Introduction to LCA Methodology

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    Abstract

    In order to offer the reader an overview of the LCA methodology in the preparation of the more detailed description of its different phases, a brief introduction is given to the methodological framework according to the ISO 14040 standard and the main elements of each of its phases. Emphasis is on the iterative nature of the LCA process with its many feedback loops between the different phases. It is explained how the integrated use of sensitivity analysis helps identify key assumptions and key data and thus ensure effectiveness by directing the focus of the LCA practitioner to those parts of the study where additional work contributes most to strengthen the results and conclusions of the study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2018
    Pages59-66
    Chapter6
    ISBN (Print)9783319564753
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319564746
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Business and Management
    • Sustainability Management
    • Sustainable Development
    • Renewable and Green Energy
    • Manufacturing, Machines, Tools
    • Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment

    Cite this

    Hauschild, M. Z. (2018). Introduction to LCA Methodology. In Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice (pp. 59-66). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_6