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Title Handbook on life cycle assessment [electronic resource] : operational guide to the ISO standards / Jeroen B. Guin⥥ (final editor).

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ò002.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 692 pages) : illustrations.
Series Eco-efficiency in industry and science ; v. 7
Eco-efficiency in industry and science ; v. 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part 1: LCA in perspective1 -- 1. Why a new Guide to LCA?5 -- 2. Main characteristics of LCA 5 -- 3. International developments 10 -- 4. Guiding principles for the present Guide12 -- 5. Reading guide 13 -- Part 2a: Guide15 -- Reading guidance19 -- 1. Management of LCA projects: procedures 21 -- 2. Goal and scope definition 31 -- 3. Inventory analysis41 -- 4. Impact assessment 63 -- 5. Interpretation .97 -- Appendix A: Terms, definitions and abbreviations 109 -- Part 2b: Operational annex121 -- List of tables 125 -- Reading guidance127 -- 1. Management of LCA projects: procedures 129 -- 2. Goal and scope definition 131 -- 3. Inventory analysis133 -- 4. Impact assessment161 -- 5. Interpretation 389 -- 6. References 391 -- Part 3: Scientific background395 -- Reading guidance401 -- 1. General introduction 403 -- 2. Goal and scope definition 455 -- 3. Inventory analysis477 -- 4. Impact assessment 525 -- 5. Interpretation 635 -- 6. References645 -- Annex A: Contributors 659 -- Appendix B: Areas of application of LCA661 -- Appendix C: Partitioning economic inputs and outputs to product systems675
Summary The general aim of this Handbook on LCA is to provide a stepwise ̀cookbook' with operational guidelines for conducting an LCA study step-by-step, justified by a scientific background document, based on the ISO Standards for LCA. The different ISO elements and requirements are made operational to the ̀best available practice' for each step. This book will appeal to persons from a wide range of scientific disciplines working in industry, in government, as consultants, or at university, who are interested in learning more about LCA and in performing LCA studies. It will be of especial interest to students and researchers in the field of LCA, industrial ecology, and those interested in environmental sciences in general. CML is strongly involved in the development of a standard methodology to determine environmental impacts of products, i.e., LCA. This is done within international fora such as the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Guin⥥, J. B.
Subject Industrial ecology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Product life cycle -- Environmental aspects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Engineering.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Production & Operations Management.
Industrial ecology.
Product life cycle -- Environmental aspects.
Electronic books
Electronic books.
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 0306480557 (electronic bk.)
9780306480553 (electronic bk.)