Environmental Assessment of Green Hardboard Production
Environmental assessment of green hardboard production coupled with a laccase activated system Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 445-453 Sara González-García, Gumersindo Feijoo, Carol Heathcote, Andreas Kandelbauer, M. Teresa MoreiraFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-445-453.pdf
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File Synopsis: Global warming (GW), photochemical oxidant formation (PO), acidification (AC) and eutrophication (EP) were the impact categories analysed in this study. Additionally, the cumulative energy demand was evaluated as another impact category. According to the results, four stages significantly influenced the environmental burdens of the production system: laccase production, on-site thermal energy and electricity production as well as wood chipping stage. Due to the environmental impact associated to the production of green bonding agents, a sensitivity analysis with special focus on the eutrophying emissions was carried out by evaluating the amount of laccase and lignin based phenolic material used. Download file...