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Regional Environmental Life Cycle Assessment for Improving Food Chain Sustainability

Author: Pegah Amani
Publisher: Wiesbaden : Gabler, 2019.
Series: Edition KWV.
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Amani, Pegah.
Regional Environmental Life Cycle Assessment for Improving Food Chain Sustainability.
Wiesbaden : Gabler, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pegah Amani
ISBN: 9783658240097 3658240091
OCLC Number: 1085218595
Notes: 7.2 Recommendation for future research
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Intro; Abstract; Kurzfassung; Acknowledgement; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Problem definition; 1.2 Research rationale; 1.3 Research outline; 2 Environmental impact assessment in a food network; 2.1 Food network; 2.1.1 Sustainability in the food sector; 2.1.2 Competitive advantage in a food network; 2.2 LCA in food supply chain; 2.2.1 LCIA impact categories; 2.2.2 LCIA methodologies and LCA databases; 2.2.3 Weighting and prioritizing impact categories in LCA; 2.3 Regionalization of LCA; 2.4 Summary; 3 Ecosystem and food network 3.1 Soil3.1.1 Soil physical characteristics; 3.1.2 Soil chemical characteristics; 3.1.3 Soil quality; 3.2 Carbon cycle; 3.3 Nitrogen cycle; 3.4 Food management practices; 3.4.1 Fertilizer requirements for different types of crops; 3.4.2 Pesticides; 3.5 Environmental risks and the food chain; 3.6 Summary of results; 4 Geographical division of global lands into "ecoregions"; 4.1 Determination of ecoregions; 4.1.1 Ecoregions determined by origin of their dominant soils; 4.1.1.1 Ecoregion with organic soils; 4.1.1.2 Ecoregion with dominant soils formed by human influence 4.1.1.3 Ecoregions specified by the parent material of their dominant soils4.1.1.4 Ecoregions with dominant soils of limited age; 4.1.2 Ecoregions determined by the topography /physiography of the terrain; 4.1.2.1 Ecoregions in lowlands (wetlands) with level topography; 4.1.2.2 Ecoregions in elevated and/or eroding regions with non-level topography; 4.1.3 Ecoregions determined by the climate; 4.1.3.1 (Sub) humid tropics ecoregions; 4.1.3.2 Arid and semi-arid ecoregions; 4.1.3.3 Steppe ecoregions; 4.1.3.4 (Sub) humid temperate ecoregions; 4.2 Data collection from HWSD; 4.3 Summary of results 5 Analysis of environmental risks associated with ecoregions5.1 Emissions to water resources; 5.1.1 Risk of leaching; 5.1.2 Risk of surface runoff; 5.2 Emissions to air; 5.2.1 Risk of N₂O denitrification; 5.2.2 Risk of NH₃ volatilization; 5.2.3 Risk of CO₂ production; 5.3 Soil degradation; 5.3.1 Risk of physical degradation; 5.3.1.1 Risk of compaction; 5.3.1.2 Risk of wind erosion; 5.3.1.3 Risk of water erosion; 5.3.2 Risk of chemical degradation; 5.3.2.1 Risk of salinization, sodication; 5.3.2.2 Risk of acidification; 5.3.2.3 Risk of toxic compounds; 5.3.2.4 Risk of SOM depletion 5.4 Summary of results6 Selection of relevant impact categories and LCIA methodologies for the environmental assessment of food products; 6.1 Selection of impact categories in each ecoregion; 6.1.1 Determination of possible impact categories caused by each environmental risk; 6.1.2 Selection of impact categories relevant to each stage of the food supply chain; 6.1.3 Determination of ecoregional impact categories; 6.2 Selection of appropriate LCIA methodologies relevant to each stage of the food supply chain; 6.3 Summary of results; 7 Discussion and recommendations; 7.1 Research summary
Series Title: Edition KWV.
Responsibility: Pegah Amani.

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