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Life Cycle Assessment, CPD Course, 18-20 June 2019
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 09:15

To familiarise the student with the environmental assessment tool known as Life Cycle Assessment, some of its diverse uses, the ISO norms, the science behind some of its key impact categories (beyond carbon and water), its use to support decision-making in product systems, process systems or in policy- making. Further to allow the student to develop skills and insights in the important steps of goal and scope definition, inventory modelling, data quality assessment, choice of impact assessment categories, interpretation and uncertainty propagation, partly by working with LCA software and databases.

Life Cycle Assessment, CPD Course, 10-12 September 2018
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 12:30

To familiarise the student with the environmental assessment tool known as Life Cycle Assessment, some of its diverse uses, the ISO norms, the science behind some of its key impact categories (beyond carbon and water), its use to support decision-making in product systems, process systems or in policy- making. Further to allow the student to develop skills and insights in the important steps of goal and scope definition, inventory modelling, data quality assessment, choice of impact assessment categories, interpretation and uncertainty propagation, partly by working with LCA software and databases.

PhD thesis and new PhD graduate, Rissa Niyobuhungiro
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 12:15

Dear Chemical Engineering, social infrastructures, ACC and ERC academic colleagues, 
 
It gives us great pleasure to announce of a fully approved PhD thesis and new PhD graduate, Rissa Niyobuhungiro: “Investigation of the applicability of a cleaner production approach to road side catering in urban Africa” 

Rissa will be awarded of her Phd during the UCT graduation ceremony on 3rd April.

In Rissa’s words:
“One thing I learned  from this research  is that poverty is real and those who live in poverty can perform even better in improving their lives if they get a little support from those who had the opportunity  to education.”

Title page and abstract can be found here

LCA research team to visit Swiss collaborators
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 - 20:45

A group of seven LCA researchers from UCT and local research partners will visit Switzerland

Vacancy: research officer to describe urban food systems by LC methods
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 - 20:33

The African Centre for Cities has a vacancy for a research officer to work with

Rest in peace Duncan Fraser
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 - 06:21

Emeritus Professor Duncan Fraser, a long-standing member of our research group, passed away suddenly

Postgrad vacancy in the area of bio-energy supply chain optimisation
Thu, 29 May 2014 - 15:11

The Environmental and Process Systems Engineering Research Group, at the Department of Chemical Engineering

Will the 2010s be less carbon intensive than the "noughties"?
Thu, 29 May 2014 - 14:08

I recently introduced my 4th year chemical engineering class to the IPCC AR5 reports.

Our research group in 2014
Thu, 29 May 2014 - 13:58

Hello website visitor, this post to indicate the research group is alive and still working

Starting a new year
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 - 11:41

After neglecting our website a bit during the last year, we’re making an effort again

Update on our Marquard digester
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 - 13:31

Months after our previous update we remain happy with the progress we have made with

Life cycle management pushing ahead
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 - 12:07

From 28 August to 2 September Thabi and Harro attended the 5th international life cycle

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