Doctoral Thesis. Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Polyol Monomers for Polyurethane Production
To be granted the scientific degree of Doctor of Science (Ph. D.), the present Doctoral Thesis had been submitted for the defence at the open meeting of RTU Promotion Council on August 27, 2020 at 4 p.m. online.
PhD Anda Fridrihsone is researcher of the Polymer Department of Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry. The PhD Thesis was developed in the Polymer Department of Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry and in the Institute of Energy Systems and Environment of Riga Technical University
Scientific supervisors: Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Francesco Romagnoli (RTU, the Institute of Energy Systems and Environment), Dr.sc.ing. Uģis Cābulis (LSIWC).
Annotation: The development of advanced new materials and technologies frombio-based products is immensely needed as the world is facing an ever-increasing variety of challenges due to increasing public concern about global sustainability. Polyurethane polymers present a broad spectrum of materials that are produced to meet the needs for various applications, from the automotive industry, building and constructionto appliances, furnishing, marine and medicine. The general objective of the Thesis is to carry out comprehensive cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Assessmentof rapeseed oil-based polyols suitable for polyurethanematerial production.
PhD Thesis available: https://ortus.rtu.lv/science/lv/publications/31083 (English, summary - Latvian, English).