Teaching sustainable design through simultaneous evaluation of economics and environmental impacts

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dc.contributor.author Yenkie, Kirti M.
dc.contributor.author Chea, John D.
dc.contributor.author Aboagye, Emmanuel A.
dc.contributor.author Savelski, Mariano J.
dc.contributor.author Slater, C. Stewart
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-06T13:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-06T13:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-14
dc.identifier.citation Yenkie, K. M., Chea, J. D., Aboagye, E. A., Savelski, M. J. and Stewart Slater, C. (2021) ‘Teaching sustainable design through simultaneous evaluation of economics and environmental impacts’, EESD2021: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference, 'Building Flourishing Communities', University College Cork, Ireland, 14-16 June. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.issn 2737-7741
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11694
dc.description.abstract The ever-increasing human population and industrial growth have posed a considerable burden on existing resources and have led to an increase in environmental pollution and climate change. The Engineering Clinics offered at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University is the hallmark of our program that enables our undergraduate students to actively participate in solving real-world problems through collaborative activities. Our graduate students get an opportunity to engage in stakeholder (i.e., industries, federal and regional funding agencies) interactions and student mentoring in conjunction with developing their research ability. Thus, through these synergistic undergraduate-graduate-faculty- stakeholder collaborations this work envisions to develop awareness about sustainable design and environmental impact in the community. The clinic problems include; (i) solvent recovery in process industries, and (ii) systematic synthesis of wastewater treatment (WWT) networks. These problems are important because imprudent use of industrial solvents and water resources have exacerbated the challenges relating to availability, quality as well as safe disposal of harmful solvents and wastewater. Through these challenging and relevant problems, we can teach our students multiple skills such as information collection, selective extraction of valuable content, economic and sustainability evaluation of multiple pathways through mathematical modeling, computer programming, technical writing, and presentation. The overall impact of these efforts is evident in the peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, oral and poster presentations at regional and national conferences, as well as our students choosing careers which value sustainability. en
dc.description.sponsorship United States Environmental Protection Agency (Pollution Prevention (P2) Program (NP96259218-0)); Rowan University (Design Engineering approach to education has been supported by an KEEN Curricular Reimagination Grant) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.relation.ispartof EESD2021: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference
dc.relation.uri https://www.eesd2020.org/
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11459
dc.rights © 2021, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Engineering education en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.subject Stakeholder collaborations en
dc.subject Engineering clinics en
dc.subject Design engineering en
dc.title Teaching sustainable design through simultaneous evaluation of economics and environmental impacts en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Edmond P. Byrne, Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: e.byrne@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder U.S. Environmental Protection Agency en
dc.contributor.funder Rowan University en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Cork, Ireland en


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