Essays about: "GWP"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 essays containing the word GWP.

  1. 1. Paper vs Leaf: Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Of Single-use Plates Made Of Renewable Materials

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Lucia Korbelyiova; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Life cycle assessment; Disposable plates; Leaf; Paper;

    Abstract : Global plastic pollution of the natural environment is extremely detrimental as it is causing deaths of animal species. More than 80 % of marine litter is made up by plastics and 70 % of those are made up by disposable items. READ MORE

  2. 2. Determining the primary energy demand and greenhouse gas emission of carrots : Comparing organic and conventional small scale carrot production and supply in Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Energy and Technology

    Author : Isac Jazin Jareborg; [2019]
    Keywords : LCA; GWP; CED; value chain; agriculture;

    Abstract : This study assessed the environmental performance of organic and conventional carrots produced and supplied in Sweden, as well as mapping out and describing the local carrot production and supply in Sweden to lay the roundwork for a decision support, primarily aimed at Swedish farmers and consumers. A life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology with the system boundary from carrot cultivation to consumer gate and a functional unit (FU) of 1 kg of carrots at the farm was applied, using the LCA software SimaPro 8. READ MORE

  3. 3. Analysis and comparison of reusable and one-way packaging solutions for gear manufacturing. Their impact on the environment, automation and total cost.

    University essay from KTH/Industriell produktion

    Author : Claudia Ferrari; [2019]
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    Abstract : Producer´s responsibility has gained relevance when it comes to sustainable development, and its role in closed loop product life cycle and sustainable manufacturing has become of vital importance. Hence, packaging solutions must have a high degree of sustainability, while maintaining high quality and protection of the components. READ MORE

  4. 4. Solar photovoltaic potential to complement hydropower in Ecuador : a GIS-based framework of analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Jose Jara Alvear; [2018]
    Keywords : photovoltaic; hydropower; complementarity; GIS; Ecuador; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : In Ecuador, more than 85% of electricity production relies on hydropower and consequently the supply of electricity relies on water availability. During the dry season (October-March) hydropower capacity could diminish up to one-third of its installed capacity or more under a severe drought causing a substantial augmentation of thermoelectric power output to offset the lack of hydropower to cover electricity demand, and consequently increasing the overall operational cost and emission of CO2 of the power system. READ MORE

  5. 5. Reuse of Construction Materials

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Energiteknik

    Author : Jane de Fatima Dias; [2018]
    Keywords : Life Cycle Assessment LCA ; Reuse; Environment; Embodied energy; Building materials.;

    Abstract : The building and construction sectors are one of the main contributors to the socio-economic development of a country. Globally, these sectors generate around 5% to 10% of national employment and around 5% to 15% of a country's gross domestic product during construction, use and demolition. READ MORE