Stochastic approach based on the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation used for Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) uncertainty analysis in the Rare Earth Elements (REEs) recovery

Session MO.2.A || Life Cycle Approaches in the Raw Materials Sector II Authors SALA, Dariusz; Bieda, Bogusław Abstract According to European Commission’s Report on Critical Raw Materials and the Circular Economy the raw materials, such as rare earths, have a high economic importance for the EU, and are essential for the production of a broad [...]

Stochastic approach based on the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation used for Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) uncertainty analysis in the Rare Earth Elements (REEs) recovery2021-09-30T20:01:07+00:00

Material characterization allowing the realization of multi-scale circular economy studies: from research to practice

Authors TIRADO FABIAN, Deanira Rafaela Abstract Recent policies and researches confirm that the circular economy (CE) is indispensable to achieving the ecological transition and sustainable development because it offers strategies to face challenges such as reducing waste production and the scarcity of primary resources. As the construction sector is one of the largest consumers of [...]

Material characterization allowing the realization of multi-scale circular economy studies: from research to practice2021-09-30T20:01:07+00:00

Environmental and socio-economic benefits of circularity in real estate management

Session TU.1.A || Circular Economy Buildings – from Research to Practice Authors Rydberg, Tomas; Andersson, Johanna; Gerhardsson, Hanna; Kultje, Eva; Lewrén, Adam; Loh Lindholm, Carina; Löfving, Joel Abstract The environmental potential of reusing interior and building products (notably furniture, lighting, doors, windows, flooring and ceilings) has been calculated by a rather basic model based on [...]

Environmental and socio-economic benefits of circularity in real estate management2021-09-30T20:01:07+00:00

Environmental Impacts of Novel Routes for Sc Production from Bauxite Residues and Tio2 Production Wastes

Authors Hengevoss, Dirk; Lenz, Markus; Misev, Victor; Feigl, Vitoria Abstract Scandium (Sc) is high-valued element and a key component in producing high strength aluminum alloys but Sc supply is limited. Sc-producing countries are China (66%), Russia (26%) and Ukraine (7%). The use of Sc containing waste streams such as bauxite residue (BR) from alumina production [...]

Environmental Impacts of Novel Routes for Sc Production from Bauxite Residues and Tio2 Production Wastes2021-09-30T20:01:07+00:00

A tool to determine the optimal environmental lifetime of circular products

Session TU.2.E || Tools, Metrics and Labels for a Circular Economy Authors Hummen, Torsten; Desing, Harald Abstract A longer product use requires fewer resources and causes less environmental impact. While this assumption may seem intuitive, longevity is not per se environmentally beneficial. Imagine a product that causes significant impacts during its service life and loses [...]

A tool to determine the optimal environmental lifetime of circular products2021-09-30T20:01:06+00:00
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