Life cycle assessment lca is a tool for the systematic evaluation of the environmental aspects of a product or service system through all stages of its life cycle. Challenges and opportunities for webshared publication of qualityassured life cycle data. Lifecycle assessment or life cycle assessment is a methodology for assessing environmental. Environmental profile of spanish porcelain stoneware tiles article type. Life cycle assessment lca implementation to support national green industry challenges. Life cycle assessment lca is emerging as one of the most. A second paper focuses on life cycle impact assessment lcia, the subsequent phase of an lca for assessing the inventory data in terms of contributions to environmental impacts life cycle impact assessment pennington et al. This paper will give an overview of lca studies on lead metal production and use recently conducted by the international lead association. Pdf the guidelines for social life cycle assessment of. Introduction to life cycle assessment 9 1 introduction to life cycle assessment this section of the handbook introduces the concept of life cycle assessment lca.
Recent developments in life cycle assessment sciencedirect. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecologica. Published by the institute of life cycle assessment, japan 243 registered articles updated on july 15, 2019. Special issue of the international journal of life cycle. Environmental and economic life cycle analysis of plastic.
Reliable lca performance is crucial to achieve a life cycle economy. Methodological issues in comparative life cycle assessment. Published by the institute of life cycle assessment, japan 243 registered articles updated on july 15, 2019 online issn. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j life cycle assess is. International reference life cycle data system handbook international reference life cycle data system handbook heinrich, almut 20100423 00. Lifecycle assessment lca a guide to approaches, experiences and information sources there are great expectations for lca. On the uncanny capabilities of consequential lca s suh, y yang the international journal of life cycle assessment 19 6, 11791184 4. International journal of life cycle assessment scirev. Its application may range from single products, with a short life cycle, to large. International journal of life cycle assessment article. Life cycle assessment lca is the calculation and evaluation.
A full statement of our ethical guidelines for authors pdf is available. An lca study involves a thorough inventory of the energy and materials that are. The importance of normalization references in interpreting life cycle assessment results. The emissions were expressed as ecocosts and used as indicators for impact assessment. In this study, three different municipal solid waste msw management options like pyrolysisgasification, incineration and sanitary landfill are analyzed by life cycle assessment model using simapro software. International journal of lifecycle performance engineering. It is the median value of the number of downloads in 2014 for all articles published online in that particular journal during the same time period. Lca provides an adequate instrument for environmental decision support. Ediiofial in the internetjournal gate to environmental and health science where lca results obtained from studies using different system boundaries had been published candidly. A case study looking into multiple coffee types is included. Ilcd handbook general guide on lca detailed guidance. Special issue of the international journal of life cycle assessment. An introduction to life cycle assessment lca nick santero, ph.
The international journal of life cycle assessment volumes. Life cycle assessment is a cradletograve or cradletocradle analysis technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a products life, which is from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, and use. The guidelines for social life cycle assessment of products. The product life cycle plc concept is a wellknown marketing strategy and planning tool.
The international journal of life cycle assessment 2003. Introducing a new section in the international journal of. International, personal communication, 2012, and the study. International journal of selection and assessment wiley.
In this instance, you may decide to hire a consulting company to assist you with conducting a life cycle assessment. Life cycle assessment of coffee fort collins, colorado. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j life cycle assess is the first journal devoted entirely to life cycle assessment and closely related. Edi iswanto wiloso,1,4 cecile bessou,2 reinout heijungs1,3. The international journal of life cycle assessment environmental profile of spanish porcelain stoneware tilesmanuscript draftmanuscript number. The concept is based on a simple biological analogy of stages over a products life, which is intuitively appealing, but unfortunately has limited utility in practice. Life cycle assessment lca is the calculation and evaluation of the environmentally relevant inputs and outputs and the potential environmental impacts of the life cycle of a product, material or service sabs iso, 1998. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material. A reassessment and product policy implications 93 table 1 relationships between export success measures and industry stage in the international life cycle iplc stage. The international journal of life cycle assessment home springer. Nov 17, 2005 read life cycle assessment in the mirror of int j lca. Springer the international journal of life cycle assessment.
The international journal of life cycle assessment, volume 20. Global guidance principles for life cycle assessment databases a basis for greener processes and products united nations environment programme p. Int j life cycle assess find, read and cite all the. Pdf on may 1, 2012, alessandra zamagni and others published life cycle sustainability assessment. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j life cycle assess is the first journal devoted entirely to life cycle assessment and closely related methods. International journal of life cycle assessment publons. This will in most cases mean the iso 14040series, although other national, product specific or casespecific standards may also apply.
Normalisation and weighting in life cycle assessment. In any case, the gradual evolution of lca is reflected in the publication of a whole series. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j lca is the first journal devoted entirely to life cycle assessment. This discussion article aims to highlight two problematic aspects in the international reference life cycle data system ilcd handbook. This unique research was conducted by bionova ltd one click lca and sponsored by saintgobain, stora. Methods for life cycle inventory of a product s suh, g huppes journal of cleaner production 7, 687697 3. Assessing biodiversity loss due to land use with life.
The springer journal usage factor 2014 was calculated as suggested by the counter code of practice for usage factors. Article pdf available in the international journal of life cycle assessment 152. The methodological development in lca has been strong, and lca is broadly applied in practice. The international journal of life cycle assessment, 18, 155 171. Environmental management in the context of sustainable economic. Life cycle considerations within the eu taxonomy for sustainable finance may 5, 2020. Submit to journal directly or download in pdf, ms word or latex.
It is an important methodological tool that can help to ensure environmentally sound choices in the context of decisionmaking based on scientific evidence eea, 1997. Life tires angela farina1, mariachiara zanett1, ezio santagata1, gianandrea blengini1 and michele lanotte1 1 department of environment, land and infrastructure engineering, politecnico di torino corso duca degli abruzzi, 24, 10129 torino, italy. Life cycle assessment an overview sciencedirect topics. Nov 19, 2008 overview of life cycle assessment activities overview of life cycle assessment activities chavan, abhaysingh. Life cycle assessment lca is more and more considered a reference method for the evaluation of supply chains, production and consumption systems, up to regions hellweg and mila i canals, 2014. Among transportation biofuels, there is a similar number of studies evaluating 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, even if these latter are mainly at a precommercial stage and are predicted to enter the market within the next 510 years. This paper examines the environmental impacts association primarily with coffee production, but also use and disposal. The 5th international conference on sustainable energy information technology. Sharma indira gandhi institute of development research igidr, mumbai400065. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological.
Comparative life cycle assessment of an innovative csp aircooled system and. The international journal of life cycle assessment journals. Life cycle assessment e introduction and overview the concept of environmental life cycle assessment lca was developed from the idea of comprehensive environmental assessments of products, which was conceived in europe and in the usa in the late 1960s and early 1970s 1. This was done by using simapro version 8, life cycle inventory lci databases of ecoinvent v3 and idemat 2015 a database of the delft university of technology. International journal of life cycle assessment article life. Join us for the stakeholder consultation on the creation of a global life cycle impact assessment method april 30. Life cycle assessment department of environmental affairs.
See this essential reading, free to access, on the link below. The major stages in a life cycle are raw materials acquisition, manufacturing, consumer usereusemaintenance, and recycle waste management. The open environmental engineering journal, 3, 22 pdf. The international journal of life cycle assessment journal metrics 2015 days from submission to first decision number of days from submission of a manuscript to first decision. A life cycle assessment shall include the phases goal and scope. Data envelopment analysis dea can be combined with lc approaches to provide quantitative benchmarks that orientate the performance of energy systems towards environmental sustainability, with different implications depending on the. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts. The international journal of life cycle assessment home.
Even though epd provides with inclusive environmental impact evaluation tool that also. A life cycle assessment of packaging options for contrast media delivery. The following paper presents how life cycle assessment lca helps to. Life cycle environmental impacts of carbonated soft drinks. In the life cycle impact assessment lcia, the product. Outside lca, partial equilibrium modelling is an established tool in the area of environmental. International journal of life cycle assessment years. General guide for life cycle assessment detailed guidance first edition i the mission of the jrcies is to provide scientifictechnical support to the european union. Call for proposals in lac and cee regions on electronics and circular economy may 11, 2020. Life cycle assessment lca is a commonly applied tool to analyze environmental burden for waste management technology, as well as system.
Life cycle assessment of pvc water and sewer pipe and. Guide for interpreting life cycle assessment result. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts connected with products and systems, or, more generally, with human activities. Ilcan conference series on life cycle assesment 4th icsolca seminar nasional 20190529 life cycle assessment lca implementation to support national green industry challenges. Journal info provided by editor the editor of international journal of life cycle assessment has not yet provided information for this page. Jan 16, 2015 consult the international journal of life cycle assessment article. Lca can be used to assess the environmental impacts of systems through part of or all the stages of its life cycle. The usage factor calculation is based on countercompliant usage data on the. Aia guide to building life cycle assessment in practice. The international journal of life cycle assessment rg. The international journal of life cycle assessment springer.
International journal of life cycle assessment journalseek. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j lca is the first journal devoted entirely to lca. The objectives of ijlcpe are to establish an effective channel of communication between scientific researchers, professional engineers, construction companies, managers and administrations, aiming to promote the philosophy of lifecycle performance oriented design and construction and to contribute to tracing a pathway towards more suitable maintenance and exploitation procedures. Cirad french international center for agricultural research for development, angel. Indonesian journal of life cycle assessment and sustainability. In this editorial, from the final issue of 2019, editorinchief ioannis nikolaou took the opportunity to consider the future of the the journal. All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
A twostage comparative life cycle assessment of paperbased. There are no charges for publishing with inderscience, unless you require your article to be open access oa. Life cycle assessment framework based on the iso 14040 model. Originally, lca was used as a tool by environmental consultants. Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators. Instant formatting template for the international journal of life cycle. In an attempt to provide a better understanding of the environmental impacts of this sector, this paper presents, for the first time, the full life cycle impacts of carbonated soft drinks manufactured and consumed in the uk. At the european level, the parliament has suggested that the commission develop a framework for an integrated lifecycleoriented. The need for coproduct allocation in the life cycle assessment of agricultural systemsis bbiophysical allocation progress. Past, present, future, the international journal of life cycle assessment on deepdyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. Lifecycle lc approaches play a significant role in energy policy making to determine the environmental impacts associated with the choice of energy source. Assessment springer the international journal of life cycle assessment issn 09483349 volume 22 number 1 int j life cycle assess 2017 22. Read more read more about ilcan conference series on life cycle assesment 4th icsolca seminar nasional. The international journal of life cycle assessment.
The future of building life cycle assessment in practice summary as the architectural and construction industries increasingly emphasize sustainability, more comprehensive methods are being developed to evaluate and reduce environmental impacts by buildings. Assessing and managing life cycles of electric vehicles. Life cycle assessment as an ecomanagement tool within the. Postdoctoral scholar civil and environmental engineering university of california, berkeley alissa kendall, ph. Life cycle interpretation is one of the four phases identified in the iso 14040 and the iso 14044 standards iso 2006a,b. The lead industry, through the international lead association ila, has recently completed three life cycle studies to assess the environmental impact of lead metal production and two of the products that make up approximately 90 % of the end uses of. Journal of life cycle assessment, japan jstage home. Assistant professor civil and environmental engineering university of california, davis. Life cycle assessment is a tool to assess the environmental impacts and resources used throughout a products life cycle, i. Life cycle management lcm, the international journal of. It is fundamental for the development of research in the field of lca and noise to consider any type of noise.1107 1333 1367 602 1524 1370 912 1036 299 366 393 176 911 1384 1650 801 1153 626 1497 1576 63 1060 737 173 513 1375 1000 859 1354 1017 219 385 91 999 1390 754 875 382 821 149 1225