Title: A method for tracing innovative material technology for a sustainable Flemish production landscape
Authors: Shamuilia, Sheron
Van Acker, Karel
De Blonde, Mariane
Vanderreydt, Ive #
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2009
Conference: International Sustainable Development Research edition:15 location:Utrecht date:5-8 July 2009
Abstract: The aim of this work is to present a sustainability-
Materialtechnology point of view
for assessing installations in the material
industry. The latter scan takes economic, social,
technical and ecological criteria into account
simultaneously, using existing sustainability
analysis available in the literature as a basis, more
specifically, mass and energy flow models, life
cycle analysis, impact assessment, exergy
analyses, etc. The main objective of the described
scan is its ability to trace opportunities which can
enhance the sustainability in material-production
processes and/or produced materials. The
resulting “opportunity scan” will take the global
network (containing all the processes and
products) into account as well as the local context
of it. This local context contains the following
levels: (1) the company/consumer relationship (i.e.
what are the important sustainability criteria for the
consumer) , (2) distribution issues (i.e. what are the
opportunities/disabilities when distributing the
finished product), (3) the production process (i.e.
which sustainable material properties are
easy/difficult to achieve), and (4) the working
circumstances (i.e. which sustainability properties
form a smaller/bigger risk to the employers and the
environment) .
Description: OpenRaam project
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

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