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Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes by Heriberto Cabezas, Gerardo Ruiz Mercado

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Chapter Fourteen

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

A Holistic Evaluation of Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts

L.Q. Luu,  and A. Halog     The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Abstract

Life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) pursues the vision of sustainability in a life cycle perspective; therefore it extends the traditional notion of environmental life cycle assessment to account for the economic and social pillars of sustainability. However, in most life cycle assessments conducted, the economic and social pillars have been less considered with due preference to environmental aspects when assessing product/process systems. This chapter is aimed at introducing and discussing the development of life cycle sustainable ...

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