Economía Circular

Economía Circular

Development and Characterization of a Sustainable Bio-Polymer Concrete with a Low Carbon Footprint
26/01/2023 - Polymer concrete (PC) has been used to replace cement concrete when harsh service conditions exist. Polymers have a high carbon footprint when considering their life cycle analysis, and with...
Techno-Environmental Assessment of Insulation Materials in Saudi Arabia: Integrating Thermal Performance and LCA
22/01/2023 - Arid and hot regions, like Saudi Arabia, utilize up to 60% of the country’s energy to regulate buildings’ indoor comfort. Energy efficiency is a long-term sustainability...
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of 3D Concrete Printing and Casting Processes for Cementitious Materials Incorporating Ground Waste Tire Rubber
20/01/2023 - Ordinary concrete is an indispensable construction material of modern society which is used for everything from mundane road pavements to building structures. However, it is often used for...
CO2 Impact Analysis for Road Embankment Construction: A Comparative Environmental Assessment of Lignin and Lime Soil Stabilization Treatments
19/01/2023 - The last decade has witnessed increased attention toward products, services, and works with reduced environmental impacts. In the field of road construction, the use of alternative materials, wastes,...
Performance of Rubberized Concrete and the Effect of Temperature and Stainless Steel Fibers
18/01/2023 - Rubberized concrete is widely used in construction by utilizing the advantages of partially replacing fine or coarse aggregate with rubber to enhance several properties of concrete and provide an...
Bioplastics: Innovation for Green Transition
18/01/2023 - Bioplastics are one of the possible alternative solutions to the polymers of petrochemical origins. Bioplastics have several advantages over traditional plastics in terms of low carbon footprint,...
Waste Paper as a Valuable Resource: An Overview of Recent Trends in the Polymeric Composites Field
13/01/2023 - This review focuses on polymeric waste-paper composites, including state-of-the-art analysis with quantitative and qualitative discussions. Waste paper is a valuable cellulose-rich material, produced...
Rigid composite bio-based polyurethane foams: From synthesis to LCA analysis
13/02/2023 - This paper provides a bio-based polyurethane foam (PUR) solution, following a cradle-to-factory approach. The design of bio-based rigid PURs, reinforced with sustainable fillers have gained...
Environmental and Economic Impact of an Innovative Biocide-Free Antifouling Coating for Naval Applications
12/01/2023 - The work provides an economic sustainability and environmental impact analysis for the validation of a biocide-free antifouling coating for marine applications able to reduce fuel consumption during...
Policy Framework for Prefabricated Buildings in Underdeveloped Areas: Enlightenment from the Comparative Analysis of Three Types of Regions in China
11/01/2023 - Prefabricated buildings (PBs) are vigorously promoted for their many advantages. However, obvious regional differences exist in the development of PBs in China, and underdeveloped areas significantly...
Environmental Impact of Concrete Slab Made of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Based on Limit States of Load-Bearing Capacity and Serviceability—LCA Case Study
09/01/2023 - In the case of concrete sustainability, two main ways are generally discussed: (1) the reduction of natural raw materials and (2) the reduction of emissions related to concrete production. Following...
Environmental Impact Comparison Analysis between a Traditional Hot Mixed Asphalt (HMA) and with the Addition of Recycled Post-Consumer Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET) through the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methodology
06/01/2023 - The present study presents a cradle-to-built life cycle assessment (LCA) for a road pavements structure of hot mixed asphalt (HMA) with recycled post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (RPET)...
Gasification process of palm kernel shell to fuel gas: Pilot-scale experiment and life cycle analysis
- This research demonstrates a palm kernel shell gasification system for producing fuel gas, also known as producer gas. Using air as an oxidant, the gasification process converts palm kernel shells...
Modelling Approaches of Life Cycle Cost–Benefit Analysis of Road Infrastructure: A Critical Review and Future Directions
30/12/2022 - Cost–benefit analysis (CBA) is considered an effective evaluation method for fostering optimal decision making and ranking of road infrastructures over decades. This paper introduces a...
Characterising Embodied Energy in Construction Activities Using Energy Inventory Life Cycle Assessment Method
26/12/2022 - Energy consumption of buildings accounts for almost a third of total energy use worldwide, leading to greater efforts in the industry and academia to reduce energy consumption in the built...
Feasibility of Planting Trees around Buildings as a Nature-Based Solution of Carbon Sequestration—An LCA Approach Using Two Case Studies
24/12/2022 - In response to Canada’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to making pathways to achieve carbon neutral buildings, this paper presents two real case studies. The paper...
Mechanical performance after high-temperature exposure and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to unit of stored energy of alternative mortars to Portland cement
15/02/2023 - Decoupling energy demand has led to the importance of energy storage for increasing the capacity of renewable energy power plants. In this field, Portland cement (PC) concrete is proving to be a...
Identifying Key Environmental Indicators in the Assessment of the Proof-of-Concept in Pigment Production from the Marine Cyanobacterium Cyanobium sp.
18/12/2022 - Cyanobacteria have long attracted market interest as a source of natural compounds such as pigments with proven bioactivity (carotenoid and phycobiliproteins). The cultivation and extraction...
Evaluating the Environmental and Economic Performance of Municipal Solid Waste Disposal by All-Component Resource Recovery
16/12/2022 - Disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) has become increasingly challenging. In this study, we used life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate environmental impacts and financial performance of a new...
Life Cycle Assessment of Protection Products for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems
18/12/2022 - The energy performance and thermal comfort of buildings are decisive factors for users. Thus, solutions such as the external thermal insulation systems (ETICS) that can be installed in either new...
Shape Memory Polymer Foam for Autonomous Climate-Adaptive Building Envelopes
15/12/2022 - Reducing the continuously growing cooling energy demand of buildings is an important part of achieving global emission targets. Here, we present an innovative scenario of how the integration of a...