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  • A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Single-Use Fibre Drums Versus Reusable Steel Drums 

    Raugei, Marco; Fullana Palmer, Pere; Puig Vidal, Rita; Torres, Alejo (2009)
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    This paper deals with a comparative analysis of two different packaging and transport scenarios, which exemplifies the implications of choosing between single-use and reusable packaging. In particular, transport of a batch ...
  • Alternative Fungicides for the Leather Industry: Application in Various Processes. 

    Cuadros Domènech, Sara; Manresa Presas, Mª Angels; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Puig Vidal, Rita; Marsal Monge, Agustí (2013)
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    Increasingly stringent environmental legislation and indispensable use of fungicides in the tanning industry obliges tanners to adapt their processes to alternative technologies with lower environmental impact, including ...
  • An evaluation of the life cycle cost of rapeseed oil as a straight vegetable oil fuel to replace petroleum diesel in agriculture 

    Baquero Armans, Grau; Esteban Dalmau, Bernat; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Rius Carrasco, Antoni; Puig Vidal, Rita (2011-08)
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    The use of straight vegetable oil (SVO) as biofuel has been recognized as a valid substitute of diesel fuel in the agricultural sector under specific circumstances. Its direct use reduces most of the chemical processes ...
  • Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Footwear 

    Milà Canals, Llorenç; Domènech Antúnez, Xavier; Rieradevall, J.; Fullana Palmer, Pere; Puig Vidal, Rita (1998-06)
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    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been applied in the leather footwear industry. Due to the fact that the goal of the study is to point those steps in the footwear cycle which contribute most to the total environmental ...
  • Application of Life-Cycle Assessment to footwear 

    Milà Canals, Llorenç; Domènech Antúnez, Xavier; Rieradevall, J.; Fullana Palmer, Pere; Puig Vidal, Rita (1997)
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    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been applied in the leather footwear industry. Due to the fact that the goal of the study is to point those steps in the footwear cycle which contribute most to the total environmental ...
  • Biotechnological sequestering of chromium(III) From Post-Tanning Effluents: First Results 

    Lalueza Baro, Joana; Rius Carrasco, Antoni; Puig Vidal, Rita; Martí Badia, Maria Elena; Martí Bernadas, Joan Francesc; Rodriguez, N.; Amils, Ricardo (2010-07)
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    Heavy metals in waste waters and sludge may cause significant environmental problems, and it is known that conventional recovery technologies cannot always achieve satisfactory treatment. For example, they are inappropiate ...
  • Carbon footprint and energy balance of biodiesel produced from tannery fleshings 

    Kiliç, Eylem; Puig Vidal, Rita; Baquero Armans, Grau; Zengin, Gökhan (2014-09-01)
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    This paper analyzes, from a life cycle perspective, the environmental performance of biodiesel obtained from leather industry fleshing waste (BDF). The indicators used for this environmental evaluation are: global warming ...
  • Carbon footprint and energy comparison of biodiesel produced from leather industry fleshings and rapeseed vegetal oil 

    Kiliç, Eylem; Puig Vidal, Rita; Baquero Armans, Grau; Zengin, Gökhan; Adigüzel Zengin, Arife Candas (2013)
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    Biodiesels from different sources have received significant interest, driven by concerns over oil price instability, sustainability of energy supplies and measures taken to reduce the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. This ...
  • Carbon footprint and toxicity indicators of alternative chromium free tanning in China 

    Xu, Xiaoying; Baquero Armans, Grau; Puig Vidal, Rita; Shi, Jiabo; Sang, Jun; Lin, Wei (2015-05-01)
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    This paper analyzes, from a life cycle perspective, the environmental performance of a newly developed chromium-free tanning process compared to the conventional one, in China. Both processes were evaluated by using carbon ...
  • Disseny de reactors fotoquímics: descripció dels models d'emissió de llum per a reactors anulars. Part 1, models clàssics 

    Fullana Palmer, Pere; Puig Vidal, Rita; Celma, Pere J.; Vilaseca, Jordi (2009)
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    El disseny d'un reactor químic ha de contemplar normalment, a no ser que puguin simplificar-se, una sèrie de balanços: el de matèria, el d¡energia i el de quantitat de moviment. A més d'aquests, un model de reactor fotoquímic ...
  • Ecologia Industrial aplicada al sector adober de Catalunya 

    Puig Vidal, Rita; Cervantes Torre-Marín, Gemma; Rius Carrasco, Antoni; Martí Badia, Maria Elena; Solé Gustems, Miquel; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger (2008)
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    L'objectiu del projecte presentat aquí (que forma part del projecte CICLE), és conèixer la situació actual d'aprofitament i reciclatge de residues del sector adober català i fer propostes de millora seguint els principis ...
  • Ecologia Industrial aplicada al sector paperer de Catalunya 

    Puig Vidal, Rita; Rius Carrasco, Antoni; Martí Badia, Maria Elena; Solé Gustems, Miquel; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Fullana Palmer, Pere (2008)
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    L'objectiu del projecte presentat aquí (que forma part del projecte CICLE), és conèixer la situació actual d'aprofitament i reciclatge de residus del sector paperer català i fer propostes de millora seguint els principis ...
  • El análisis de ciclo de vida (ACV): herramienta de gestión ambiental 

    Puig Vidal, Rita (FUNDACIÓ UPC, 2007)
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  • El análisis del ciclo de vida (ACV) y su utilización en el ecoetiquetado de productos: aplicación al sector curtidos 

    Puig Vidal, Rita; Milà Canals, Llorenç; Domènech Antúnez, Xavier; Rieradevall, J.; Fullana Palmer, Pere (1999)
    Conference report
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  • Environmental life cycle assessment of rapeseed straight vegetable oil as self-supply agricultural biofuel 

    Baquero Armans, Grau; Esteban Dalmau, Bernat; Puig Vidal, Rita; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Rius Carrasco, Antoni (2013-02-01)
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    Biofuels are nowadays considered a questionable environmental alternative to fossil fuels. In that context, this work analyses the environmental impacts when introducing rapeseed on the traditional and current wheat and ...
  • Environmental optimization of chromium recovery from tannery sludge using a life cycle assessment approach 

    Kiliç, Eylem; Puig Vidal, Rita; Baquero Armans, Grau; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Colak, Selime; Gürler, Deniz (Elsevier, 2011)
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    Life cycle assessment (LCA) was used to evaluate the environmental impact of an oxidative chromium recovery method from tannery sludge, in comparison with the usual landfilling process. Three improvement options (water ...
  • Estudi econòmic de l'oli de colza com a biocarburant en explotacions agrícoles 

    Baquero Armans, Grau; Esteban Dalmau, Bernat; Puig Vidal, Rita; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Rius Carrasco, Antoni (2010-01-01)
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    Actualment els biocarburants ocupen una important àrea d’estudi, essent el biodièsel i el bioetanol els més utilitzats en el nostre territori. La major part d’aquests biocarburants són de primera generació i la seva ...
  • Impacto global de las energías 

    Puig Vidal, Rita (Cátedra UNESCO de Sostenibilidad de la UPC, 2007)
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  • Industrial ecology as a planning approach for a sustainable tanning industrial estate 

    Notarnicola, Bruno; Raggi, Andrea; Puig Vidal, Rita; Argelich, Montse; Solé Gustems, Miquel; Bautista, Sonia; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Fullana Palmer, Pere; Gazulla, Cristina; Calvet Puig, Maria Dolors (2008)
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  • Influencia de la gestión del acuífero sobre los humedales del manto eólico de Doñana 

    Manzano Arellano, María del Sol; Custodio Gimena, Emilio; Higueras, H.; Puig Vidal, Rita; Soler, A. (2009)
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    Doñana es conocida sobre todo por las marismas, pero sobre el manto eólico litoral que cubre buena parte del área occidental de la zona existen cientos de pequeños y medianos humedales (lagunas, arroyos y criptohumedales) ...