Jair Santillan Saldivar

Jair Santillan Saldivar
CEA Tech · DTNM

Doctor of Philosophy

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Purpose We observe a methodological gap for assessing impacts within the Area of Protection (AoP) Natural Resources in LCA with regard to concerns about the accessibility to raw materials. Adding criticality considerations as a complement to environmental LCA addresses abiotic resources accessibility. We present a study that integrates and applies...
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Fossil fuels are the dominant form of storable energy, but their share in the global energy supply is slowly diminishing due to climate mitigation policies. Alternative energy production from variable renewable energy sources for both stationary and mobile use requires some form of energy storage. Batteries are the current frontrunner for this appl...
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The activities required to provide healthcare services bring challenges to environmental sustainability. The sector relies on diverse products, services and facilities, including disposable products, complex equipment and transportation. This domain has not been well explored from a sustainability lens and the level of awareness around healthcare s...
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The Geopolitical Supply Risk method, originally developed by Gemechu et al. (2016) and subsequently extended by Helbig et al. (2016a) and Cimprich et al. (2017, 2018), is aimed at incorporating supply risk assessment of “critical raw materials” as a complement to environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) within life cycle sustainability assessment...
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Concerns have risen in recent years about the accessibility of raw materials considered “critical” for technological advancements. The GeoPolRisk indicator was designed as a midpoint indicator in life cycle sustainability assessment to measure geopolitical supply risk with the aim to incorporate raw material criticality as a complement to environme...
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Healthcare is a critical service sector with a sizable environmental footprint from both direct activities and the indirect emissions of related products and infrastructure. As in all other sectors, the “inside‐out” environmental impacts of healthcare (e.g., from greenhouse gas emissions, smog‐forming emissions, and acidifying emissions) are harmfu...
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Purpose The cultivation of pomegranate worldwide has increased sharply in the past few years, mainly due to the growing perception that this fruit has numerous medical benefits. Despite the proliferation of studies delving into the properties of pomegranate from a medical and dietary perspective, its analysis from an environmental perspective has y...

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Enhancement and Application of the Geopolitical Supply Risk methodology to functional materials used in the Healthcare Industry. Assessment of the supply risk mitigation potential of recycling practices. Study of the economical impacts of the use of critical raw materials.
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Provide the processing value chains in the raw materials sector with an integrated assessment tool, more precisely the project will: - Develop an optimized software solution integrating three commercial software packages: Granta Selector (Ansys Granta), HSC Chemistry (Metso Outotec) and openLCA (GreenDelta); ​- Integrate guidance for the recyclability of materials in the software; ​- Enhance the industrial capacity in the raw materials value chain to use LCA and thermo-economic information (innovation, footprints and handprints); - Advance the development of criticality and circularity indicators methodologies and its integration in the software; - Prepare education material using the results of the methods and technology development. Keywords | raw materials; assessment; indicators; criticality, circularity; recyclability Lead partner | University of Bordeaux Co-leaders | HZDR and GreenDelta Other partners | University of Waterloo, TNO, Metso Outotec, Ansys, Eramet and Eramet Norway Funding | EIT Raw Materials
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Healthcare is a critical service sector with a significant role in the economy. Recent work has highlighted the sizable environmental footprint of healthcare -- both from the direct operations of healthcare facilities and from the indirect emissions of purchased goods and services used within these facilities. This research advances life-cycle approaches to examine the quintessential healthcare facility -- a hospital. What are the largest contributors -- directly or indirectly -- to the environmental footprint? What might be prioritized for improving environmental performance?