Rickard Arvidsson

Forskarassistent at Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Rickard Arvidsson is mainly conducting environmental and sustainability assessments, mostly life cycle assessment (LCA), social life cycle assessment (SLCA), environmental risk assessment (ERA), and material and substance flow analysis (MFA/SFA). The main study object has been various nanomaterials, and the current research is mainly focused on environmental and sustainability aspects of the new material graphene.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2018

Policy-Relevant Indicators for National Consumption and Environment (PRINCE)

Christel Cederberg Department of Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Martin Persson Department of Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Ulrika Lundqvist Department of Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Rickard Arvidsson Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Sverker Molander Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

2009–2014

NanoSphere: Centre for interaction and risk studies in Nano-Bio-Geo-Sociotechno-sphere interfaces

Sverker Molander Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Sofia Svedhem Department of Applied Physics, Biological Physics
Eva Olsson Department of Applied Physics, Eva Olsson Group
Martin Andersson Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry
Rickard Frost Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Bengt Herbert Kasemo Department of Applied Physics, Chemical Physics
Rickard Arvidsson Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Formas

2015–2018

Environmental and resource performance of the nanomaterials graphene and nanocellulose

Rickard Arvidsson Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Formas

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Publications

2017

Updated indicators of Swedish national human toxicity and ecotoxicity footprints using USEtox 2.01

Maria Nordborg, Rickard Arvidsson, Göran Finnveden et al
Environmental impact assessment review. Vol. 62, p. 110-114
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Risk scoring and ranking of nanomaterials – a way forward?

Rickard Arvidsson, Anna Furberg, Sverker Molander et al
Society for Risk Analysis Europe: Nordic Chapter Annual Meeting, 14-15 November, Gothenburg, Sweden
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

The zinc paradox – a problem for USEtox-based indicators of national chemical footprints?

Rickard Arvidsson, Maria Nordborg, Christel Cederberg et al
SETAC Europe 22th Case Study Symposium, 20-22 September, Montpellier, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Lessons from early assessments of production processes for the nanomaterial graphene

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander,
SETAC Europe 22th Case Study Symposium, 20-22 September, Montpellier, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Review of Screening Risk Assessment Methods for Nanomaterials

Rickard Arvidsson, Anna Furberg, Sverker Molander et al
Report
2016

Energy and resource use assessment of graphene as a substitute for indium tin oxide in transparent electrodes

Rickard Arvidsson, Duncan Kushnir, Sverker Molander et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 132, p. 289-297
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

A framework for energy use indicators and their reporting in life cycle assessment

Rickard Arvidsson, Magdalena Svanström,
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Vol. 12 (3), p. 429-436
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

A method for human health impact assessment in social LCA: lessons from three case studies

Rickard Arvidsson, Jutta Hildenbrand, Henrikke Baumann et al
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Towards circular flows of tungsten - Characterizing dissipation

Anna Furberg, Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander et al
Future Circular Materials Conference, 11-12 may 2016, Gothenburg
Conference poster
2016

A Definition Framework for the Terms Nanomaterial and Nanoparticle

Max Boholm, Rickard Arvidsson,
NanoEthics. Vol. 10 (1), p. 25-40
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Very Small Flows? Review of the Societal Metabolism of Nanomaterials

Anna Furberg, Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander et al
Advances in Nanotechnology. Volume 15
Chapter in monograph, book
2015

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Henrikke Baumann, Rickard Arvidsson,
Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, p. 1-5
Chapter in monograph, book
2015

Assessing impacts of tungsten carbide: A substance and particle flow analysis

Anna Furberg, Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander et al
International Society for Industrial Ecology Biennial Conference, 7-10 July, Surrey, United Kingdom
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Can carbon nanomaterials help avoiding resource scarcity?

Rickard Arvidsson, Björn A. Sandén,
International Society of Industrial Ecology’s biennial conference, 7-10 July 2015, University of Surry, England
Conference poster
2015

Populating the life cycle perspective: methods for analyzing social and organizational dimensions of product chains for management studies

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Mathias Lindkvist et al
International Society for Industrial Ecology Biennial Conference, 7-10 July, Surry, United Kingdom.
Conference poster
2015

Life Cycle Assessment of Cellulose Nanofibrils Production by Mechanical Treatment and Two Different Pretreatment Processes

Rickard Arvidsson, Thuy Duong Nguyen, Magdalena Svanström et al
Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 49 (11), p. 6881–6890
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Life cycle assessment and risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials

Rickard Arvidsson,
Dolez P; Nanoengineering – Global approaches to health and safety issues, p. 225-256
Chapter in monograph, book
2015

Methods in environmental assessment of renewables

Sverker Molander, Rickard Arvidsson,
International Association for Impact Assessment Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

A Probabilistic Model for Hydrokinetic Turbine Collision Risks: Exploring Impacts on Fish

Linus Hammar, Linda Eggertsen, Sandra Andersson et al
PLoS ONE. Vol. 10 (3), p. e0117756
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Exploring the planetary boundary for chemical pollution

Miriam Diamond, Cynthia A. de Wit, Sverker Molander et al
Environment International. Vol. 78, p. 8-15
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

On the scientific justification of the use of working hours, child labour and property rights in social life cycle assessment: Three topical reviews

Rickard Arvidsson, Henrikke Baumann, Jutta Hildenbrand et al
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Vol. 20 (2), p. 161-173
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Dis-Ag-reement: the construction and negotiation of risk in the Swedish controversy over antibacterial silver

Max Boholm, Rickard Arvidsson, Åsa Boholm et al
Journal of Risk Research. Vol. 18 (1), p. 93-110
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

The value of environment in the controversy over antibacterial silver: A Swedish case study

Max Boholm, Rickard Arvidsson,
Communication for the Commons: Revisiting Participation and Environment. Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment, Participation Revisited: Openings and Closures for Deliberations on the Commons, held in Uppsala, Sweden at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, June 6-11, 2013, p. 65-76
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Miljöbedömning av förnybar elproduktion

Sverker Molander, Rickard Arvidsson,
Perspektiv på förnybar el 2014, p. 16-17
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals - Effects on Fish in a Swedish River

Anna Furberg, Rickard Arvidsson, Maria Florberger et al
Globaqua-Cytothreat- Endetech-Scarce Workshop, PHARMACEUTICALS IN WASTEWATERS AND SURFACE WATERS UNDER MULTISTRESSORS SITUATION: Fate, Adverse effects, Risks and Removal Technologies
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Towards clearer reporting of energy use in LCA: Recommendation of a framework and comparison to prominent databases

Magdalena Svanström, Rickard Arvidsson,
20th SETAC LCA Case Study Symposium
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

The life cycle environmental performance of a new biomaterial: Wood-based nanocellulose

Rickard Arvidsson, Thuy Duong Nguyen, Magdalena Svanström et al
20th SETAC Europe LCA case Study Symposium
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Is there a scientific justification for the current use of child labour and working hours in social LCA?

Rickard Arvidsson, Jutta Hildenbrand, Henrikke Baumann et al
Proceedings of the 4th International seminar in social LCA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Assessing environmental impacts of renewable power

Sverker Molander, Rickard Arvidsson,
Systems Perspectives on Renewable Power 2014, p. 60-71
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Prospective Life Cycle Assessment of Graphene Production by Ultrasonication and Chemical Reduction

Rickard Arvidsson, Duncan Kushnir, Björn A. Sandén et al
Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 48, p. 4529−4536
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Controversy over antibacterial silver: implications for environmental and sustainability assessments

Max Boholm, Rickard Arvidsson,
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 68, p. 135-143
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Is graphene a ”wonder material” also from an environmental life cycle perspective?

Rickard Arvidsson, Duncan Kushnir, Björn A. Sandén et al
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society (247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 16-20 March, Dallas, USA). Vol. 247
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Assessing the Environmental Risks of Silver from Clothes in an Urban Area

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. Vol. 20 (4), p. 1008-1022
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Exposure assessments of nanoparticles in aquatic environments – considerations, review and recommendations

Rickard Arvidsson, Julian A. Gallego-Urrea, Sverker Molander et al
Report
2013

Does the Production of an Airbag Injure more People than the Airbag Saves in Traffic?: Opting for an Empirically Based Approach to Social Life Cycle Assessment

Henrikke Baumann, Rickard Arvidsson, Hui Tong et al
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 17 (4), p. 517-527
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Who needs to know what about energy use? The palm oil biofuel case

Magdalena Svanström, Rickard Arvidsson, Kristin Fransson et al
6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

Do biofuels require more water than do fossil fuels? Life cycle-based assessment of jatropha oil production in rural Mozambique

Johan Hagman, Michelle Nerentorp, Rickard Arvidsson et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 53, p. 176-185
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Review of Potential Environmental and Health Risks of the Nanomaterial Graphene

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. Vol. 19 (4), p. 873-887
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

A product chain organisation study of certified cocoa supply

George Afrane, Rickard Arvidsson, Henrikke Baumann et al
6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, LCM2013, 25-28 August 2013,Göteborg
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

How to make policy-relevant life cycle assessments of future products? Lessons learned from nanomaterials

Rickard Arvidsson, Duncan Kushnir, Björn A. Sandén et al
6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, Gothenburg, 25-28 August
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Is there a "crystal ball"? Assessing environmental life cycle impacts of new nanomaterials

Rickard Arvidsson, Duncan Kushnir, Björn A. Sandén et al
7th International Society for Industrial Ecology Biennial Conference, 25-28 June, Ulsan, South Korea
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Facing complexity through informed simplifications: a research agenda for aquatic exposure assessment of nanoparticles

Antonia Preatorius, Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander et al
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. Vol. 15, p. 161-168
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

How do we know the energy use when producing biomaterials or biofuels?

Rickard Arvidsson, Kristin Fransson, Morgan Fröling et al
Proceedings of ECO-TECH 2012
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

Planetary boundaries for chemical pollution

Martin Scheringer, Thomas Backhaus, Åke Bergman et al
Dioxin 2012 - 32nd International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Compounds
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Particle flow analysis. Exploring Potential Use Phase Emissions of Titanium Dioxide nanoparticles from Sunscreen, Paint and Cement

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 16 (3), p. 343-351
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

How much energy is used when producing biofuels?

Rickard Arvidsson, Kristin Fransson, Morgan Fröling et al
World Bioenergy 2012, Jönköping, Sweden
Conference poster
2012

Towards transparent and relevant use of energy use indicators in LCA studies of biofuels

Rickard Arvidsson, Kristin Fransson, Morgan Fröling et al
6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting in Berlin
Conference poster
2012

Energy use indicators in energy and life cycle assessments of biofuels: review and recommendations

Rickard Arvidsson, Kristin Fransson, Morgan Fröling et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 31, p. 54-61
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Impacts of a Silver-Coated Future - Particle Flow Analysis of Silver Nanoparticles

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 15 (6), p. 844-854
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

The Environmental Risks of Silver in Clothes

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Creating Successful and Sustainable Societies - Capabilities, resources and trust. The Adlerbert Research Foundation Jubilee Conference
Conference poster
2011

Hur mycket kemikalier tål världen?

Rickard Arvidsson,
Supermiljöbloggen
Journal article - popular science
2011

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Palm Oil

Rickard Arvidsson, Kristin Fransson, Morgan Fröling et al
Palm Oil: Nutrition, Uses and Impacts, p. Chapter 5
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

Substance Flow Analysis of Novel Compounds: The Case of Graphene

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Berkley, California, June 7-10, 2011.
Conference poster
2011

Life Cycle Assessment on Life and Death: Comparing Lives Saved by an Airbag with Lives Lost during Its Production

Henrikke Baumann, Rickard Arvidsson, Hui Tong et al
6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Berkley, California, June 7-10, 2011
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2011

Att värna viktig metall är inte alarmism

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Svenska Dagbladet (SvD)
Journal article - popular science
2011

Ödesdigert slöseri med silver

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Svenska Dagbladet (SvD)
Journal article - popular science
2011

Challenges in Exposure Modeling of Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. Vol. 17 (1), p. 245–262
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Life cycle assessment of hydrotreated vegetable oil from rape, oil palm and Jatropha

Rickard Arvidsson, Sara Persson, Morgan Fröling et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 19 (2-3), p. 128-137
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Förnybara energikällors inverkan på de svenska miljömålen

Sverker Molander, Helene Ahlborg, Rickard Arvidsson et al
Report
2010

Gifter: En större utmaning än oljeberoendet

Rickard Arvidsson,
Grön Debatt, tankesmedjan Cogitos hemsida
Journal article - popular science
2010

Kadmiumförgiftning ett av mänsklighetens största hot

Rickard Arvidsson,
Grön Debatt, tankesmedjan Cogitos hemsida
Journal article - popular science
2010

Tracing nanomaterial hotspots in a changing world

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
20th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Seville, Spain, 23-27 May 2010
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL FATE OF TiO2 NANOPARTICLES IN WATER – IMPLICATIONS FOR EMPIRICAL VALIDATION STUDIES

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
4th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, 6-9 September, Vienna, Austria
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Fate modeling of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the water compartment by colloid chemistry

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
1st International Conference on the Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanotechnology, June 9-11, 2009, Amherst, U.S.A.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

The fate of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the water compartment

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, 31 May-4 June, 2009, Göteborg, Sweden
Conference poster
2008

Life cycle assessment of Biodiesel - Hydrotreated oil from rape, oil palm or Jatropha

Rickard Arvidsson, Sara Persson, Morgan Fröling et al
Annual Poster Exhibition at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Mars 6th, 2008, Göteborg, Sweden
Conference poster
2008

Environmental Impact of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles – Applying Life Cycle Thinking and Risk Assessment for Swedish Conditions

Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander, Björn A. Sandén et al
3rd International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK, September 15-16, 2008
Conference poster
2008

Life Cycle Assessment of Second Generation Biodiesel: Biomass to Liquid

Morgan Fröling, Magdalena Svanström, Rickard Arvidsson et al
Designing Pathways for a Sustainable World: At Scale, in Time, and for All, AGS Annual Meeting, MIT, Cambridge, MA. USA, January 28-30 2008, p. abstract in proceedings
Conference poster