The role of transportation and its involved sources of energy in the environmental assessment of marble producing sites

Cinzia Capitano, Gianfranco Rizzo, Giorgia Peri, Antonino Nucara, Concettina Marino

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Abstract

Marble is acquiring large popularity as building material. Since building materials are now required to be characterized by high energy and environmental performances, marble is entailed to fulfill top-level requirements. About its environmental performances an important European Decision establishes criteria for the award of the Community eco-label tothis material.Unfortunately, this Decision is focused on mining and processing activities, seemingly neglecting marble transport. Incontrast, this phase affects the whole working chain because it releases (pollutant) emissions and involves the use of primary and, in case, secondary energy sources.Here, the focus is on the role played by transport in the environmental impact exerted by the marble production process.In addition, the sources of energy, needed to move the material through its working chain, are pointed out.On purpose, a field-enquiry referred to a typical Sicilian marble producing site is presented here.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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