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https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018

Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland

Greg McNamara ; School of Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Lorna Fitzsimons ; School of Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Matthew Horrigan ; School of Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Thomas Phelan ; School of Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Yan Delaure ; School of Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Brian Corcoran ; School of Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Edelle Doherty ; Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland Galway University Road, Galway, Ireland
Eoghan Clifford ; Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland Galway University Road, Galway, Ireland

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (905 KB) str. 216-233 preuzimanja: 366* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
McNamara, G., Fitzsimons, L., Horrigan, M., Phelan, T., Delaure, Y., Corcoran, B., ... Clifford, E. (2016). Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 4 (3), 216-233. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018
MLA 8th Edition
McNamara, Greg, et al. "Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol. 4, br. 3, 2016, str. 216-233. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018. Citirano 31.07.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
McNamara, Greg, Lorna Fitzsimons, Matthew Horrigan, Thomas Phelan, Yan Delaure, Brian Corcoran, Edelle Doherty i Eoghan Clifford. "Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 4, br. 3 (2016): 216-233. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018
Harvard
McNamara, G., et al. (2016). 'Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland', Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 4(3), str. 216-233. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018
Vancouver
McNamara G, Fitzsimons L, Horrigan M, Phelan T, Delaure Y, Corcoran B i sur. Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [Internet]. 2016 [pristupljeno 31.07.2021.];4(3):216-233. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018
IEEE
G. McNamara, et al., "Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland", Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol.4, br. 3, str. 216-233, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0018

Sažetak
The Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC introduced a series of measures for the purpose of protecting the environment from the adverse effects of effluent discharge from wastewater treatment plants. There are environmental costs associated with attaining the required level of water quality set out in the directive such as greenhouse gas emissions due to energy production, and ecotoxicity from sludge application to land. The goal of this study is to assess the environmental costs in an Irish context, focusing specifically on the effects of variation in scale and discharge limitation. Life cycle assessment is the analytical tool used to evaluate the environmental impact. The life cycle impact assessment methodology developed by the Centre of Environmental Science, Leiden University (2010) has been adopted and implemented using GaBi 6.0 life cycle assessment software. Two plants of varying size and location were chosen for the study. The study found that energy consumption and sludge application to land are the largest contributors to the overall environmental impact associated with the treatment process at both plants. Economies of scale were observed in energy usage during secondary aeration.

Ključne riječi
Wastewater treatment; Life cycle assessment; Energy; Sludge disposal; Anaerobic digestion; Discharge limitations

Hrčak ID: 163363

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/163363

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