SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Raw Materials Substitution Sustainability

Authors: Bontempi, Elza

  • Proposes a simplified quantitative approach to evaluating raw materials’ substitution sustainability
  • Provides a guide not only for scientists and researchers but also for industrial and business operators and political decision-makers
  • Richly illustrated with diagrams that introduce and explain the book’s concepts
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About this book

This book is the first to propose a simplified quantitative approach to evaluating raw materials’ substitution sustainability, which takes into account their embodied energy and CO2 footprint. In addition to the new quantitative model, it also presents qualitative concepts as well as a number of case studies, and includes helpful illustrations to explain the concept and approach.

Europe has launched several initiatives to promote research and innovation in raw materials and to find candidates for natural resources substitution. However, while there is a tremendous interest in raw material substitution, the lack of a simplified approach to comparing the materials’ sustainability and effective legal frameworks make final market applications extremely challenging. The market for new raw materials can only be established if industrial sectors are appropriately sensitized and stimulated.

Addressing these and other issues, the book offers a valuable resource not only for scientists, researchers, and politicians, but also for industrial and business operators looking for a way to evaluate raw materials’ substitution sustainability.

About the authors

Prof. Elza Bontempi received the Ph.D. in Materials for Engineering in 2001. Her doctoral studies were mainly focused on thin films characterization using advanced X-Ray scattering techniques, in collaboration with CNRS of Grenoble (France). In 2000 she obtained a permanent position at the University of Brescia (Italy), where from 2011 is Full Professor in Fundamental Chemistry for Technologies.

Elza Bontempi activities were in her first research years mainly focused on the relationships between structure, microstructure, physical and chemical properties of materials. She has a well established experience in developing new analysis techniques, and setting up new, non-conventional analysis methods. 15 years ago she started to dedicate her research also to environmental chemistry sector, developing new techniques for heavy metals detection in air particulate matter and new technologies for heavy metals entrapment in fly ash.

From 2010 to 2015 she was the scientific responsible of two European projects (COSMOS and COSMOS-RICE) devoted to fly ash stabilization.

Currently her research activity is focused on the development of eco-materials, with great attention to their sustainability evaluation.

She was the scientific responsible of the team that in 2016 won the first prize of the European Business Ideas Competition for Innovation in Raw Materials.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Raw Materials and Sustainability Indicators

    Bontempi, Elza

    Pages 1-28

  • Case Study of Raw Materials Substitution: Natural Fillers Substitution in Plastic Composites

    Bontempi, Elza

    Pages 29-61

  • Case Study of Raw Materials Substitution: Activated Carbon Substitution for Wastewater Treatments

    Zanoletti, Alessandra (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

  • A New Approach to Evaluate the Sustainability of Raw Materials Substitution

    Bontempi, Elza

    Pages 79-101

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60831-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60830-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raw Materials Substitution Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60831-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60831-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-60830-3
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 101
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
Topics