A Conceptual Model for Lifecycle Management based Soil and Water Remediation

I. Dunmade (Canada)


Remediation, Lifecycle Assessment, Lifecycle Costing, Design for Environment, Contaminated Site Management


An embryonic, contingent conceptual model for researching and analyzing how and where lifecycle management concepts could be incorporated into soil and water remediation is presented. In the paper the author delineated generic remediation lifecycle stages. He identified where lifecycle assessment, lifecycle costing and design for environment concepts can be applied in remediation. He then gave a step by step procedure on the use of lifecycle management for assessing the potential consequences of employing commonly used remediation methods for a project. The model provides an insight into how lifecycle based remediation process could facilitate resource use optimization, cost minimization, and reduction in environmental impacts of contaminated site clean-up process.

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