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. At the european level, the parliament has suggested that the commission develop a framework for an integrated lifecycleoriented. 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. Springer the international journal of life cycle assessment. The international journal of life cycle assessment environmental profile of spanish porcelain stoneware tilesmanuscript draftmanuscript number. International journal of lifecycle performance engineering. 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. Life cycle interpretation is one of the four phases identified in the iso 14040 and the iso 14044 standards iso 2006a,b. Methodological issues in comparative life cycle assessment. On the uncanny capabilities of consequential lca s suh, y yang the international journal of life cycle assessment 19 6, 11791184 4.
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. The open environmental engineering journal, 3, 22 pdf. Guide for interpreting life cycle assessment result. The emissions were expressed as ecocosts and used as indicators for impact assessment. Lifecycle assessment lca a guide to approaches, experiences and information sources there are great expectations for lca. Join us for the stakeholder consultation on the creation of a global life cycle impact assessment method april 30.
Nov 17, 2005 read life cycle assessment in the mirror of int j lca. 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. 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. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j lca is the first journal devoted entirely to lca.
International journal of life cycle assessment article life. Ediiofial in the internetjournal gate to environmental and health science where lca results obtained from studies using different system boundaries had been published candidly. 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. A life cycle assessment of packaging options for contrast media delivery.
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. Its application may range from single products, with a short life cycle, to large. Life cycle assessment an overview sciencedirect topics. Special issue of the international journal of life cycle assessment. The product life cycle plc concept is a wellknown marketing strategy and planning tool. The major stages in a life cycle are raw materials acquisition, manufacturing, consumer usereusemaintenance, and recycle waste management. Pdf the guidelines for social life cycle assessment of. Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators. Comparative life cycle assessment of an innovative csp aircooled system and. Methods for life cycle inventory of a product s suh, g huppes journal of cleaner production 7, 687697 3. 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. 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. 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. Life cycle assessment department of environmental affairs.
Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological. Call for proposals in lac and cee regions on electronics and circular economy may 11, 2020. International journal of life cycle assessment publons. The international journal of life cycle assessment 2016.
Nov 19, 2008 overview of life cycle assessment activities overview of life cycle assessment activities chavan, abhaysingh. This will in most cases mean the iso 14040series, although other national, product specific or casespecific standards may also apply. 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. Assessing and managing life cycles of electric vehicles. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j life cycle assess is. Published by the institute of life cycle assessment, japan 243 registered articles updated on july 15, 2019 online issn. Life cycle considerations within the eu taxonomy for sustainable finance may 5, 2020. Indonesian journal of life cycle assessment and sustainability.
Ilcd handbook general guide on lca detailed guidance. Aia guide to building life cycle assessment in practice. The methodological development in lca has been strong, and lca is broadly applied in practice. The international journal of life cycle assessment. Special issue of the international journal of life cycle. 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. 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. In the life cycle impact assessment lcia, the product. The international journal of life cycle assessment, volume 20. The international journal of life cycle assessment int j lca is the first journal devoted entirely to life cycle assessment. An introduction to life cycle assessment lca nick santero, ph.
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. The need for coproduct allocation in the life cycle assessment of agricultural systemsis bbiophysical allocation progress. Ilcan conference series on life cycle assesment 4th icsolca seminar nasional 20190529 life cycle assessment lca implementation to support national green industry challenges. Life cycle assessment as an ecomanagement tool within the.
Life cycle assessment lca is the calculation and evaluation. Assessing biodiversity loss due to land use with life. Int j life cycle assess find, read and cite all the. Life cycle assessment framework based on the iso 14040 model. Environmental and economic life cycle analysis of plastic. Lifecycle assessment or life cycle assessment is a methodology for assessing environmental. Life cycle environmental impacts of carbonated soft drinks. Journal info provided by editor the editor of international journal of life cycle assessment has not yet provided information for this page. The international journal of life cycle assessment volumes. 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. Pdf on may 1, 2012, alessandra zamagni and others published life cycle sustainability assessment. An lca study involves a thorough inventory of the energy and materials that are.
Videos 2, 3 and 4 of the gabi paper clip video tutorial series accompany it. Read more read more about ilcan conference series on life cycle assesment 4th icsolca seminar nasional. The usage factor calculation is based on countercompliant usage data on the. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts connected with products and systems, or, more generally, with human activities. Environmental profile of spanish porcelain stoneware tiles article type. Article pdf available in the international journal of life cycle assessment 152.
Journal of life cycle assessment, japan jstage home. Jan 16, 2015 consult the international journal of life cycle assessment article. Originally, lca was used as a tool by environmental consultants. The following paper presents how life cycle assessment lca helps to. International journal of selection and assessment wiley. Global guidance principles for life cycle assessment databases a basis for greener processes and products united nations environment programme p. Submit to journal directly or download in pdf, ms word or latex. This article is published with open access at abstract. Reliable lca performance is crucial to achieve a life cycle economy. International, personal communication, 2012, and the study. This unique research was conducted by bionova ltd one click lca and sponsored by saintgobain, stora. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecologica. The international journal of life cycle assessment, 18, 155 171. Assessment springer the international journal of life cycle assessment issn 09483349 volume 22 number 1 int j life cycle assess 2017 22.
The international journal of life cycle assessment 12018. Sharma indira gandhi institute of development research igidr, mumbai400065. Cirad french international center for agricultural research for development, angel. 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. International reference life cycle data system handbook international reference life cycle data system handbook heinrich, almut 20100423 00. Life cycle assessment of coffee fort collins, colorado. This paper examines the environmental impacts association primarily with coffee production, but also use and disposal.
The international journal of life cycle assessment springer. Outside lca, partial equilibrium modelling is an established tool in the area of environmental. Life cycle assessment lca is emerging as one of the most. International journal of life cycle assessment scirev. Life cycle assessment lca implementation to support national green industry challenges. 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. A reassessment and product policy implications 93 table 1 relationships between export success measures and industry stage in the international life cycle iplc stage. It is fundamental for the development of research in the field of lca and noise to consider any type of noise. 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. The guidelines for social life cycle assessment of products. International journal of life cycle assessment article. Normalisation and weighting in life cycle assessment. Environmental management in the context of sustainable economic.
The international journal of life cycle assessment home springer. In this editorial, from the final issue of 2019, editorinchief ioannis nikolaou took the opportunity to consider the future of the the journal. Instant formatting template for the international journal of life cycle. This paper will give an overview of lca studies on lead metal production and use recently conducted by the international lead association. 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. Introducing a new section in the international journal of. Lca has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts. 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. Recent developments in life cycle assessment sciencedirect. The importance of normalization references in interpreting life cycle assessment results. Edi iswanto wiloso,1,4 cecile bessou,2 reinout heijungs1,3. The international journal of life cycle assessment 2003.
Lifecycle lc approaches play a significant role in energy policy making to determine the environmental impacts associated with the choice of energy source. Completing a life cycle assessment inhouse may require more technical expertise or time commitment than your business can provide. The international journal of life cycle assessment journals. Lca provides an adequate instrument for environmental decision support.
Even though epd provides with inclusive environmental impact evaluation tool that also. Life cycle assessment is a tool to assess the environmental impacts and resources used throughout a products life cycle, i. Published by the institute of life cycle assessment, japan 243 registered articles updated on july 15, 2019. The 5th international conference on sustainable energy information technology. 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. Challenges and opportunities for webshared publication of qualityassured life cycle data. Life cycle management lcm, the international journal of. A twostage comparative life cycle assessment of paperbased. The springer journal usage factor 2014 was calculated as suggested by the counter code of practice for usage factors. In any case, the gradual evolution of lca is reflected in the publication of a whole series. All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system. In this instance, you may decide to hire a consulting company to assist you with conducting a life cycle assessment.
This discussion article aims to highlight two problematic aspects in the international reference life cycle data system ilcd handbook. The international journal of life cycle assessment rg. 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. The international journal of life cycle assessment home. Lca can be used to assess the environmental impacts of systems through part of or all the stages of its life cycle. A full statement of our ethical guidelines for authors pdf is available.
Life cycle assessment of pvc water and sewer pipe and. Life cycle assessment lca is a commonly applied tool to analyze environmental burden for waste management technology, as well as system. Assistant professor civil and environmental engineering university of california, davis. 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. A case study looking into multiple coffee types is included. 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. Postdoctoral scholar civil and environmental engineering university of california, berkeley alissa kendall, ph. International journal of life cycle assessment journalseek.1084 548 894 851 226 1205 789 733 1093 1189 70 503 235 873 1066 1195 138 1382 40 1029 484 1337 1371 24 413 360 880 566 868 774 1083 999 195 1081 1193 335 1355 1186 1488 930 152 168 589 783