Search for dissertations about: "Environmental assessment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 853 swedish dissertations containing the words Environmental assessment.

  1. 1. Environmental Assessment of Emerging Technologies: The Case of Alternative Transport Fuels

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Karl Jonasson; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Miljöteknik; Environmental engineering; Teknik och social förändring; Technology and social change; environmental assessment; life-cycle assessment; LCA; technological systems; technological transitions; socio-technical scenarios; technology path assessment; sustainable development; alternative fuels; biofuels; transport;

    Abstract : There are several methods to evaluate the environmental performance of new technologies. The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the methodological development of environmental assessments, with contributions from life-cycle assessment (LCA), theories on technical change and socio-technical scenarios. READ MORE

  2. 2. Contributions to Emission, Exposure and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Rickard Arvidsson; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Nanomaterials; nanoparticles; emission assessment; exposure assessment; risk assessment; titanium dioxide; silver; graphene; particle flow analysis; substance flow analysis.;

    Abstract : In recent years, synthetic nanomaterials have begun to be produced and used in increasingly larger volumes. These materials may cause new or increased risks to the environment, but no harmonized methods for structured assessment of their environmental risks exist. READ MORE

  3. 3. Improved environmental assessment in the development of wood-based products: Capturing impacts of forestry and uncertainties of future product systems

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Gustav A. Sandin; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; product development; environmental assessment; sustainability assessment; land use; water use; impact assessment; end-of-life modelling; scenario modelling; wood; forestry;

    Abstract : The prospect of reducing environmental impacts is a key driver for the development of new wood-based products. But as wood-based products are not necessarily environmentally superior to non-wood alternatives, there is a need to assess the environmental impact of the product and guide the development process. READ MORE

  4. 4. Environmental Assessment and Strategic Technology Choice: The Case of Renewable Transport Fuels

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Karl Hillman; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Miljöteknik; Environmental engineering; Teknik och social förändring; Technology and social change; environmental assessment; life cycle assessment LCA ; socio-technical change; strategic technology choice; renewable fuels;

    Abstract : The scale of the required changes is huge, and time is limited if we are to avoid the most severe effects of climate change. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from road transport, several fuels and electricity originating from renewable energy sources have been proposed, all of them in different stages of development and with various and shifting environmental impacts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Managing high environmental performance? Applying life cycle approaches and environmental certification tools in the building and real estate sectors

    University dissertation from Stockholm, Sweden : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Nils W. O. Brown; KTH.; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Buildings; operational energy use; life cycle assessment; environmental certification; environmental assessment; renovation; strategy; design process; value creation; embodied environmental impacts; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : The main aim of this thesis is  to demonstrate and critically assess life cycle approaches’ and environmental certification (EC) tools’ potential for supporting decisions for improved environmental performance in the building and real estate sectors.Using life cycle approaches, the thesis shows that for new build and renovation cases aiming for low operational energy use that embodied global warming potential (GWP) due to material production can constitute a large portion of a building’s lifetime GWP. READ MORE