Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Mining Book

Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Mining

  • Author : Shahjadi Hisan Farjana
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323854528

Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Mining Excerpt :

Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Mining addresses sustainable mining issues based on life cycle assessment, providing a thorough guide to implementing LCAs using sustainability metrics. The book details current research on LCA methodologies related to mining, their outcomes, and how to relate sustainable mining concepts in a circular economy. It is an in-depth, foundational reference for developing ideas for technological advancement through designing reduced-emission mining equipment or processes. It includes literature reviews and theoretical concepts of life cycle assessments applied in mining industries, sustainability metrics and problems related to mining and mineral processing industries identified by the life cycle assessment results. This book will aid researchers, students and academics in the field of environmental science, mining engineering and sustainability to see LCA technology outcomes which would be useful for the future development of environmentally-friendly mining processes. Details state-of-the-art life cycle assessment theory and practices applied in the mining and mineral processing industries Includes in-depth, practical case studies outlined with life cycle assessment results to show future pathways for sustainability enhancement Provides fundamental knowledge on how to measure sustainability metrics using life cycle assessment in mining industries

Life Cycle Assessment Handbook Book

Life Cycle Assessment Handbook

  • Author : Mary Ann Curran
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-11-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118528273

Life Cycle Assessment Handbook Excerpt :

The first book of its kind, the LCA Handbook will become an invaluable resource for environmentally progressive manufacturers and suppliers, product and process designers, executives and managers, and government officials who want to learn about this essential component of environmental sustainability.

Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Estimate Environmental Impacts of Surface Coal Mining Book

Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Estimate Environmental Impacts of Surface Coal Mining

  • Author : Ofentse Ditsele
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Coal mines and mining
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:688636990

Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Estimate Environmental Impacts of Surface Coal Mining Excerpt :

"Coal plays an important role in meeting the energy needs of the World. Given its abundance and low cost, its use is bound to increase with the growing energy demand. Despite its importance, there are concerns over coal's environmental burdens. In order to extract and use coal in a sustainable manner, sustainability assessment has to be comprehensive. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provides systematic and quantifiable measures for assessing environmental burdens of products and processes. Extensive LCA work has been done on coal use, particularly in electricity generation, but, the coal mining stage has been neglected, for the most part. This has resulted in data gaps in the life cycle inventory (LCI) of coal and, consequently, in the LCIs for electricity and other products that are linked to coal. The situation has resulted in incomplete assessments of the sustainability of coal extraction and use, and potential for suboptimal strategies for reducing the potential impacts of coal, especially in the mining stage. The aim of this study was to employ the general principles of the ISO 14040-49 series LCA standards, adapting them where necessary, to estimate the cradle-to-gate life cycle impacts of coal from surface mining in the United States. Five strip mines that produce bituminous coal were used as case studies. The study assessed the life cycle water use, land use, energy use, abiotic resource depletion and climate change impacts for each mine and compared the performances of the mines based on the impacts. For the studied mines, the life cycle potential water use impact is 178 liters/tonne of processed coal at the mine gate. The potential land use impacts range from 3 to 10 m2- year/tonne. The potential energy use impacts vary from 97 to 181 MJ/tonne, the abiotic resource depletion impacts vary from 7.8 to 9.4 kg Sb-equivalent/tonne, and the climate change impacts range from 38 to 92 kg CO2-equivalent/tonne. This study provides insight into contributions of mining pr

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment  LCSA  Book

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment LCSA

  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811645624

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment LCSA Excerpt :

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (ELCA) that was developed about three decades ago demands a broadening of its scope to include lifecycle costing and social aspects of life cycle assessment as well, drawing on the three-pillar or ‘triple bottom line’ model of sustainability, which is the result of the development of the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA). LCSA refers to the evaluation of all environmental, social and economic negative impacts and benefits in decision-making processes towards more sustainable products throughout their life cycle. Combination of environmental and social life cycle assessments along with life cycle costing leads to life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA). This book highlights various aspects of life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA).

Life Cycle Assessment  LCA  Book

Life Cycle Assessment LCA

  • Author : Allan Astrup Jensen
  • Publisher : European Communities
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042034994

Life Cycle Assessment LCA Excerpt :

Life Cycle Assessment

Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products Book

Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products

  • Author : United Nations Environment Programme
  • Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9280730215

Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products Excerpt :

The Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products provides a map, a skeleton and a flash light for stakeholders engaging in the assessment of social and socio-economic impacts of products life cycle. The map describes the context, the key concepts, the broader field in which tools and techniques are getting developed and their scope of application. The skeleton presents key elements to consider and provide guidance for the goal and scope, inventory, impact assessment and interpretation phases of a social life cycle assessment. The flash light highlights areas where further research is needed. Social Life Cycle Assessment is a technique available to account for stories and inform systematically on impacts that otherwise would be lost in the vast and fast moving sea of our modern world. May it help stakeholders to effectively and efficiently engage to improve social and socio-economic conditions of production and consumption

Iron Ore Book

Iron Ore

  • Author : Liming Lu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 840
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128202272

Iron Ore Excerpt :

Iron Ore: Mineralogy, Processing and Environmental Sustainability, Second Edition covers all aspects surrounding the second most important commodity behind oil. As an essential input for the production of crude steel, iron ore feeds the world's largest trillion-dollar-a-year metal market and is the backbone of the global infrastructure. The book explores new ore types and the development of more efficient processes/technologies to minimize environmental footprints. This new edition includes all new case studies and technologies, along with new chapters on the chemical analysis of iron ore, thermal and dry beneficiation of iron ore, and discussions of alternative iron making technologies. In addition, information on recycling solid wastes and P-bearing slag generated in steel mills, sustainable mining, and low emission iron making technologies from regional perspectives, particularly Europe and Japan, are included. This work will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in the iron ore industry. Provides an overall view of the entire value chain, from iron ore to metal Includes specific information on process/stage/operation in the value chain Discusses challenges and developments, along with future trends in the iron ore and steel industries Incorporates new, sustainable mining techniques

Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment in Industrial Biotechnology Book

Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment in Industrial Biotechnology

  • Author : Magnus Fröhling
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030470661

Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment in Industrial Biotechnology Excerpt :

This book reviews the assessment of industrial biotechnology products and processes from a sustainable perspective. Industrial Biotechnology is a comparably young field which comes along with high expectations with regard to sustainability issues. These stem from the promise of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and replacing fossil resources in the near or later future and using green technology, i.e. more environmentally friendly technologies. The intended economic, ecological and social benefits, however, need to be proven, resulting in a variety of challenges, both from a methodological and application point of view. In this book, specific assessment and application topics of industrial biotechnology are addressed, highlighting challenges and solutions for both developers and users of assessment methods. In twelve chapters, experts in their particular fields define the scope, characterize industrial biotechnology and show in their contributions the state of the art, challenges and prospects of assessing industrial biotechnology products and processes. The chapter 'Societal and Ethical Aspects of Industrial Biotechnology' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Progress in Life Cycle Assessment 2019 Book

Progress in Life Cycle Assessment 2019

  • Author : Stefan Albrecht
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030505196

Progress in Life Cycle Assessment 2019 Excerpt :

This book covers the latest developments in life cycle assessment LCA both in terms of methodology and its application in various research areas. It includes methodological questions as well as case studies concerning energy and mobility, materials and engineering, sustainable construction and future technologies. With numerous research articles from leading German and Austrian research institutes, the book is a valuable source for professionals working in the field of sustainability assessment, researchers interested in the current state of LCA research, and advanced university students in various scientific and technical fields. Chapter “Life Cycle Assessment of a Hydrogen and Fuel Cell RoPax Ferry Prototype” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

LCA of an ecolabeled notebook   consideration of social and environmental impacts along the entire life cycle Book

LCA of an ecolabeled notebook consideration of social and environmental impacts along the entire life cycle

  • Author : Andreas Ciroth
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446600870

LCA of an ecolabeled notebook consideration of social and environmental impacts along the entire life cycle Excerpt :

This study investigates social and environmental impacts caused by an ecolabeled notebook along its entire life cycle. In order to analyse the divers effects of the laptop, a social life cycle assessment and an environmental life cycle assessment were performed in parallel. Both assessments together provide a holistic overview of positive and negative impacts in regard to social and environmental sustainability.This book contains the complete final report written by GreenDeltaTC on behalf of the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service Sustainable Development. It comprises the methodological background, the social inventory, process modifications with regard to the environmental inventory, and detailed results of the impact assessment phase. Further, a newly developed social impact assessment method is presented and applied. In addition, recommendations on company and policy level were derived.

Sustainable and Economic Waste Management Book

Sustainable and Economic Waste Management

  • Author : Hossain Md Anawar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000761979

Sustainable and Economic Waste Management Excerpt :

This book compiles research findings directly related to sustainable and economic waste management and resource recovery. Mining wastes and municipal, urban, domestic, industrial and agricultural wastes and effluents—which contain persistent organic contaminants, nanoparticle organic chemicals, nutrients, energy, organic materials, heavy metal, rare earth elements, iron, steel, bauxite, coal and other valuable materials—are significantly responsible for environmental contamination. These low-tenor raw materials, if recycled, can significantly address the demand–supply chain mismatch and process sustainability as a whole while simultaneously decreasing their impacts on human life and biodiversity. This book summarises the large volume of current research in the realm of waste management and resource recovery, which has led to innovation and commercialisation of sustainable and economic waste management for improved environmental safety and improved economics. Key Features: Reviews the key research findings related to sustainable and economic resource recovery and waste management techniques Discusses minimizing waste materials and environmental contaminants with a focus on recovering valuable resources from wastes Examines the potential uses of mining waste in the re-extraction of metals, provision of fuel for power plants, and as a supply of other valuable materials for utilisation/processing Presents research on recycling of municipal, urban, domestic, industrial and agricultural wastes and wastewater in the production and recovery of energy, biogas, fertilizers, organic materials and nutrients Outlines topical research interests resulting in patents and inventions for sustainable and economic waste management techniques and environmental safety

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision Making Book

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision Making

  • Author : Jingzheng Ren
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128183564

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision Making Excerpt :

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision-Making: Methodologies and Case Studies gives readers a comprehensive introduction to life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) methodology for sustainability measurement of industrial systems, proposing an efficiency methodology for stakeholders and decision-makers. Featuring the latest methods and case studies, the book will assist researchers in environmental sciences and energy to develop the best methods for LCA, as well as aiding those practitioners who are responsible for making decisions for promoting sustainable development. The past, current status and future of LCSA, Life Cycle Assessment method (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA), the methodology of LCSA, typical LCSA case studies, limitations of LCSA, and life cycle aggregated sustainability index methods are all covered in this multidisciplinary book. Includes models for assessing sustainability in environmental, energy engineering and economic scenarios Features case studies that help define the advantages and obstacles of real world applications Presents a complete view, from theory to practice, of a life cycle approach by exploring the methods and tools of sustainability assessment, analysis and design of sustainability assessment

Life Cycle Assessment Book

Life Cycle Assessment

  • Author : Michael Z. Hauschild
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1216
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319564753

Life Cycle Assessment Excerpt :

This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications. The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society’s transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about LCA methodology illustrated by a red-thread example which evolves as the reader advances; III) a wealth of information on a broad range of LCA applications with dedicated chapters on policy development, prospective LCA, life cycle management, waste, energy, construction and building, nanotechnology, agrifood, transport, and LCA-related concepts such as footprinting, ecolabelling,design for environment, and cradle to cradle. IV) A cookbook giving the reader recipes for all the concrete actions needed to perform an LCA. V) An appendix with an LCA report template, a full example LCA report serving as inspiration for students who write their first LCA report, and a more detailed overview of existing LCIA methods and their similarities and differences.

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services Book

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services

  • Author : Chris T. Hendrickson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136525490

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services Excerpt :

Environmental life cycle assessment is often thought of as cradle to grave and therefore as the most complete accounting of the environmental costs and benefits of a product or service. However, as anyone who has done an environmental life cycle assessment knows, existing tools have many problems: data is difficult to assemble and life cycle studies take months of effort. A truly comprehensive analysis is prohibitive, so analysts are often forced to simply ignore many facets of life cycle impacts. But the focus on one aspect of a product or service can result in misleading indications if that aspect is benign while other aspects pollute or are otherwise unsustainable. This book summarizes the EIO-LCA method, explains its use in relation to other life cycle assessment models, and provides sample applications and extensions of the model into novel areas. A final chapter explains the free, easy-to-use software tool available on a companion website. ( The software tool provides a wealth of data, summarizing the current U.S. economy in 500 sectors with information on energy and materials use, pollution and greenhouse gas discharges, and other attributes like associated occupational deaths and injuries. The joint project of twelve faculty members and over 20 students working together over the past ten years at the Green Design Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, the EIO-LCA has been applied to a wide range of products and services. It will prove useful for research, industry, and in economics, engineering, or interdisciplinary classes in green design.

Life Cycle Management Book

Life Cycle Management

  • Author : Guido Sonnemann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-07-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401772211

Life Cycle Management Excerpt :

This book provides insight into the Life Cycle Management (LCM) concept and the progress in its implementation. LCM is a management concept applied in industrial and service sectors to improve products and services, while enhancing the overall sustainability performance of business and its value chains. In this regard, LCM is an opportunity to differentiate through sustainability performance on the market place, working with all departments of a company such as research and development, procurement and marketing, and to enhance the collaboration with stakeholders along a company’s value chain. LCM is used beyond short-term business success and aims at long-term achievements by minimizing environmental and socio-economic burden, while maximizing economic and social value.