SWAUPE Technologies for environment and environmental technologies
At SWAUPE, when we talk about technologies we mean not only machines and equipment, but also the skills, abilities, knowledge systems and processes necessary to make things happen. Technologies are the end result of total systems Based on and including know-how, procedures, quality assurance, goods and services, as well as organizational and operational measures. Technology Management is, in fact, a structural process of learning. The key components of management can be identified as knowledge derived from real-world experience together with human expertise capable of transforming that knowledge into action to achieve the desired outcomes. Applied to technology management in a broad sense, this is the application of knowledge from lessons learnt in technology development processes to take action to solve problems. When looking at environment and technology, it is important to understand the context within which it has to be analyzed. The situation is paradoxical – today technology represents both the source of environmental however, can also provide the solutions to repair this damage and avoid in the future. Technologies for the environment and environmental technologies are very different approaches, and it important useful to distinguish between these. Technology for the environment looks at any and all technoloiges and their impact on the environment – in their inputs, throughputs and outputs. They include, for example, cleaner and resource efficient technologies which can decrease material inputs, reduce energy consumption and emissions, recover valuable by-products, etc. Environmental technologies are technologies developed for the specific purpose of addressing an environmental problem. These include, for example, technologies for sewage treatment, water purification, minimise waste disposal problems, processing pollutants, proper handling of toxic/hazardous wastes etc.
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