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Preliminary thoughts on the application of thermodynamics to the development of sustainability criteria

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3 Author(s)
Gutowski, T.G. ; Dept. of Mech. Eng., M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA ; Sekulic, D.P. ; Bakshi, B.R.

In this paper we address the problem of taking the general notion of sustainability as reported in the Brundtland Report and later in Arrow et al approach and interpreting it from a thermodynamics point of view, with a goal of developing operational principles of sustainability in terms of physical principles that complement economic views.

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Sustainable Systems and Technology, 2009. ISSST '09. IEEE International Symposium on

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18-20 May 2009

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