O'Reilly logo

Feasibility Analysis for Sustainable Technologies by Scott Herriott

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 4

Constraints

Overview

The constraints of a technology are the limitations on the environmental conditions or internal operating conditions under which its transformation process can function efficiently or effectively. The varieties of a technology (in various devices) often differ in how well they can handle changing environmental or internal operating conditions. Thus, for the description of technologies, it is essential to have a terminology that describes these limitations. We use the term constraints in this sense.

The analysis of constraints focuses our attention on the environmental and internal operating conditions of a technology. We describe constraints by showing, in a graph or equation, how the efficiency or effectiveness ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required