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Environmental Carbon Footprints

  • ID: 4226514
  • Book
  • September 2017
  • 474 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Environmental Carbon Footprints: Industrial Case Studies provides a wide range of industrial case-studies, beginning with textiles, energy systems and bio-fuels. Each footprint is associated with background information, scientific consensus and the reason behind its invention, methodological framework, assessment checklist, calculation tool/technique, applications, challenges and limitations. More importantly, applications of each indicator/framework in various industrial sectors and their associated challenges are presented. As case studies are the most flexible of all research designs, this book allows researchers to retain the holistic characteristics of real-life events while investigating empirical events.

  • Includes case studies from various industries, such as textiles, energy systems and conventional and bio-fuels
  • Provides the calculation tool/technique, applications, challenges and limitations for determining carbon footprints on an industry by industry basis
  • Presents the background information, scientific consensus and reason behind each case study

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1. Organizational Carbon Footprint case studies in different industrial set ups
2. Carbon footprint of textile products
3. Carbon footprint of agricultural products
4. Carbon footprint of grocery products
5. Carbon footprint of consumer products
6. Carbon footprint of food products
7. Carbon footprints of hotels
8. Carbon footprint assessment of buildings
9. Carbon footprint of plastic products
10. Carbon footprint of packaging
11. Carbon footprint of energy systems
12. Carbon footprint of bio-energy systems
13. Carbon footprint estimation of conventional and bio-fuels
14. Carbon footprint of shopping bags
15. Carbon footprint of electronic products
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Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan
Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu holds a PhD in Textiles Sustainability from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is well known for his contributions in the field and has extensive academic and industrial experience. He has got an extensive publication list of over 85 scientific books and over 100 research publications to his credit. He is currently Director & Head of Sustainability for SgT & API, based in Hong Kong. He has over a decade's working experience in the area of Textiles & Clothing sustainability. He has worked with Industries in Asia and Europe for various Sustainability aspects. He is an Editor, Editorial Board member and a Reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals in textiles and environmental sciences. He is one of the Directors of the Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society (TBIS), a charitable organization created to foster, develop, and promote all aspects of science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles.
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