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Environmental assessment of different pipelines for drinking water transport and distribution network in small to medium cities: a case from Betanzos, Spain

Author
SanJuan-Demás, D.; Petit-Boix, A.; Martínez, C.; Villalba, G.; Suárez-Ojeda, M.E.; Gabarrell, X.; Josa, A.; Rieradevall, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of cleaner production
Date of publication
2014-03
Volume
66
First page
588
Last page
598
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.10.055 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652613007488 Open in new window
Abstract
Until now, few studies had focused on the environmental impact of the construction phase of a drinking water transport and distribution network (DWTDN). Using the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, this article compares the environmental impact of pipes made of different materials as constructive solutions for the DWTDN. Two pipe diameters (90 and 200 mm) commonly used in small to medium-sized cities are analysed. The results show that polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high density polyethylene (H...
Keywords
Construction, Eco-efficiency, LCA, Network, Pipe material, Urban infrastructure
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

Participants

  • Sanjuan Demás, David  (author)
  • Petit Boix, Anna  (author)
  • Martínez Gasol, Carles  (author)
  • Villalba Mendez, Gara  (author)
  • Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia  (author)
  • Gabarrell Durany, Xavier  (author)
  • Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro  (author)
  • Rieradevall Pons, Joan  (author)