Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology Chapter 9

Improve Environmental and Economic Performance with Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA)

Authors: J.A. Shatkin, W. Larsen

Affilation: CLF Ventures, Inc., United States

Pages: 828 - 831

Keywords: nanomaterials, sustainability, lifecycle

Many new technologies offer significant improvements in environmental performance over existing approaches. Typically, there is some uncertainty about the health or environmental impacts, positive or negative, of new technologies, which can adversely affect their introduction into the market. Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) of new technologies offers the opportunity for early stage product performance assessment, to identify and measure environmental impacts, such as carbon emissions, water consumption, use of hazardous materials, in ways that can improve product performance and market penetration. An assessment that demonstrates a positive environmental profile enhances market access, while conversely, through a screening level assessment concerns about potential adverse effects can be identified and addressed prior to market introduction, creating more sustainable products.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95

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