Review of methods addressing freshwater use in life cycle inventory and impact assessment
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

The project “review of methods addressing water” aims at reviewing and performing a systematic qualitative review of existing methods (environmental models, characterization methods, and life cycle impact assessment methods) linked to the assessment of water use. This work looks at similarities and differences between the characterization methods, identifies the key elements to be considered when modeling the cause effect chains in water assessment and provides indications for deriving operational characterization methods and factors to assess water use in LCA. Scientific recommendations as well as industrial interim recommendations on inventory modeling, midpoint and impact assessment methods are formulated to support practitioners in their short term application.

Life cycle assessment

human health

method review

freshwater use

resources

ecosystem quality

Författare

Anna Kounina

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Quantis

M Margni

Quantis

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

J-B Bayart

Quantis

Veolia

A-M Boulay

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

M Berger

Technische Universität Berlin

C Bulle

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

R Frischknecht

ESU-services Ltd.

A Koehler

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

PE International

L Mila-i-Canals

Unilever

M Motoshita

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

M Núñez

INRA-LBE

Gregory Peters

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk miljövetenskap

S Pfister

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

University of California

Aveny GmbH

B Ridoutt

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

R Van Zelm

Radboud Universiteit

F Verones

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

S Humbert

Quantis

International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

0948-3349 (ISSN)

Vol. 18 707-721

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Ämneskategorier

Miljöledning

Miljövetenskap

DOI

10.1007/s11367-012-0519-3