research product . 2020

Sustainability analysis of the VOCs abatement solution proposed by SunHub Inc. for small and medium enterprises in the furniture industry in China

Zhao, Joan;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
China’s rapid economic growth in the past four decades has led to serious negative impacts on ambient air quality. Studies identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as the major cause of smog, which harms both human health and the environment. Nevertheless, VOC control faces tremendous challenges, especially when small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the furniture sector that account for a large percentage of VOCs in China find current, on-the-market technologies impractical and costly. To alleviate this problem, SunHub Inc. proposed a comprehensive 4-stage solution for abating VOCs at all stages of the production process. My study uses action research t...
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free text keywords: Action research, Case study, Sustainability, Sustainable assessment, Sustainable solution, VOC abatement
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