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Assessment of Carbon Footprint in Different Industrial Sectors, Volume 2

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • First dedicated book pertaining to carbon labeling and the assessment of Carbon Footprint (CF) in various industrial sectors

  • Highlights carbon footprint assessment techniques in different industries with detailed case studies

  • Emphasizes the mitigation measures to reduce the carbon footprint in different industrial sectors


Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Pedro Villanueva-Rey, Mª Teresa Moreira, Gumersindo Feijoo
    Pages 1-29
  3. Ray Jacobsen, Valerie Vandermeulen, Guido Vanhuylenbroeck, Xavier Gellynck
    Pages 31-52
  4. Andreja Kutnar, Callum Hill
    Pages 135-172
  5. Ruisheng Ng, Zhiquan Yeo, Hui Xian Tan, Bin Song
    Pages 173-206
  6. T. V. Ramachandra, K. Sreejith, H. A. Bharath
    Pages 207-267
  7. Pedro Villanueva-Rey, Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Mª Teresa Moreira, Gumersindo Feijoo
    Pages 269-298

About this book


Followed by the previous part (Volume-1), Volume-2 of carbon footprint assessment book deals with the assessment of carbon footprint in different other sectors, which were not dealt in the first part. Attention on Carbon footprint is growing day-by-day from the public, government and media. Certainly it is one of the most important topics in the agenda of every nation, which is trying its best to reduce its carbon footprint to the maximum possible extent. Every manufacturing industry or sector 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 labeling of products have become familiar topics in the recent past in various industrial sectors. Every industry has its unique assessment and modeling techniques, allocation procedures, mitigation methods and labeling strategies for its carbon emissions. With this background, volume two of this book has been framed with dedicated chapters on carbon footprint assessment on various industrial sectors, apart from the ones covered in Volume 1. 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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.Eco-design ConsultantGlobal Sustainability Services, SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong SAR

About the editors

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, 8 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.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences