Life-Cycle Assessment: Inventory Guidelines and Principles

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Overview

Life-Cycle Assessment presents a brief overview of the development of the life-cycle assessment process and develops guidelines and principles for implementation of a product life-cycle inventory analysis. The book describes inventory analysis, impact analysis, and improvement analysis-the three components of a product life-cycle assessment. It discusses the major stages in a life cycle, including raw materials acquisition, materials manufacture, final product fabrication, filling/packaging/distribution, and consumer use and disposal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566700153
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Abstract
Summary and Index of Guiding Statements and Key Principles
Introduction
Overview
Life-Cycle Assessment Concept
Applications of an Inventory Analysis
Format of this Report
Procedural Framework for Life-Cycle Inventory
Introduction
Define the Purpose and Scope of the Inventory
Define the System Boundaries
Devise an Inventory Checklist
Institute a Peer Review Process
Gather Data
Develop Stand-Alone Data
Construct a Computational Model
Present the Results
Interpret and Communicate the Results
General Issues in Performing a Life-Cycle Inventory
Introduction
Using Templates in Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis
Data Issues
Special Case Boundary Issues
Issues Applicable to Specific Life-Cycle Stages
Introduction
Raw Materials Acquisition Stage
Manufacturing Stage
Use/Reuse/Maintenance Stage
Recycle/Waste Management Stage
References
Glossary
Appendices
Clean Air Act (CAA)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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