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Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes

Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest-based Bioproducts

Editors: Kutnar, Andreja, Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan (Eds.)

  • Offers a comprehensive description of traditional and innovative forest-based bioproducts
  • Highlights the environmental impact assessment of wood products with LC-A lens
  • Addresses further topics such as business aspects: bioproducts in bioeconomies, eco-labels of forest-based bioproducts, etc.
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This book provides a comprehensive description of traditional and innovative forest-based bioproducts, from pulp and paper, wood-based composites and wood fuels to chemicals and fiber-based composites. The descriptions of different types of forest-based bioproducts are supplemented by the environmental impacts involved in their processing, use, and end-of-life phase. Further, the possibility of reusing, recycling and upgrading bioproducts at the end of their projected life cycle is discussed. As the intensity of demand for forest biomass is currently changing, forest-based industries need to respond with innovative products, business models, marketing and management. As such, the book concludes with a chapter on the bioproducts business and these products’ role in bioeconomies.

About the authors

Dr. Kutnar has co-authored 47 scientific papers, including 39 original scientific papers, 7 scientific review papers, and 1 short scientific communication. Her papers have been cited 134 times, excluding self-citations. In 2014 she co-authored a book “Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture for Sustainability” published by Springer International Publishing AG in a Series Green Energy and Technology. She has also contributed 36 papers to conference proceedings, 45 abstracts at international conferences and an additional 10 unpublished conference contributions. She co-edited the proceedings of 3 international conferences. She has also co-authored 6 scientific chapters in monographs and published 10 professional articles. Her co-authors are from the USA, Sweden, Finland, Austria, France, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, and Canada, demonstrating her international involvement. Andreja Kutnar has been a keynote speaker at two international conferences including the well-recognized Wood Adhesives Conference in 2013. She has given 15 invited lectures at foreign universities (USA, Finland, Germany, Canada and Czech Republic). She coordinating H2020 Teaming project Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence (InnoRenew CoE). Furthermore, she is chair of COST Action FP1407 “Understanding wood modification through an integrated scientific and environmental impact approach (ModWoodLife). 
Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan is currently working for SGS as Environmental Services Manager-Asia, based at Hong Kong. He gained his diploma, bachelors and masters in Textile Technology from premier institutes of India. He was awarded doctorate from The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled,” Eco-functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags” He also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, textile testing and sustainability evaluation of various materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his studies and bagged numerous awards and medals including many gold medals in his study period. He has more than 80 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, 6 books of chapter and over 25 scientific books and numerous conference publications. He is acting as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals of textiles and environmental science disciplines.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Environmental Use of Wood Resources

    Kutnar, Andreja

    Pages 1-18

  • Wood-Plastic Composites—Performance and Environmental Impacts

    Schwarzkopf, Matthew John (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • The Opportunities and Challenges for Re-use and Recycling of Timber and Wood Products Within the Construction Sector

    Ormondroyd, Graham A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-103

  • Additives in Wood Products—Today and Future Development

    Sandberg, Dick

    Pages 105-172

  • Forest-Based Bioproducts Used for Construction and Its Impact on the Environmental Performance of a Building in the Whole Life Cycle

    Kunič, Roman

    Pages 173-204

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eBook £89.50
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0655-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £112.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0653-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest-based Bioproducts
Editors
  • Andreja Kutnar
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Series Title
Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0655-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0655-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0653-1
Series ISSN
2345-7651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 illustrations in colour
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