Techno-economic and life cycle assessment for the production of green composites

Siddharth Jain, Xiaolei Zhang

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Abstract

Botanically, green composites belong to an economically important seed plant family that includes maize, wheat, rice, and sorghum known as Saccharum offi cinarum. There are so many natural fibers available in the environment such as rice husk, hemp fibers, flax fibers, bamboo fibers, coconut fiber, coconut coir, grawia optiva and many others also. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a process to estimate the environmental feature and potential impacts related to a product, by organizing a directory of pertinent inputs and outputs of a product system, assessing the potential environmental impacts related with the said inputs and outputs, explaining the results of the inventory analysis and impact evaluation phases in connection to the objectives of the study. Particularly Bagasse, an agricultural residue not only becomes a problem from the environmental point of view, but also affects the profitability of the sugarcane industries. This chapter discusses the properties, processing methods and various other aspects including economic and environmental aspects related to green composites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering
EditorsDeepak Verma, Siddharth Jain, Xiaolei Zhang, Prakash Chandra Gope
Place of PublicationHershey. P.A.
Chapter9
Pages192-200
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016

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Keywords

  • green composites
  • saccharum offi cinarum
  • natural fibers
  • life cycle assessment

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Jain, S., & Zhang, X. (2016). Techno-economic and life cycle assessment for the production of green composites. In D. Verma, S. Jain, X. Zhang, & P. C. Gope (Eds.), Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 192-200). Hershey. P.A..