Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sustainability Metrics - A Life Cycle Assessment Approach

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria


Mariany Costa Deprá

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Leila Queiroz Zepka

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria


environmental impacts ecosystems pollution prevention reductions resource consumption life cycle inventory life cycle stages LCA methodology greenhouse gas water footprint carbon footprint life cycle thinking assessment tools

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About the book

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a systematic tool used to assess the environmental impacts associated with its life-cycle chain. This unique sustainability methodology aims to guide the development of technology, through the best choice of industrial processes, by quantifying the environmental burden of process flows. Thus, the book aims to encourage both researchers’ environmental science and industrial ecology, as well as environmental engineers, and sustainability professionals seeking to broaden the scientific knowledge base of productive systems and their relationship with the environment. Likewise, provides strategies to increase and ensure the efficiency of their processes, reduce costs and further promote the green marketing of their products. Additionally, the book intends to give the reader a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art of life cycle assessment in a format where research and opinions, about important evidence-based in developments, implications of environmental, economic, administrative and political relations innovation will be considered.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 6th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 26th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 14th 2019

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Expected publication date: January 13th 2020

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About the editor

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Prof. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently associate professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria. He has more than 18 years of teaching and research experience. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies and scientific journals. He has 500 publications/communications which include 8 books, 30 book chapters, 85 original research papers, 360 research communications in international and national conferences and has registered 15 patents. His research interests includes food biotechnology with emphasis on microalgal biotechnology.

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