life cycle assessment study Books

  • Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment

    In 1992 the Centre of Environmental Science (CML) at Leiden University, The Netherlands, published a Guide on Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. Many copies of this guide have been sold all over the world, setting the standard for a long time.Since then LCA methodology has progressed enormously and the International ...

  • Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment

    In 1992 the Centre of Environmental Science (CML) at Leiden University, The Netherlands, published a Guide on Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. Many copies of this guide have been sold all over the world, setting the standard for a long time.Since then LCA methodology has progressed enormously and the International ...

  • Life Cycle Assessment in Industry and Business

    The challenge of our time is the greening of products. Different tools and concepts to support this process have been developed in the past decade. Among others, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) appears as one of the most instructive management instruments for gaining insight into product-related environmental impacts and for supporting an effective ...

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    Life Cycle Assessment apllications: results from COST action 530

    Life Cycle Inventories particulary adressed here, involve data collection and modelling of the product system and verification of the data. COST Action 530 addressed the broad scope of problems related to inventories and databases, both in terms of different manufacturing processes as well as in the horizontal dimensions: All those problems have ...

  • Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Plastics

    After price and delivery time, the most frequently asked question about a product is 'How long will it last?' Lifetime expectancy is often many years, the service conditions may be complex, and there is a scarcity of definitive data on durability. The situation is complicated by the fact that there are a vast number of degradation agents, service ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emission and Mitigation in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

    The wide adoption of wastewater treatment processes and use of novel technologies for improvement of nitrogen and phosphorus removals from wastewater have been introduced to meet stringent discharge standards. Municipal wastewater treatment plants (MWWTPs) are one of major contributors to the increase in the global GHG emissions and therefore it ...

  • Design for Environmental Sustainability

    Design for Environmental Sustainability is a technical and operative contribution to the United Nations 'Decade on Education for Sustainable Development' (2005-2014), aiding the development of a new generation of designers, responsible and able in the task of designing environmentally sustainable products.Design for Environmental Sustainability ...

  • Environmentally-Friendly Product Development

    The modern market economy is founded on economic growth and increasing consumption of manufactured products, leading to over use of resources and environmentally-damaging pollution. We can help protect the environment by focussing on the entire life-cycle of each manufactured product. A holistic view of every stage and process of a product's ...

  • Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science

    Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events, which are triggered by environmental changes, especially temperature. Wide ranges of phenomena are included, from first openings of leaf and flower buds, to insect hatchings and return of birds. Each one gives a ready measure of the environment as viewed by the associated organism. ...

  • Costing Improved Water Supply Systems for Low-income Communities: A Practical Manual

    This manual and the free downloadable costing tool is the outcome of a project identified by the Water, Sanitation and Health Programme (WSH) of the World Health Organization (WHO) faced with the challenge of costing options for improved access, both to safe drinking water and to adequate sanitation. Although limited in scope to the process of ...

  • Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Current State and Trends - Vol. 1

    Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively in the last 50 years than in any comparable period of human history. We have done this to meet the growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber, and fuel. While changes to ecosystems have enhanced the well-being of billions of people, they have also caused a substantial and ...

  • Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment

    The rapid development of nanoscience enables a technology revolution that will soon impact virtually every facet of the water sector. Yet, there is still too little understanding of what nanoscience and nanotechnology is, what can it do and whether to fear it or not, even among the educated public as well as scientists and engineers from other ...

  • Membrane Biological Reactors

    In recent years the MBR market has experienced unprecedented growth. The best practice in the field is constantly changing and unique quality requirements and management issues are regularly emerging. Membrane Biological Reactors: Theory, Modeling, Design, Management and Applications to Wastewater Reuse comprehensively covers the salient features ...

  • Atmospheric Chemistry

    Atmospheric Chemistry provides readers with a basic knowledge of the chemistry of Earth's atmosphere, and an understanding of the role that chemical transformations play in this vital part of our environment. The composition of the 'natural' atmosphere (troposphere, stratosphere and mesosphere) is described in terms of the physical and chemical ...

  • PVC Degradation and Stabilization, 3rd Edition

    PVC stabilization, the most important aspect of formulation and performance of this polymer, is discussed in details. This book contains all information required to design successful stabilization formula for any product made out of PVC. Only four books have ever been published on PVC degradation and stabilization, and two of them are by this ...

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