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Sustainable development indicators for wastewater systems - researchers and indicator users in a co-operative case study

Ulrika Palme (Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV) ; Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys) ; Margareta Lundin ; Anne-Marie Tillman (Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV) ; Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys) ; Sverker Molander (Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV) ; Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys)
Resources, Conservation and Recycling Vol. 43 (2005), 3, p. 293-311.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

This paper presents a study where sustainable development indicators (SDIs) for sludge handling and wastewater treatment systems were constructed in co-operation with a large Swedish water company. Results from a life cycle assessment, a risk assessment, an economic assessment and an uncertainty assessment were used as inputs for ranking technical options of sludge handling by use of multi-criteria analysis (MCA). The MCA included assessment of the different technical options, valuation of different, and often conflicting, aspects of sustainability and weighting of various criteria. On basis of the preferences expressed in the MCA, a number of SDIs and, when possible, targets for sustainable development, were formulated. The resulting SDIs reflected economic, environmental, technical and social aspects of sustainable development of sludge handling systems. Where possible, the coverage of the indicators was extended to the entire wastewater system.

Nyckelord: sustainable development, indicators, life cycle assessment, multi-criteria analysis, sludge handling, wastewater systems, LCA



Denna post skapades 2006-12-01. Senast ändrad 2014-10-27.
CPL Pubid: 6108

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)
Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys (2005-2017)

Ämnesområden

Miljöteknik

Chalmers infrastruktur