Cascade Use in Technologies 2018

Internationale Konferenz zur Kaskadennutzung und Kreislaufwirtschaft – Oldenburg 2018

  • Alexandra Pehlken
  • Matthias Kalverkamp
  • Rikka Wittstock
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Muztoba Ahmad Khan, Matthias Kalverkamp, Thorsten Wuest
    Pages 1-7
  3. Aleksandra Patrycja Wewer, Thomas Guidat
    Pages 8-12
  4. Sascha Diedler, Kerstin Kuchta
    Pages 21-29
  5. Nina Tsydenova, Merle Heyken
    Pages 30-37
  6. Ersin Karadeniz, Christian Klinke, Jörg Woidasky
    Pages 38-44
  7. Mehmet Ali Kucuker, Xiaochen Xu, Kerstin Kuchta
    Pages 45-50
  8. Weiqun Han, Yuan Shi, Alexandra Pehlken, Goufang Zhang, Pang-Chieh Sui, Jinsheng Xiao
    Pages 64-74
  9. Alexandra Pehlken, Björn Koch, Matthias Kalverkamp
    Pages 75-82
  10. Nicolas Bognar, Julian Rickert, Mark Mennenga, Felipe Cerdas, Christoph Herrmann
    Pages 93-103
  11. Jens F. Peters, Manuel Baumann, Marcel Weil
    Pages 104-110
  12. Rikka Wittstock, Alexandra Pehlken, Fernando Peñaherrera, Michael Wark
    Pages 111-121
  13. Juan Camillo Gomez, Thomas Vogt, Urte Brand
    Pages 122-132

About these proceedings


The goals of the Circular Economy clearly point towards the cascading approach. Reuse and recycling of materials and products keeps secondary resources circulating and thus protects primary resources from being exploited. Cascade Use in Technologies is dedicated to cascading approaches of materials and products and fits perfectly to the Circular Economy discussion within Europe and the rest of the world. Most methods used in this context can be more or less allocated to life cycle management approaches with a rather technical perspective, as most of the articles presented in this book are engineering-driven. Therefore, it is a novel forum for reporting technological breakthroughs regarding cascading use of materials and products in the domains of automotive, electronics, and computing, and regarding resource criticality in general.



  • ·         Material and Energy Flow Assessment
  • ·         Sustainable Mobility
  • ·         Industrial Ecology with a focus on renewable energy sources or WEEE
  • ·         (Re-) Manufacturing
  • ·         Cascade Use and Waste Management 4.0


  • ·         Researchers
  • ·         Scientists and technologists from industry, universities, research firms
  • ·         Employees of government agencies



Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Pehlken studied Mining Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, specializing in mineral processing. She received the Lise-Meitner Scholarship from the State of North Rhine-Westfalia and spent two years in Canada. She has headed the BMBF-funded "Cascade Use" research group at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and is now working for OFFIS.

Dr. Matthias Kalverkamp is a Post-Doc researcher in the "Cascade Use" research group and focuses on remanufacturing supply chains in the context of the circular economy. During his PhD studies, he conducted research in Europe, North America and Chile. Prior to that, he worked in project management at the BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH.

Rikka Wittstock studied Sustainability Economics and Management at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and completed her master thesis within the framework of the "Cascade Use" project, focusing on fuel cell vehicles and their impact on platinum demand. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Osnabrueck.


recycling product design product engineering resource efficiency Ressourceneffizienz Produktdesign carbondioxide Kohlendioxid life cycle analysis Lebenszyklusanalyse

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra Pehlken
    • 1
  • Matthias Kalverkamp
    • 2
  • Rikka Wittstock
    • 3
  1. 1.Cascade Use Research GroupCarl von Ossietzky University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Cascade Use Research GroupCarl von Ossietzky University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Deparment of Accounting and Information SystemsUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-57885-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-57886-5
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