Life Cycle Assessment in the Chemical Product Chain

Challenges, Methodological Approaches and Applications

Editors: Maranghi, Simone, Brondi, Carlo (Eds.)

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  • Explores the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of chemical processes at the lab and industrial scale
  • Collects methodologies, approaches and tools for modelling chemicals in a LCA
  • Discusses the limitations of modelling the environmental and social impacts of chemical processes
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This book outlines the methodologies, approaches and tools for modelling chemicals in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective, and also covers the main advantages and drawbacks of applying LCA to chemical processes. In the first part of this book, authors pay close attention to the limitations of modelling the environmental and social impacts of chemical processes, providing valuable insights to the problems of the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) analysis for chemical processes. In the second part of this book, readers will learn about the LCA application to chemical processes in the laboratory and industrial scale. In each chapter of this book, readers will also find specific case studies on the modelling and application of LCA in the chemical industry.

About the authors

Simone Maranghi is a postdoctoral researcher at the R2ES Lab (Research on Renewable Energy and Sustainability) of the University of Siena - CSGI. He is a member of the Italian LCA Network Association and coordinator of the national working group “Chemical Processes and Products”. He has experience in the application of life cycle assessment for the environmental evaluation of chemical products and innovative energy systems. His research is focused on the application of life cycle thinking methodologies for the sustainability assessment and eco-design of product and processes in various sectors and the development of multi-indicator analysis for the rational use of energy sources. His research activities span from the environmental evaluation of renewable energy conversion systems to the sustainability assessment of novel chemical manufacturing procedures, industrial production processes (i.e. innovative textile finishing process and innovative electrical transformer manufacturing). Carlo Brondi is a senior researcher at the Institute for Industrial Technologies and Automation (STIIMA - CNR) in Italy and team leader in project tasks in European, national and regional research initiatives. His research focuses on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of advanced technologies and LCA approaches in the manufacturing industry, and he has been involved in research on improvements in LCA application, in particular on adaptation to emerging industrial paradigms like the circular economy or Industry 4.0 and on the implementation of mathematical methods to support LCA effectiveness. He is also a panel member and reviewer for ISO, EPD and PEF schemes.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Availability of Suitable Datasets for the LCA Analysis of Chemical Substances

    Pages 3-32

    Righi, Serena (et al.)

  • Comparison of the LCIA Methods Used for the Evaluation of Chemicals

    Pages 33-51

    Frontera, Patrizia (et al.)

  • LCA Integration Within Sustainability Metrics for Chemical Companies

    Pages 53-73

    Cespi, Daniele (et al.)

  • The LCA Modelling of Chemical Companies in the Industrial Symbiosis Perspective: Allocation Approaches and Regulatory Framework

    Pages 75-98

    Viganò, Emanuela (et al.)

  • LCA Application to Chemical Synthesis at Laboratory Scale

    Pages 101-123

    Pini, Martina (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life Cycle Assessment in the Chemical Product Chain
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Methodological Approaches and Applications
Editors
  • Simone Maranghi
  • Carlo Brondi
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34424-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34424-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34423-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 165
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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