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Microsoft_PowerPoint_-_Chapter_9_Engineers_and_the_enviroment_Compatibility_Mode_

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Engineers and the Environment Chapter 9
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Introduction Dr. Mark Holtzapple, professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M university, is a paradigm of an environmentally conscious engineer. Biomass conversion. Water-based air conditioner. Star Rotor engine. Water desalination. Engineers have a complex relationship to environmental problems. What obligations should the engineering profession assume regarding the environment?
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Code References to the Environment ASCE code : “Engineers shall hold paramount the safety health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties”. he IEEE code “IEEE members are committed to accept The IEEE code : “IEEE members are committed to accept responsibility in making engineering decisions consistent with the safety health and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment. ASME code : “Engineers shall consider environmental impact in the performance of their professional duties.” AICHE code : “Members shall hold paramount the safety health and welfare of the public and protect the environment in the performance of their professional duties.”
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Sustainable Development Sustainable development: is a process of change in which the direction of investment, the orientation of technology, the allocation of resources, and the development and functioning of institutions [is directed] to meet present needs and aspirations without endangering the capacity of natural systems to absorb the effects of human activities, and without compromising generations to meet their own needs and aspirations.
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Sustainable Development The word sustainable operate under two constraints: 1. Not jeopardizing the capacity of natural systems to absorb the effects of human activities” 2. Not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and aspirations.” Engineers have the responsibility to develop technology that conserves natural resources and protects the environment. But engineers should point out too that sustainable development involves political, social, and moral dimensions that go beyond the creation of more environmentally friendly technology .
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The Environment in Law and Court Decisions; Cleaning up the Environment Federal Laws on the Environment Environmental degradation was not the subject of serious federal regulation until the late 1960s. In 1969, congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act, productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment. ccupational Safety and Health Act ( 970 has important Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970) has important implications for the more general control of toxic substances. In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, amending it in
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