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Assessment of Carbon Footprint in Different Industrial Sectors, Volume 1

  • First dedicated book pertaining to carbon labeling and Carbon Footprint of various products

  • Highlights PCF from eight different industrial sectors

  • Highlights the impacts and mitigation of carbon footprint in different industrial sectors

  • Edited and written and by experts in the field of carbon footprint

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: EcoProduction (ECOPROD)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction to the Eco-Design Methodology and the Role of Product Carbon Footprint

    • Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Raul García Lozano, Ramon Farreny, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Carles M. Gasol, Joan Rieradevall
    Pages 1-24
  3. Carbon Footprint Estimation in the Agriculture Sector

    • Divya Pandey, Madhoolika Agrawal
    Pages 25-47
  4. Methodology for Determining the Carbon Footprint of the Construction of Residential Buildings

    • J. Solís-Guzmán, A. Martínez-Rocamora, M. Marrero
    Pages 49-83
  5. Carbon Footprint of Food Products

    • Elin Röös, Cecilia Sundberg, Per-Anders Hansson
    Pages 85-112
  6. The Carbon Footprint of Ceramic Products

    • Paula Quinteiro, Marisa Almeida, Ana Cláudia Dias, António Araújo, Luís Arroja
    Pages 113-150
  7. The Carbon Footprint of Pigmeat in Flanders

    • R. Jacobsen, V. Vandermeulen, G. Van Huylenbroeck, X. Gellynck
    Pages 167-189
  8. Carbon Emission and Carbon Footprint of Different Industrial Spaces in Different Regions of China

    • Rongqin Zhao, Xiaowei Chuai, Xianjin Huang, Li Lai, Jiawen Peng
    Pages 191-220
  9. Eco-Design and Product Carbon Footprint Use in the Packaging Sector

    • Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Raul García Lozano, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Carles M. Gasol, Joan Rieradevall
    Pages 221-245
  10. Carbon Footprint of the Solid Waste Sector in Greater Bangalore, India

    • T. V. Ramachandra, K. Shwetmala, T. M. Dania
    Pages 265-292

About this book

Carbon footprint is one of the important environmental impacts, which has received greater attention from the public, government and media. It is one of the important topics of even any government’s agenda as well and every nation is trying its best to reduce its carbon footprint to the maximum possible extent. Every company would like to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and consumers are looking for the products which emit lower carbon emissions in their entire life cycle. Assessment of Carbon footprint for different products, processes and services and also carbon labelling of products have become familiar topics in the recent past in various industrial sectors. Every industry has its unique assessment and modelling techniques, allocation procedures, mitigation methods and labelling strategies for its carbon emissions. With this background, this book has been framed with dedicated chapters on carbon footprint assessment on various industrial sectors. In each chapter, details pertaining to the assessment methodologies of carbon footprint followed in a particular industry, challenges in calculating the carbon footprint, case studies of various products in that particular industry, mitigation measures to be followed to trim down the carbon footprint, recommendations for further research are discussed in detail. This first volume includes the carbon footprint assessment methodology of agricultural sector, telecommunication sector, food sector, ceramic industry, packaging industry, building and construction sector and solid waste sector.

Keywords

  • Agricultural Sector
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Ceramic Industry
  • Eco-design
  • Food Industry
  • Mitigation Measures
  • Packaging Sector
  • Solid Waste Sector
  • Telecommunication Sector

Editors and Affiliations

  • Eco-design Consultant, Global Sustainability Services SGS Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

    Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

About the editor

Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is working for SGS Hong Kong for its Global Sustainability Services as Eco-design Consultant after his Doctoral research study from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He has authored more than 75 journal publications and numerous conference publications, 4 books and 2 book chapters. He serves various peer-reviewed journals in environmental and textile sciences as an editor/editorial board member and also as a reviewer.

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Softcover Book USD 99.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 109.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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