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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Light-Weight Eco-composites


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Miao Guo
    Pages 1-61
  3. Miao Guo
    Pages 63-102
  4. Miao Guo
    Pages 103-151
  5. Miao Guo
    Pages 153-220
  6. Miao Guo
    Pages 221-263
  7. Miao Guo
    Pages 321-344
  8. Miao Guo
    Pages 345-356
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 357-404

About this book


Miao Guo's PhD thesis provides scientific insights into the environmental issues related to biocomposites based on starch-polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) blends. The author contributes significantly to the methodological issues underlying the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) modelling approach. As well as presenting complete LCA inventories using primary data from a variety of sources, Guo develops a new modelling approach incorporating the process-oriented biogeochemistry model Denitrification-Decomposition (DNDC) into site-specific LCA studies to simulate carbon and nitrogen dynamics in the wheat agro-ecosystem. This thesis addresses important LCA data quality issues by using comprehensive sensitivity and uncertainty analyses and has resulted in a large number of publications in internationally renowned journals.


Anaerobic Digestion Bio-composites Biopolymers DNDC Denitrification-Decomposition LCA Life Cycle Assessment Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Starch-PVOH

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of Life SciencesImperial CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom

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