International consensus model for comparative assessment of chemical emissions in LCA

Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Till M. Bachmann, Mark A.J. Huijbregts, Olivier Jolliet, Annette Köhler, Henrik Fred Larsen, Manuele Margni, Tom McKone, Matthew MacLeod, Dik van de Meent, Marta Schuhmacher, Ralph K. Rosenbaum

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    Abstract

    Under the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative the six most commonly used characterisation models for toxic impacts from chemicals were compared and harmonised through a sequence of workshops removing differences which were unintentional or unnecessary. A parsimonious (as simple as possible but as complex as needed) and transparent consensus model, USEtox, was created producing characterisation factors that fall within the range of factors from the harmonised existing characterisation models. The USEtox model together with factors for several thousand substances are currently under review to form the basis of the recommendations from the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative in this field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLCE 2008: 15th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Conference Proceedings : CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (15th : 2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
    Publication date2008
    Pages291-296
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event15th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference in Sidney 17-19 March 2008 - Sidney, Australia
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    Conference15th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference in Sidney 17-19 March 2008
    CitySidney, Australia
    Period01/01/2008 → …

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