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Paul Koltun   Dr.  Research or Laboratory Scientist 
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Paul Koltun published an article in January 2016.
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BOOK-CHAPTER 6 Reads 2 Citations Life Cycle Environmental Impact of Magnesium Automotive Components P. Koltun, A. Tharumarajah, S. Ramakrishnan Published: 01 January 2016
Essential Readings in Magnesium Technology, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-48099-2_29
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BOOK-CHAPTER 4 Reads 0 Citations A Comparison of the Greenhouse Impacts of Magnesium Produced By Electrolytic and Pidgeon Processes Subramania Ramakrishnan, Paul Koltun Published: 01 January 2016
Essential Readings in Magnesium Technology, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-48099-2_28
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations A Comparison of the Greenhouse Impacts of Magnesium Produced by Electrolytic and Pidgeon Processes Subramania Ramakrishnan, Paul Koltun Published: 14 February 2014
Essential Readings in Magnesium Technology, doi: 10.1002/9781118859803.ch28
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Article 5 Reads 12 Citations Life Cycle Impact of Rare Earth Elements P. Koltun, A. Tharumarajah Published: 01 January 2014
ISRN Metallurgy, doi: 10.1155/2014/907536
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The diverse properties of rare earth elements have seen broad and growing applications in clean energy technologies, hybrid vehicles, pollution control, optics, refrigeration, and so on. This study presents a “cradle-to-gate” life cycle assessment of the energy use, resource depletion, and global warming potential resulting from the production of rare earth elements (REEs) using the Bayan Obo rare earth operation in Inner Mongolia, China, as a representative system. The study aggregates data from the literature, LCI databases, and reasonable estimations. A novel economic value-based allocation method for the multiple coproducts of the process is proposed. It is found that four of the high priced REEs scandium, europium, terbium, and dysprosium have very high GWPs from production relative to the rest. A mass-based allocation is also provided for comparison. Impacts on immediate local environment from waste streams that can be toxic are not included in this study.
Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Evaluating sustainability of using natural gas as a major transport fuel in Australia: A life cycle assessment approach P. Koltun, A. Tharumarajah Published: 01 February 2012
Sustainable Technologies, Systems & Policies, doi: 10.5339/stsp.2012.1
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Materials and sustainable development Paul Koltun Published: 01 November 2010
Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, doi: 10.1016/s1002-0071(12)60002-1
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Sustainable development is a concept, which involves social, ecological and economic objectives, and requires to sustain the integrity of resources exploitation, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change. Although there is still much confusion and conflict about exact meaning of sustainable development, many agree that sustainable development is about satisfying social, environmental, and economic goals. While the concept is generally accepted and relatively easy to comprehend, the difficulty arises in trying to apply the principles of sustainable development in practice. One of the difficulties is need to measure the “level of sustainability”. The desirable characteristics for sustainability indicators have to include: simple to calculate, useful for decision making, and robust in indicating progress toward sustainability. The exergy analysis approach based on full life cycle assessment (LCA) of the materials and technologies is a useful metrics to evaluate mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with industrial eco materials and technologies. The metrics is used for reducing dimensionality on the input side by combining material and energy streams and output side reducing different characterisation factors to a single “unsustainability” indicator in a theoretically rigorous manner. The adopted approach has been illustrated on a few examples associated with Australian aluminium industry.
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