Dr. Vincent Jamier from LEITAT has presented “Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of nano-enabled products. Nanopolytox and EcoTexNano case studies as an invited speaker of the BUONOPART-E workshop hold the 16th April 2015 at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.
The goal of this one-day workshop was to discuss the possibilities, strengths and weakness to production routes of NP-based products. While many processing routes are being developed for the production of nanoparticulate (NP) materials and products in which these are integrated or otherwise used, the environmental impact of NP production and NP-containing material production is often unknown, undocumented and largely unregulated. To come to a comparison of production routes and NP-based products, the use of energy during NP-based material production and, for a wider perspective, life cycle assessment (LCA) have been recognised to be tools that can quantify the benefits of process routes and products. Combined with economic factors this will allow for ranking NP production routes and NP-based materials based on both sustainability and economic viability.