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See detailLIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPIC WATER
Groslambert, Sylvie ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

Poster (2015, May)

In its Regional Policy Statement for 2009-2014, the Walloon Government (Belgium) undertakes to make Wallonia a model of good governance. Applying this principle in the field of the environment needs to be ... [more ▼]

In its Regional Policy Statement for 2009-2014, the Walloon Government (Belgium) undertakes to make Wallonia a model of good governance. Applying this principle in the field of the environment needs to be based on a continuous, objective and strict evaluation of the evolution of the state of environmental components (air, water, soil, biodiversity, etc.), the pressures to which they are subjected, the resultant impacts and the measures taken to improve living conditions within our Region. Within this framework, the General Operational Direction of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (DGARNE) realises reports on the state of the environment in Wallonia, in close collaboration with universities and research centres. A chapter is dedicated to the efficient use of water resources, including a life cycle assessment of anthropic water and rain water harvesting. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of biobased chemical building blocks made from European waste streams
Groslambert, Sylvie ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

Poster (2015, May)

Many drivers exist to persuade EU businesses to embrace the opportunities of the circular economy. However, the challenges faced by companies, particularly among SME’s, in the drive for resource ... [more ▼]

Many drivers exist to persuade EU businesses to embrace the opportunities of the circular economy. However, the challenges faced by companies, particularly among SME’s, in the drive for resource efficiency include access to funding, knowledge and capability, and ability to implement cost-effective technological solutions. It was these factors that inspired the creation of the ReNEW network. ReNEW, ‘Resource innovation Network for European Waste’, is a €5 million project funded by the Interreg IVB North West Europe scheme aiming to increase cooperation between research and business endeavours to create value from waste by optimising novel technologies for extracting materials from waste and their reuse in the supply chain. ReNEW also aims to inform local, national and European policy makers, and to share transnational best practice and improve specific support to meet the innovation needs of the waste sector. Within the frame of this project, several technologies are investigated by partners to improve the valorisation of organic wastes in chemicals such as the production of furfural (C5H4O2 - CAS 98-01-1) by the chemical hydrolysis of contaminated/hazardous woody biomass. [less ▲]

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment of Buildings - a review
Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Proceedings of ArcelorMittal International Network in Steel Construction 2010 : Sustainability Workshop (2010, July 07)

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See detailLife cycle assessment of carbon xerogels
Melon, Raphaëlle ULg; Renzoni, Roberto ULg; Léonard, Alexandre ULg et al

in Fagadar-Cosma, Eugenia (Ed.) Book of abstracts - Advanced Workshop - Insights into novel solid materials, their recyclability and integration into Li polymer batteries for EVs (2012, July)

In the framework of the SOMABAT European project, a life cycle assessment applied to the production of 1 kg of carbon xerogels was carried out by comparing three drying technologies (vacuum, microwave and ... [more ▼]

In the framework of the SOMABAT European project, a life cycle assessment applied to the production of 1 kg of carbon xerogels was carried out by comparing three drying technologies (vacuum, microwave and convective drying). These carbon materials with controlled texture are thought to be used as active material at the anode side of Li-polymer battery. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of carbon xerogels
Melon, Raphaëlle ULg; Renzoni, Roberto ULg; Léonard, Alexandre ULg et al

Poster (2011, November 03)

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See detailA life cycle assessment of injectable drug primary packaging: comparing the traditional process in glass vials with the closed vial technology (polymer vials)
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Renzoni, Roberto ULg; Verjans, Benoît et al

in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2011), 16(2), 159-167

This study compares environmental impacts of two primary packaging alternatives used for injectable drugs: the traditional method based on glass vials and the method developed by Aseptic Technologies ... [more ▼]

This study compares environmental impacts of two primary packaging alternatives used for injectable drugs: the traditional method based on glass vials and the method developed by Aseptic Technologies based on polymer vials. A critical review by an external LCA expert was made. [less ▲]

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment: a key decision tool for biomass valorization
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment: a useful tool to help sustainable material choices and building eco design
Léonard, Angélique ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailLife cycle environmental performance of using substitution fuels in cement production
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Halleux, Hubert; Léonard, Angélique ULg et al

in Programme book : SETAC EUrope 16th LCA Case Studies Symposium : From simplified LCA to advanced LCA (2010, February)

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See detailLife cycle environmental performance of using substitution fuels in cement production
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Halleux, Hubert; Léonard, Angélique ULg et al

Poster (2010, February 01)

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See detailLife cycle inventory of stainless steel - A review of challenges, methods and applications
Rossi, Barbara ULg

in Bragança, Luis; Koukkari, Heli; Blok, Rijk (Eds.) et al Integrated approach towards sustainable constructions (2011)

This chapter presents life cycle inventories (LCI) of stainless steel products (cold-rolled coils) with a focus on the challenges associated to the use of this material in the construction domain: roofs ... [more ▼]

This chapter presents life cycle inventories (LCI) of stainless steel products (cold-rolled coils) with a focus on the challenges associated to the use of this material in the construction domain: roofs, façades, technical equipment, structural components. After an introduction describing recent applications of stainless steel in the construction domain, an overview of the challenges related to the use of this material is presented. In this section, a special attention paid to the Leadership in Environmental and Engineering Design (LEED) developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), that was one of the world’s first green building rating system (1990) and most widely used internationally. The most recognized European environmental assessment methods will also be mentioned. Several grades will then be described with regard to their mechanical (resistance and ductility) and physical properties (solar reflectance, thermal emittance) as well as surface finishes available for the construction domain. Afterwards, three grades in the form of cold-rolled coils (grades 304, 316 and 430) will be compared in terms of life-cycle inventory from cradle to gate including the end-of-life treatment. Indeed, since stainless steel is recycled to more than 90% at the end of its life and recyclable and indefinite number of times, the method that will be taken into account is referred as “allocation for scrap inputs and outputs using the closed material loop recycling methodology”. A short description of the reference method will also be provided. Last, depending on the recycling rate and thus net recycling content, several impacts such as the energy demand and CO2 emissions will be compared. The influence of the end-of-life credit method will be underlined and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle inventory of stainless steel – A review of challenges, methods and applications.
Rossi, Barbara ULg

Conference (2010, July)

This document gives an overview of the challenges and issues related to a sustainable use of steel in the construction sector. After an introduction that concerns the challenges associated to the use of ... [more ▼]

This document gives an overview of the challenges and issues related to a sustainable use of steel in the construction sector. After an introduction that concerns the challenges associated to the use of steel as a sustainable material, the principles of a life-cycle analysis are presented. The paper then focuses on the life-cycle inventory data of several products: finished cold-rolled coil, electro-galvanized steel, section rolling and rebar. The data are presented for two (sometimes three) different recycling rates. Indeed, since steel is recycled to more than 85% at the end of its life and recyclable and indefinite number of times, the presented inventory includes allocation for scrap inputs and outputs using the closed material loop recycling methodology developed by the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI). A description of the method principles is also provided. The influence of the end-of-life credit method will be discussed. Corrosion and subsequently maintenance of steel products will be treated afterwards and a brief comparison of the life-cycle inventory will be provided for electro-galvanized steel and finished steel. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle inventory of stainless steel – A review of challenges, methods and applications.
Rossi, Barbara ULg

in Sustainable constructions - A life-cycle approach in engineering: International Symposium: Malta, 23-25 July 2010 (2010, July)

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See detailLife history trait differences between a lake and a stream-dwelling population of the Pyrenean Brook newt (Calotriton asper)
Oromi Farrús, Neus ULg; Amat, F.; Sanuy, Delfi et al

in Amphibia-Reptilia (2014), 34

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See detailLife history traits in Pelophylax saharicus from Tiaret semiarid lands (North-western Algeria).
Oromi Farrús, Neus ULg; Brunet, P.; Taibi, K. et al

in Herpetological Journal (2011), 21

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See detailLife history traits related to hydraulic functioning in 211 African tropical woody species
Morin-Rivat, Julie ULg; Fayolle, Adeline ULg; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg et al

Poster (2013, June 06)

In the context of global change understanding the interactions between plant ecology and plant physiology remains a crucial issue. In this study we aimed at analyzing the vascular characteristics involved ... [more ▼]

In the context of global change understanding the interactions between plant ecology and plant physiology remains a crucial issue. In this study we aimed at analyzing the vascular characteristics involved in the ecological traits of woody species from the northern Congo Basin. We crosschecked three databases: the botanical inventories (857 spp.) and the database of life history traits (464 spp.) produced during the CoForChange project, and the anatomical database Inside Wood (761 spp. and genera for tropical Africa). A total of 211 shared species was obtained. We performed correspondence analyses between the tangential diameter of the vessel lumina (40-43), the number of vessels per mm² (46-50) and five life history traits: leaf phenology, light requirement, seed dispersal, tree size and wood density. Species were distributed along a gradient from species with numerous small vessels to species with few large vessels. This distribution was correlated to a gradient in leaf phenology and light requirement: from evergreen shade-tolerant species to deciduous non-pioneer and pioneer light-demanding species. Dispersal followed this distribution in a lesser extent: from zoochoria to autochoria via anemochoria. Finally, a gradient in size was observed, from small shrubs to tall trees, as well as a gradient in wood density, from dense to light woods. We conclude that the ecological traits of the African tropical woody species are closely related to their hydraulic functioning. The strategies adopted by plants regarding light and water availability can thus be deduced from their vascular characteristics. On this basis we anticipate that climate change will foster light-demanding tree species as better competitors than shade-tolerant species, especially as drought stress is concerned. Further research is needed to increase the input of wood anatomy in explaining the life history traits in African tropical species. [less ▲]

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