fuel consumption, combustion processes, control and limitation of pollutants in the exhaust gas are technological problems, for which guidelines like 98/69/EC and 99/96 determine the processes for the reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions. Apart from technological solutions, the consequences of international legislation and their effects on environmental and climate protection in the area of the transportation are discussed.

Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing

In an environmentally conscious manufacturing approach, primary manufacturers must give closer attention to energy expenditure per unit delivery in selecting the mode of transportation from among highway, rail, air, water, and pipeline.

Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing

The second volume of the Wiley series, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing focuses on environmentally preferable approaches to manufacturing. Contributors present and discuss the technologies engineers need to specify and employ to make manufacturing operations environmentally friendly and conform to environmental regulations. Chapters cover Hazardous Waste Minimization and Management; Cost–Effective Manufacturing; Real–time Process Monitoring and Control; Ethics in ECM; Governmental Regulations and Policies, and Total Quality Management. In each chapter case studies are provided to guide readers in areas outside their expertise.

Encyclopedia of Transportation

Cost-Minimizing Choice Behavior in Transportation Planning: A Theoretical Framework for Logit Models. ... Fuhs, Allen E. Hybrid Vehicles and the Future of Personal Transportation. ... Environmentally Conscious Transportation.

Encyclopedia of Transportation

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

Sustainable Public Transportation

"TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 103: Sustainable Public Transportation: Environmentally Friendly Mobility is an overview of an international study mission that explored how public transportation ...

Sustainable Public Transportation


Modern Railway Transportation

The environmental factor — a new dimension for planning However , the situation has changed in the last few years with the rise of environmental consciousness . Growing public doubts concerning events such as the so - called ...

Modern Railway Transportation

After several decades of the promotion of road transport, we have realised that the provision of more roads will not on its own solve our traffic problems. More emphasis is being placed on rail transport. This book reviews the international and national scene in all sectors of the industry, and takes a look at the development in the 21st century.

Going Green

Going Green


Environmentally Conscious Fossil Energy Production

energy production, and transportation. The seventh series volume, Environmentally Conscious Fossil Energy Production, has linkages to some of those earlier volumes, particularly alternative energy production and transportation.

Environmentally Conscious Fossil Energy Production

Best practices for mitigating environmental damage fromconventional power generation This volume of the Wiley Series in Environmentally ConsciousEngineering, Environmentally Conscious Fossil EnergyProduction, seeks to provide new solutions to one of the grandchallenges of this century: supplying energy to a growingpopulation while reducing environmental pollution and greenhousegas emissions. The first five chapters cover extraction andtransport of fossil fuels; the last four chapters cover powerplants. An international roster of contributors, from the UnitedStates, Canada, and the Middle East, deals with the wide variety ofchallenges posed by converting oil, natural gas, and coal toenergy. Chapters include: Environmentally Conscious Petroleum Engineering Carbon Management and Hydrogen Requirements in Oil Sands Environmentally Conscious Coal Mining Maritime Oil Transport and Pollution Prevention Accidental Oil Spills Behavior and Control Geological Sequestration of Greenhouse Gases Clean Coal Technology: Gasification Pathway An Integrated Approach for Carbon Mitigation in the ElectricPower Generation Sector Energy and Exergy Analyses of Natural Gas Fired Combined CyclePower Generation Systems Turn to all of the books in the Wiley Series inEnvironmentally Conscious Engineering for the mostcutting-edge, environmentally friendly engineering practices andtechnologies.

A Practical Aerial Transportation System

This book presents a detailed case for a new type of Aerial Transportation System (ATS) for the cities of the world.

A Practical Aerial Transportation System

This book presents a detailed case for a new type of Aerial Transportation System (ATS) for the cities of the world. As our cities grow, surface transportation is wasting more of our time and money, destroying the quality of life in our cities, even threatening the global environment. ATS can provide a transportation system that is faster, cheaper, and safer to use; that has much less impact on our cities, and the environment; and will go a long way to saving our planet. Equally important, ATS can reduce the cost of urban transportation to a level that less affluent members of society can participate. There are new materials, electric drives, computers, and technology to make this happen. This book describes in detail the steps necessary to make this exciting new form of transportation a reality.