Engineering themes

Environmental/Climate

A total of 110 items listed.

Towards sustainable growth

K.G. Adams CVO and W.E. Duckworth OBE FREng

In the future, will personal fulfilment be achieved more through intellectual, aesthetic, spiritual, physical and social activities and less through material consumption?

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Coping with the wash: The nature of wash waves produced by fast ferries

Professor Trevor Whittaker and Björn Elsäßer

Fast ferries used on routes previously served by conventional ships have caused increased wash problems

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Smart homes at the start of the 21st century

Professor Richard Harper

Results of trials in which families lived in a smart home and challenges for the smart-technology developers of the future

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Just another source of neutrons? The removal of the Jason reactor at Greenwich

Rick Lockwood and Professor Philip Beeley

The safe decommissioning and removal of a nuclear reactor housed in a Grade 1 listed building

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Catalysts: key to the quest for clean air

Robert Evans MSc

Catalytic emissions control systems have led to huge reductions in vehicle pollution, and more is yet to come

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Gas turbine technology: powering the future

Philip Ruffles CBE FREng FRS

The complex technology, environmental concerns and economic issues that are shaping the jet aircraft engines of today and tomorrow

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Homes for the new millennium: new technology and innovation at Greenwich Millennium Village

Dr Robert Hawley CBE DSc FRSE FRENg, Chairman, Taylor Woodrow PLC; Richard Hodkinson BSc (Hons) Ceng MICE MIStructE MCIOB, Richard Hodkinson Consultancy

The Greenwich Millennium Village aims to show how ideas of sustainable development can be put into practice

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Water for life: supply and demand in the 21st century

Professor Chris Binnie FREng

The water companies have some work to do to maintain a clean, reliable supply for the future

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Power for the people: Stirling engines for domestic CHP

Fred Starr MIM Ceng

Combined Heat and Power has the potential to enable a household to generate its own electricity – the time is right for this technology

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Creating Eden in Cornwall: the civil and structural design of the Eden Project

Alan C. Jones FIStructE

Clever engineering has transformed a disused clay pit into a paradise for plants

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Flood warnings

Ed Gallagher CBE FREng

Last year's extensive flooding has raised questions about flood defences and the environment – the time is ripe for some innovative engineering solutions

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Engineers in disaster relief

Jo da Silva

In the long aftermath of disasters, engineers with their practical skills and planning abilities bring relief to thousands of victims

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