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Gestão e quantificação de resíduos na atividade vitícola. Avaliação de ciclo de vida e proposta de plano de gestão

Author(s): Freitas, Micaela Andreia

Date: 2014

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Origin: Repositório da UTL

Subject(s): viticulture; residues management; sustainability; life cycle assessment


Grape production is one of the most important economic activities in Portugal but also in Europe and in the world in general. This sector has been increasing its impact in international economy, due to the increasing demand from the buyers and to the constant constraints from legislation. Legal requirements lead to the need to implement appropriate residues management plans, in order to ensure the sustainability of the production. The objective of this study was to characterize, quantify and suggest a sustainable and innovative management plan for the residues produced in vineyards. With this purpose, we studied the entire grape production during the present campaign, at the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida in Évora. Considering that residues management should be looked at from an holist point of view, the entire life cycle of the residue materials has to be considered for the definition of a management plan. A life cycle assessment was performed on all the potential residues produced, and potential impacts of the grapes production activity was calculated accordingly. From this assessment, we identified five areas to be managed: phytosanitary effluents, treated wooden supports, steel and zinc/aluminium, plant protection products and fertilizers. Over the assumption that the life cycle assessment is a reliable tool, we suggest innovative management plans, aiming at the improvement of the technical and economical aspects of the current plan adopted by the Foundation

Mestrado em Engenharia do Ambiente - Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Document Type Master thesis
Language Portuguese
Advisor(s) Cordovil, Cláudia Marques dos Santos
Contributor(s) Freitas, Micaela Andreia
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