Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Waste and Wastewater through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Prof. Dr. Giovanni de Feo
Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn), University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
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Interests: chemical-physical processes; environmental decision support systems; environmental impact assessment; life cycle assessment; wastewater treatment technologies
The sustainable management of waste and wastewater is a very important topic that requires an adequate approach to be effectively addressed. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) offers a great opportunity to give a concrete support to decision makers. LCA is a general methodological framework able to assess all the environmental impacts related to a product, process, or activity by identifying, quantifying, and evaluating the overall resources consumed, as well as all the emissions and wastes released into the environment. Consequently, opportunities for optimizing the environmental impacts of waste and wastewater management, whilst maintaining process functionality, can be realized with the LCA. This Special Issue aims to publish novel research on the application of LCA to waste and wastewater sectors. Both large- and small-scale waste and wastewater facilities are encompassed by the Special Issue’s scope. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of the research results.
Topics to be addressed may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- LCA studies of large wastewater treatment plants;
- LCA studies of medium wastewater treatment plants;
- LCA studies of small wastewater treatment plants;
- LCA studies of very small domestic wastewater treatment plants;
- LCA studies of wastewater treatment alternatives;
- LCA studies of urban waste management scenarios;
- LCA studies of industrial waste management scenarios;
- LCA studies of urban and industrial waste treatment alternatives;
Dr. Giovanni de Feo
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- comparative analysis
- domestic wastewater
- environmental impacts
- functional unit
- goal and scope definition
- industrial waste
- industrial wastewater
- inventory analysis
- Life Cycle Assessment
- life cycle impact assessment
- management scenarios
- system boundary
- urban waste
- urban wastewater
- waste management
- wastewater management