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Harro Von Blottnitz

Publications

  • Are biofuel concerns globally relevant? Prospects for a proposed pioneer bioethanol project in South Africa
  • Life cycle assessment of the desulfurisation flotation process to prevent acid rock drainage: A base metal case study
  • Sustainability science for meeting Africa’s challenges: setting the stage
  • A technological and economic exploration of phosphate recovery from centralised sewage treatment in a transitioning economy context
  • Biofuel policy in South Africa: A critical analysis
  • Sustainable development at the core of undergraduate engineering curriculum reform: A new introductory course in chemical engineering
  • A life-cycle-based review of sulfur dioxide abatement installations in the South African platinum group metal sector
  • Potentialities of biogas installation in South African meat value chain for environmental impacts reduction
  • Sustainability science for meeting Africa’s challenges
  • A revised approach for estimating informally disposed domestic waste in rural versus urban South Africa and implications for waste management
  • Technologies for recovery of energy from wastewaters: Applicability and potential in South Africa
  • Occurrence of CCA-treated timber in caterers' fuelwood stocks in the Cape Town region
  • Glucose oxidase as a biocatalytic enzyme-based bio-fuel cell using Nafion membrane limiting crossover
  • Investigation of the use of biogas in a gas hob
  • A comparative life cycle assessment of process water treatment technologies at the Secunda industrial complex, South Africa
  • A comparative life cycle assessment of eutectic freeze crystallisation and evaporative crystallisation for the treatment of saline wastewater
  • Teaching a new technology, eutectic freeze crystallization, by means of a solved problem
  • 2nd Generation biofuels a sure bet? A life cycle assessment of how things could go wrong
  • Investigation of arsenic airborne in particulate matter around caterers' wood fires in the Cape Town region
  • Thermodynamic and kinetic considerations for biodiesel production by reactive distillation
  • Economic analysis of an annexed ethanol distillery in Africa
  • Life-cycle assessments in the South African water sector: A review and future challenges
  • Life cycle inventories to assess value chains in the South African biofuels industry
  • An economic model for energisation and its integration into the urban energy planning process
  • Capacity-cost and location-cost analyses for biogas plants in Africa
  • Renewable energy for sustainable urban development: Redefining the concept of energisation
  • From life cycle talking to taking action: The 4th International Conference on Life Cycle Management: The Global Challenge of Managing Life Cycles
  • Global warming potential and fossil-energy requirements of biodiesel production scenarios in South Africa
  • Flows and fates of nickel-cadmium batteries in the City of Cape Town
  • Operating cost analysis of an annexed ethanol distillery in a rural, landlocked African country
  • A cleaner production assessment of the ultra-fine coal waste generated in South Africa
  • Predicting the costs of biodiesel production in Africa: learning from Germany
  • A review of assessments conducted on bio-ethanol as a transportation fuel from a net energy, greenhouse gas, and environmental life cycle perspective
  • A material flow analysis of wood and paper in Cape Town: Is there potential to redirect flows in formal and informal sectors to foster use as a renewable resource?
  • Cost analyses and predictions for a fuel ethanol plant in a rural and landlocked African country: Lang factor approach
  • A life-cycle comparison between inorganic and biological catalysis for the production of biodiesel
  • Capital cost prediction for biogas installations in Africa: Lang factor approach
  • Cleaner production in the South African coal mining and processing industry: A case study investigation
  • Commercialisation of biofuel industry in Africa: A review
  • A comparison of environmental benefits of transport and electricity applications of carbohydrate derived ethanol and hydrogen
  • Understanding element distribution during primary metal production
  • A comparison of air emissions of thermal power plants in South Africa and 15 European countries
  • Investigation of scale economies for African biogas installations
  • Damage costs of nitrogen fertilizer in Europe and their internalization
  • Environmental analysis of plastic production processes: Comparing petroleum-based polypropylene and polyethylene with biologically-based poly-β-hydroxybutyric acid using life cycle analysis
  • Understanding element distribution during primary metal production
  • A comparison of the environmental benefits of bagasse-derived electricity and fuel ethanol on a life-cycle basis
  • Ageing of chromium(III)-bearing slag and its relation to the atmospheric oxidation of solid chromium(III)-oxide in the presence of calcium oxide
  • LCA knowledge network in Africa (ALCANET)
  • Promoting active learning in sustainable development: experiences from a 4th year chemical engineering course
  • A new method for the calculation of the relation between sample size and sampling error in the sampling of wastes and recyclables | Eine neue methode zur berechnung des verhältnisses zwischen probemenge und probenahmefehler in der abfallbeprobung
  • Requirements for the sampling of residual waste - approach to developing a new sampling model | Anforderungen an die Probenahme von Restabfall - Ansatz fuer ein neues Probenahmemodell
  • Environmental assessment of base metal processing: A nickel refining case study
  • Status of life cycle assessment and engineering research in South Africa
  • The description of solid wastes by particle mass instead of particle size distributions
  • Accumulation and characteristics of plastic debris along five beaches in Cape Town
  • A life cycle comparison between inorganic or biological catalytic process routes for the production of biodiesel
  • A life cycle comparison between inorganic or biological catalytic process routes for the production of biodiesel
  • In pursuit of environmentally friendly straws: a comparative life cycle assessment of five straw material options in South Africa
  • In pursuit of environmentally friendly straws: a comparative life cycle assessment of five straw material options in South Africa
  • Development of a method for estimating product‑specific leakage propensity and its inclusion into the life cycle management of plastic products
  • In pursuit of environmentally friendly straws: a comparative life cycle assessment of five straw material options in South Africa
  • What material flow analysis and life cycle assessment reveal about plastic polymer production and recycling in South Africa
  • An estimate of construction and demolition waste quantities and composition expected in South Africa
  • Evolution of value chain and governance actor responses to the plastic leakage problem in South Africa
  • An estimate of construction anddemolition waste quantities and composition expected in South Africa
  • An estimate of construction anddemolition waste quantities and composition expected in South Africa
  • Evolution of value chain and governance actor responses to the plastic leakage problem in South Africa
  • Driving an inclusive transition to electric vehicle in African cities: a case study of Dakar
  • An estimate of construction anddemolition waste quantities and composition expected in South Africa
  • What material flow analysis and life cycle assessment reveal about plastic polymer production and recycling in South Africa
  • A lifecycle-based evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from the plastics industry in South Africa
  • Resource Intensity Trends in the South African Ferrochrome Industry from 2007 to 2020
  • Resource Intensity Trends in the South African Ferrochrome Industry from 2007 to 2020
  • What material flow analysis and life cycle assessment reveal about plastic polymer production and recycling in South Africa
  • How circular is an extractive economy? South Africa's export orientation results in low circularity and insufficient societal stocks for service-provisioning
  • The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education : An Agenda for Transformational Change
  • Technical Analysis to support the update of South Africa’s First NDC’s mitigation target ranges (UCT 2021)
  • Exploring net zero pathways for South Africa - An initial study

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Harald Winkler

Professor - Cape Town, South Africa

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