Special Issue "Environmental Performance and Life Cycle Assessment Application"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 May 2023) | Viewed by 123

Special Issue Editor

Department of Technical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: sustainability development; renewable energy technologies; power generation; mechanical engineering; energy; solid waste management; electrical engineering; energy saving; energy conservation; energy efficiency
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to bring together inspiring research on the development and practical application of environmental performance and life cycle assessments.

International research on life cycle assessments (LCAs) has been carried out for nearly half a century, dating back to the late 1960s and early 1970s. The LCA is a method to analyze and evaluate strategy suitability according to the strength of enterprises and the industry's development stage by using a life cycle analysis matrix. Using it assists with making strategic choices. You can narrow the scope of the choice and identify a target. As an environmental management approach, LCA considers the effects on specific pre-determined ecological concerns over a product's or system's lifetime. As a new preventive environmental protection strategy and means, LCAs are mainly used to evaluate the environmental load caused by a product, process or production activity by determining and quantifying the energy and material utilization, as well as the environmental emission of waste. Life cycle assessments focus on the environmental impact of a system on ecological health, human health, and resource consumption.

In this Special Issue, we aim to collect research on all aspects surrounding environmental performance and life cycle assessments, including, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • Evaluating the environmental impact of energy;
  • Raw material utilization and waste discharge;
  • Identifying and quantifying energy and material consumption and environmental release throughout the life cycle;
  • Evaluating the effect of this consumption and release on the environment;
  • Identifying and quantifying key opportunities to reduce environmental load;
  • Exploring ways to improve the environment.

If you are interested in this topic, we encourage you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. I look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Patrycja Bałdowska Witos
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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