Environmental performance assessment of solid waste recovery from industrial process


The aim was to investigate the literature, the research related to the use of industrial solid waste as raw material alternative to obtain new materials and methods to establish their environmental performance. The survey was conducted by consulting the databases: Scopus, Web of Science and Scielo, in the period 2000 – 2012 and found 67 articles. The articles were classified into technical (50) and environmental assessment (17). The 50 articles that have been technically assessment and descriptive themes can be grouped into five groups: reduced environmental impacts and benefits, reduction and reuse of waste, use of natural resources, economic gains, and other topics. The 17 articles that evaluated the impacts of using these residues, eight of them applied the life cycle assessment (LCA) method. It was found that the use of this method varies greatly, without being possible to define a uniform structure in the context of waste in obtaining new materials. Thus, it is often difficult to identify the associated potential benefits over conventional methods (materials without waste) and inform final consumer or user of a product and the environmental benefits and which are, therefore, also represent an economic advantage.

SANTOS, Mario Roberto dos; TEIXEIRA, Cláudia Echevenguá; KNEISS, Cláudia Terezinha. Avaliação de desempenho ambiental na valorização de resíduos sólidos de processos industriais. Revista de Administração da UFSM; Brazilian Journal od Management, v.7, ed.especial, p.75-92, nov., 2014.

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