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

Authors: Wioletta M. Bajdur, Anna Henclik, Radomir Ščurek and Kateřina Sikorová

Open accessType of publication: Peer review

Abstract
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 flocculants used in industrial wastewater treatment. The possibility of conducting a full life cycle and thus manufacturing process analysis allows for reliable and accurate identification 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 flocculants, 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 flocculant applied in the process of metallurgical wastewater treatment taking into account the environmental impact of the flocculant manufacturing process.

Reference to article:
Bajdur, W., Henclik, A., Ščurek, R., et al. (2017). Ecological Life Cycle Assessment of Modified Novolaks Waste Used in Industrial Wastewater Treatment. TRANSACTIONS of the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series, 12(1), pp. 41-50. DOI: 10.1515/tvsbses-2017-0006