Environmental Costs and Benefits of Nano-Silver Textiles: combining LCA and MCDA

Andrea Hicks

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Andrea Hicks is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research specializes in the environmental impacts of new and novel technologies. 


Silver has been utilized for its antimicrobial properties since antiquity. Those same antimicrobial properties have produced a myriad of nano-silver (nAg) enabled products, and in particular nAg textiles. These textiles are... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Andrea Hicks (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Topic Areas

• Human behavior and rebound , • Decision support methods and tools , • Sustainable consumption and production


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