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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Joan
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-11T23:04:15Z
dc.date.available2020-12-11T23:04:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-11
dc.date.submitted2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/23458
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-15352
dc.description.abstractChina’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 to assess the sustainability of SunHub’s solution and finds that it is indeed sustainable. To reach this conclusion, I conduct a two-phase case study. The first phase reviews the literature to determine the appropriate sustainability indicators for assessment, while the second phase analyzes SunHub’s documents and email correspondence with stakeholders.
dc.subjectAction research
dc.subjectCase study
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectSustainable assessment
dc.subjectSustainable solution
dc.subjectVOC abatement
dc.titleSustainability analysis of the VOCs abatement solution proposed by SunHub Inc. for small and medium enterprises in the furniture industry in China
dc.date.updated2020-12-11T23:04:18Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environment and Management
dc.degree.levelMasters
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainability


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