Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and the Glob World: A Case Study of the Coconut (Coir) Fiber Industry in Kerala, India (Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society)

Product Description:

The aim of this book is to provide engineering educators with a real-life case study that can be brought into existing courses to help bridge the gap between engineering and the global world. The case study focuses on how our engineering study of different natural plant fibers for soil erosion control led us to small villages in Kerala, India, where marginalized women workers often stand waste deep in water several hours a day, clean and beat coconuts by hand, and separate and spin coconut (coir) fibers into yarn by hand, for very low wages. The case study provides insight into the three dimensions of sustainability (technocentric, ecocentric, and sociocentric) and how they come together in a typical engineering problem.

# Publisher: Morgan and Claypool Publishers
# Number Of Pages: 60
# Publication Date: 2008-06-16
# ISBN-10 / ASIN: 159829623X
# ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781598296235

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