Environmental Life Cycle Analysis / Edition 1

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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.

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Aids design and systems engineers and business managers in changing a product or a set of processes in order to minimize a product's negative impact on the environment during the course of its life cycle. Explains the overall concepts behind preventing wastes before they are created, and breaks the life cycle down into stages that can be analyzed one by one. The approach reflects a current trend in industry and regulatory agencies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566702140
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/11/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Brief History
Assessment Methodology Overview
Examples of Applications
Life Cycle Framework
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
Data Issues
Special Considerations
Specific Life Cycle Stages
Raw Materials and Energy Inventory
Data Gathering
Manufacturing, Formulation, and Processing
Manufacturing Outputs
Data Gathering
Distribution and Transportation
Primary Data Collection
Secondary Data Sources
Recycle-Waste Management
Donation/Sale and Recycle
Waste Management
Liquid Wastes
Solid Wastes
Airborne Waste
Degradation of Ecological Systems
Resource Depletion
Human Health and Welfare Issues

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