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Life Cycle Assessment : Theory and Practice

Author: Michael Z Hauschild; Ralph K Rosenbaum; Stig Irving Olsen
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications. The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society's transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Life Cycle Assessment.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Springer, 2018
(OCoLC)975368097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Z Hauschild; Ralph K Rosenbaum; Stig Irving Olsen
ISBN: 9783319564753 3319564757
OCLC Number: 1006495809
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 1216 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Part I. Introduction. About this book ; Main characteristics of LCA ; LCA history ; LCA applications ; LCA and sustainability --
Part II. Methodology. Introduction to LCA methodology ; Goal definition ; Scope definition ; Life cycle inventory analysis ; Life cycle impact assessment ; Uncertainty management and sensitivity analysis ; Life cycle interpretation ; Critical review ; Use of input-output analysis in LCA ; Life cycle costing: an introduction ; Social life cycle assessment: an introduction --
Part III. Applications. Introduction to Part III: application of LCA in practice ; Life cycle thinking and the use of LCA in policies around the world ; Globalisation and mainstreaming of LCA ; Organisational LCA ; Future-oriented LCA ; Life cycle management ; Ecodesign implementation and LCA ; Environmental labels and declarations ; Cradle to cradle and LCA ; LCA of energy systems ; LCA of electromobility ; LCA of buildings and the built environment ; LCA of food and agriculture ; LCA of biofuels and biomaterials ; LCA of chemicals and chemical products ; LCA of nanomaterials ; LCA of drinking water supply ; LCA of wastewater treatment ; LCA of solid waste management systems ; LCA of soil and groundwater remediation --
Part IV. LCA cookbook. LCA cookbook --
Part V. Annexes. Report template ; Illustrative case study: life cycle assessment of four window alternatives ; Overview of existing LCIA methods--Annex to Chapter 10. Introduction --
Methodology --
Applications --
LCA Cookbook.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Z. Hauschild, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Stig Irving Olsen.

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V) An appendix with an LCA report template, a full example LCA report serving as inspiration for students who write their first LCA report, and a more detailed overview of existing LCIA methods and  Read more...

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