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Environmental Life Cycle Analysis

By: David F Ciambrone

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #85465 | ISBN: 1566702143
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This book assists design/systems engineers and managers in designing or changing a product or set of processes in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment during the life cycle of that product or process. It explains the overall concept of environmental life cycle analysis and breaks down each of the stages, providing a clear picture of the issues involved. It contains an overview of the environmental life cycle analysis process, gives the basis and methodologies required for analysis. There are templates and special cases that may be encountered with advice on how to handle them. Other chapters go into detail about modeling, issues, and data collection for each stage of the product life cycle. The last chapter provides a summary of the various steps and offers ideas on data presentation.


Contents

Introduction.- Overview.- Life Cycle.- General Issues.- Raw Materials and Energy Inventory.- Manufacturing, Formulation, and Processing.- Distribution and Transportation.- Use-Reuse-Maintenance.- Recycle-Waste Management.- Summary.- References. Appendices.

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