EcoProduction

Assessment of Carbon Footprint in Different Industrial Sectors, Volume 1

Editors: Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan (Ed.)

  • First dedicated book pertaining to carbon labeling and Carbon Footprint of various products
  • Highlights PCF from eight different industrial sectors
  • Highlights the impacts and mitigation of carbon footprint in different industrial sectors
  • Edited and written and by experts in the field of carbon footprint
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About this book

Carbon footprint is one of the important environmental impacts, which has received greater attention from the public, government and media. It is one of the important topics of even any government’s agenda as well and every nation is trying its best to reduce its carbon footprint to the maximum possible extent. Every company would like to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and consumers are looking for the products which emit lower carbon emissions in their entire life cycle. Assessment of Carbon footprint for different products, processes and services and also carbon labelling of products have become familiar topics in the recent past in various industrial sectors. Every industry has its unique assessment and modelling techniques, allocation procedures, mitigation methods and labelling strategies for its carbon emissions. With this background, this book has been framed with dedicated chapters on carbon footprint assessment on various industrial sectors. In each chapter, details pertaining to the assessment methodologies of carbon footprint followed in a particular industry, challenges in calculating the carbon footprint, case studies of various products in that particular industry, mitigation measures to be followed to trim down the carbon footprint, recommendations for further research are discussed in detail. This first volume includes the carbon footprint assessment methodology of agricultural sector, telecommunication sector, food sector, ceramic industry, packaging industry, building and construction sector and solid waste sector.

About the authors

Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is working for SGS Hong Kong for its Global Sustainability Services as Eco-design Consultant after his Doctoral research study from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He has authored more than 75 journal publications and numerous conference publications, 4 books and 2 book chapters. He serves various peer-reviewed journals in environmental and textile sciences as an editor/editorial board member and also as a reviewer.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Eco-Design Methodology and the Role of Product Carbon Footprint

    Sanyé-Mengual, Esther (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Carbon Footprint Estimation in the Agriculture Sector

    Pandey, Divya (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • Methodology for Determining the Carbon Footprint of the Construction of Residential Buildings

    Solís-Guzmán, J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-83

  • Carbon Footprint of Food Products

    Röös, Elin (et al.)

    Pages 85-112

  • The Carbon Footprint of Ceramic Products

    Quinteiro, Paula (et al.)

    Pages 113-150

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-4560-41-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-4560-40-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1173-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment of Carbon Footprint in Different Industrial Sectors, Volume 1
Editors
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Series Title
EcoProduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4560-41-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4560-41-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4560-40-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1173-3
Series ISSN
2193-4614
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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