6. Sustainability Assessment Methods and Tools

  1. Prof. Genserik L. L. Reniers2,3,
  2. Prof. Kenneth Sörensen4 and
  3. Prof. Karl Vrancken5,6,7
  1. Steven De Meester,
  2. Geert Van der Vorst,
  3. Herman Van Langenhove and
  4. Jo Dewulf

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527649488.ch6

Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

How to Cite

De Meester, S., Van der Vorst, G., Van Langenhove, H. and Dewulf, J. (2013) Sustainability Assessment Methods and Tools, in Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint (eds G. L. L. Reniers, K. Sörensen and K. Vrancken), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527649488.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Universiteit Antwerpen, City Campus, Office B-434, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

  2. 3

    Univsersity of Antwerp, Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security ARGoSS, Chemistry Lab, City Campus, Koningstraat 8, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

  3. 4

    University of Antwerp, Operation Research Group ANT/OR, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

  4. 5

    University of Antwerp, Dept. Bio-Engineering, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium

  5. 6

    Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium

  6. 7

    University of Antwerp, Department Bio-Engineering, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Research Group ENVOC, Ghent University, Coupure Links, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527330997

Online ISBN: 9783527649488

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Keywords:

  • sustainable development;
  • technosphere;
  • tripple bottom line;
  • impact assessment;
  • indicators;
  • life cycle assessment;
  • Brundtlandt definition;
  • technosphere;
  • ecosphere;
  • social system;
  • impact indicators;
  • assessment methodology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sustainability Assessment Framework

  • Impact Indicators and Assessment Methodologies

  • Conclusions

  • References