Environmental Life Cycle Analysis / Edition 1

Environmental Life Cycle Analysis / Edition 1

by David F. Ciambrone
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566702143

ISBN-13: 9781566702140

Pub. Date: 08/11/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The trend in industry and with the EPA is to prevent wastes before the y are created instead of treating or disposing of them later. This boo k assists design/systems engineers and managers in designing or changi ng a product or set of processes in order to minimize the negative imp act on the environment during its life cycle. It explains the overall concept of

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The trend in industry and with the EPA is to prevent wastes before the y are created instead of treating or disposing of them later. This boo k assists design/systems engineers and managers in designing or changi ng a product or set of processes in order to minimize the negative imp act on the environment during its life cycle. It explains the overall concept of environmental life cycle analysis and breaks down each of t he stages, providing a clear picture of the issues involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566702140
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/11/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Brief History
Assessment Methodology Overview
Examples of Applications
Life Cycle Framework
Scope
Defining Boundaries
Checklists and Their Application and Use
Data Gathering
Construction of a Conceptual Model
Turning Data into Useful Information
Interpretation of Results
Reporting the Results
General Issues
Templates
Data Issues
Special Considerations
Specific Life Cycle Stages
SPECIFIC LIFE CYCLE STAGES
Raw Materials and Energy Inventory
Data Gathering
Manufacturing, Formulation, and Processing
Manufacturing Outputs
Data Gathering
Assumptions
Distribution and Transportation
Use-Reuse-Maintenance
Primary Data Collection
Secondary Data Sources
Assumptions
Recycle-Waste Management
Donation/Sale and Recycle
Waste Management
Liquid Wastes
Solid Wastes
Airborne Waste
Summary
Degradation of Ecological Systems
Resource Depletion
Human Health and Welfare Issues
References
Glossary
Appendices

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