Special Issue "Resources Management: Life Cycle Assessment"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Editorial Advisor
Prof. Dr. Jo Dewulf
Research Group ENVOC, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Website: http://www.envoc.ugent.be/
E-Mail: jo.dewulf@ugent.be
Phone: +32 (0)9 264 59 49
Fax: +32 (0)9 264 62 43
Interests: environmental and clean technology, thermodynamics and sustainable engineering, exergy, resource consumption in technology development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the triple bottom line of sustainability (People - Profit - Planet), environmental sustainability has been largely focused since the 1980 through the study of effects of manmade emissions onto natural systems. Classical Life Cycle Assessment has been of huge importance here by taking into account several environmental impacts due to emissions: global warming, ozone layer depletion, eutrophication, acidification, aquatic toxicity, ... Now in the 2000s, we are in an era where the second pressure of our industrial society onto the natural environment gets more and more tangible: the depletion of natural resources. Indeed, with an ever lasting worldwide population growth resulting in an ever lasting growing resource demand, and the awareness of the finity of a number of natural resources, today natural resources are key in fulfilling the needs of the population now and in the future. Definitely, proper resource management is a central issue and it is a challenge to learn from Life Cycle Assessment. The special issue envisages new scientific findings that clarify and substantiate the discussion on how techniques such as life cycle assessment can contribute to better resource management.

Prof. Dr. Jo Dewulf
Editorial Advisor


  • resources
  • renewable
  • life cycle assessment
  • resource efficiency
  • resource management

Published Papers (4 papers)

Sustainability 2010, 2(8), 2617-2620; doi:10.3390/su2082617
Received: 13 June 2010; Accepted: 17 August 2010 / Published: 18 August 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(8), 2621-2625; doi:10.3390/su2082621
Received: 18 July 2010; Accepted: 17 August 2010 / Published: 18 August 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(4), 919-944; doi:10.3390/su2040919
Received: 21 January 2010; in revised form: 1 March 2010 / Accepted: 17 March 2010 / Published: 5 April 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 604-623; doi:10.3390/su2020604
Received: 22 December 2009; Accepted: 9 February 2010 / Published: 21 February 2010
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