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Ecological Life Cycle Assessment Modified Novolaks Waste Used in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Wioletta M. Bajdur, Anna Henclik, Radomir Ščurek, Kateřina Sikorová
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2017, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 41-50
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2017-0006
Ecological Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied in the assessment of the impact of products on the environment is a technique that allows for the evaluation of the environmental impact of polymeric fl occulants used in industrial wastewater treatment. The possibility of conducting a full life cycle and thus manufacturing process analysis allows for reliable and accurate identifi cation of the sources of environmental hazards and the impact of new products on the environment. Newly synthesized waste-based polymers are water soluble and possess the properties of fl occulants, while reducing the parameters in industrial wastewater. In the paper, there are presented the results of the analysis conducted using LCA technique for the assessment of the impact of modified waste phenol formaldehyde resin (Novolak) on the environment. LCA technique was used to assess the impact of the new fl occulant applied in the process of metallurgical wastewater treatment taking into account the environmental impact of the flocculant manufacturing process.
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