Search for dissertations about: "Environmental impact assessment of road construction"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words Environmental impact assessment of road construction.

  1. 1. Road Ecology for Environmental Assessment

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Mårten Karlson; KTH.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Roads; Railways; Biodiversity; Environmental Assessment; GIS; Decision Support; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : Transport infrastructure is closely linked to several politically relevant sustainability issues, and since 1985 a formalized environmental assessment process is linked to planning and construction of new roads and railways in the EU (EU directives 85/337/EEC and 2001/42). The aim of the environmental assessment process is to think in advance; to identify, predict and evaluate significant environmental changes resulting from a proposed activity, in order to adjust the proposed activity accordingly and to avoid unnecessary and unexpected consequences. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental assessment of incinerator residue utilisation

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Susanna Toller; KTH.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MSWI bottom ash; wood ash; recycling; LCA; environmental assessment; geochemical speciation modelling; dissolved organic matter; copper Cu ; TECHNOLOGY Other technology Environmental engineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Övriga teknikvetenskaper Miljöteknik;

    Abstract :  In Sweden, utilisation of incinerator residues outside disposal areas is restricted by environmental concerns, as such residues commonly contain greater amounts of potentially toxic trace elements than the natural materials they replace. On the other hand, utilisation can also provide environmental benefits by decreasing the need for landfill and reducing raw material extraction. READ MORE

  3. 3. Life Cycle Impacts of Road Infrastructure Assessment of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Sofiia Miliutenko; KTH.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Cumulative Energy Demand CED ; Global Warming Potential GWP ; Life Cycle Assessment LCA ; road infrastructure; strategic planning;

    Abstract : Road infrastructure is essential in the development of human society, but has both negative and positive impacts. Large amounts of money and natural resources are spent each year on its construction, operation and maintenance. Obviously, there is potentially significantenvironmental impact associated with these activities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Environmental assessment of municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ash in road constructions

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Susanna Olsson; KTH.; [2005]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; bottom ash; environmental impact; LCA; waste management; leaching; copper; dissolved organic carbon; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Environmental chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Miljökemi;

    Abstract : There are several incentives for using bottom ash from municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI bottom ash) as a construction material, such as for road construction. These incentives include decreased disposal of material on landfills and a reduced amount of raw material extracted for road building purposes. READ MORE

  5. 5. The role of roads on hydrological response Modeling and assessment for Swedish watersheds

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Alireza Nickman; KTH.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; GIS; Roads; Flooding; HEC-HMS; Sweden; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : Understanding the role of road networks in alteration of hydrological responses is crucial for maintaining the accessibility and durability of road infrastructures. Road construction is one of the most common man made disturbances to a landscape. READ MORE