Sustainability in Life Cycle Analysis of Nanomaterials Applied in Soil Remediation

  • Visentin CarolineEmail author
  • Thomé Antônio
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The use of nanoparticles in soil remediation is an emerging and innovative technology. With the advancement of sustainable remediation, concern about the remediation technologies sustainability should be considered as criteria in decision-making. Countless tools can be employed in order to assess sustainability in soil remediation, e.g. life cycle analysis (LCA) for environmental impacts assessment. However, to be considered sustainable the LCA must also understand the economic and social aspects. This study aims to carry out a systematic and bibli- ometric analysis of scientific production in the field of LCA, sustainability and nanoparticles applied in the remediation of contaminated sites. Represented by the scientific articles indexed in the database Scopus and Web of Science. It is concluded that the evaluation of sustainability by means of the Sustainable-LCA in soil remediation is an innovative tool. The application of sustainability in its principles, environmental, economic and social, has not yet been carried out in nanoremediation.


LCA Sustainability Remediation Nanomaterial Bibliometric analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Posgraduate Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil

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