Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Session Outline
Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprinting.
University of Nottingham, Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering Resources.
Purchasing Session Outline
PowerPoint Prenetation - Part Eight of Greening Business - Purchasing policies within an organization can play a major part in an organization’s overall environmental impact. Purchasing decisions may range from the sourcing of raw materials for manufacturing through to purchasing of less environmentally harmful cleaning products for use in offices. Purchasing decisions have been traditionally made almost entirely on economic grounds, however, increasingly social, ethical and environmental fa
SCMA and School of Business Commencement 2014
This ceremony took place on May 17, 2014. School of Communication, Media and the Arts and School of Business Master's Degree Candidates- 44:22 SCMA Bachelor's Degree Candidates - 50:54 Business Bachelor's Degree Candidates - 1:08
Climatic and Oceanic Influences on Human Ecology
The Module is organised around three parts, namely, Oceanography and Climatology/ Meteorology’. In the third part we shall study Climate Change in some detail – what the research currently tells us, and the intervention of human agency. Each part is broken into several units which build sequentially and progressively, and earlier ones have concepts and content which will be revisited from time-to-time and in increasing complexity. Given the essential connectedness of environmental systems, c
Delivering Sustainable Development Activity 8: Participation Techniques
This activity concentrates on examining some of the formal participatory techniques that have been developed and utilised as part of Local Actions for Sustainability such as Local Agenda 21 processes - and increasingly in other contexts such as processes of environmental and health decision-making.
Groundwater Hydrology, Fall 2004
Fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, emphasizing the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of contaminated groundwater. Topics include: Darcy equation, flow nets, mass conservation, the aquifer flow equation, heterogeneity and anisotropy, storage properties, regional circulation, unsaturated flow, recharge, stream-aquifer interaction, well hydraulics, flow through fractured rock, numerical models, groundw
University of Nottingham. Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering.
Natural Environmental Change
A brief introduction to natural causes of thermal environmental change.
Predicting Future Climate PowerPoint Presentation
Predicting Future Climate - PowerPoint Presentation - Part One of Future Climate Change
Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Question Bank
Question Bank for Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprint
Motivations for Greening Business Activities
Activties for Part One of Greening Business: There are many reasons for businesses to improve their environmental and sustainability performances. These include: meeting legislative requirements; pre-empting legislative requirements to gain competitive advantage; product innovation to meet a new market; customer demand; requirements for tenders; cost savings; and protecting/enhancing company image.
Motivations for Greening Business Session Outline
Part One of Greening Business: There are many reasons for businesses to improve their environmental and sustainability performances. These include: meeting legislative requirements; pre-empting legislative requirements to gain competitive advantage; product innovation to meet a new market; customer demand; requirements for tenders; cost savings; and protecting/enhancing company image.
Carbon, Climate and Greening Business Session Outline
Part Two of Greening Business: Much of the current emphasis on the environment and sustainability revolves around climate change and the impact of human activities on rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. In order to place the applied business-related content in the context of the environmental problems that we face, tutors may find it useful to provide an introduction to the core Earth System Science concepts of the Earth’s energy balance, the carbon cycle, and systems terminology su
The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has concerns about the lack of knowledge amongst school pupils, and their teachers, of the type of work undertaken by an Environmental Engineer. The interactive presentation was developed as part of an awareness raising exercise for aspects of Environmental Engineering. Targeted at KS3 pupils particularly in Year 9 (Y9) the themes of air/ soil/water pollution were chosen because of their links to the KS3 National Curriculum for Science ( e
Energy resources: Nuclear energy
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises. OpenLearn Resource - Time: 14hours and Level: Intermediate
Interdisciplinary Science Molecules by Design Student Document
Organic chemistry is important in many areas of industry and in the field of pharmaceuticals. In this module you will explore some of the key aspects of organic chemistry in the context of the design and delivery of drugs. This brings together issues of fundamental research, industrial scaling up of processes, environmental impact and patent law.
There is now a greater interest in the environment than ever before and we face concerns about the environmental impacts of almost every aspect of our daily lives. Water, soil, air and the biological environment can all be changed dramatically by the activities of industrial societies like our own, not least through mechanisms which are controlled by essentially geological processes. Waste disposal, contamination of land by industry, the impacts of mining, water pollution and even air quality (t
TALAT Lecture 2110.01: Automobile brake rotor - LCA in product design
This lecture imparts knowledge about ?production and casting of SiC-particle reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite - PMMC (SiCAl7SiMg); use of Life Cycle Analysis. It provides insight to how to redesign a product using life cycle thinking and LCA to minimize the ecological side effects; the importance of having a thoroughly knowledge about the product's life and its environmental impact. Some knowledge of the concept of the product information structure - "the chromosomes" and f
11.481J Analyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic Change (MIT)
Surveys theories of regional growth, factor mobility, clustering, industrial restructuring, learning regions, and global supply chains from a political-economy perspective. Examines/critiques accounting frameworks including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts, infrastructure investments. Assesses price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US a