Life-Cycle Assessment: Inventory Guidelines and Principles, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Life-Cycle Assessment

Inventory Guidelines and Principles, 1st Edition

By Battelle Memorial In, Mary Ann Curran

CRC Press

144 pages

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Hardback: 9781566700153
pub: 1994-07-22
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Description

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.

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)

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science