Evaluation of Four Tools for Environmental Impact Life Cycle Assessment in Sustainable Product Development
Paper in proceedings, 2010

Reliable environmental impact life cycle assessment (LCA) is a major striking research area in sustainable product development. This paper is to answer “what capabilities and limitations do current LCA tools in sustainable product development have?” In this paper four different LCA tools are studied, their capabilities and limitations presented and various comparisons are made. In addition, a case study on road pavements represents the importance of comprehensive LCA. The case questions the validity of single environmental impact LCA approaches and the reliability of partial LCA. The paper concludes by addressing a number of concerns about LCA tools and methods.

computer tools in LCA

Environmental impact LCA

Case study

LCA tools

LCA

LCA methods

Author

Aydin Taghizadeh

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Andreas Dagman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Lars Almefelt

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2010), Anhui, China

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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10/8/2017