Life cycle assessment of three water systems in Copenhagen - A management tool of the future

Berit Godskesen, K.C. Zambrano, A. Trautner, N.-B. Johansen, L. Thiesson, L. Andersen, J. Clauson-Kaas, T.L. Neidel, Martin Rygaard, N.H. Kløverpris, Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen

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Abstract

Environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA) was applied to evaluate three different water systems of the water sector in Copenhagen, Denmark, including technologies within water supply, facilities recycling water and treatment of sewer overflow. In these three water systems LCA was used to evaluate the environmental impacts of each of the processes involved. The overall conclusion was that LCA is suitable as a decision support tool in the water sector as it provides a holistic evaluation platform of the considered alternatives categorized in environmental impact categories. The use of LCA in the water sector of this region has limitation since it not yet considers impact categories assessing freshwater scarcity and ecological sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
Volume10
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)953-960
ISSN1606-9749
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Sewer overflow
  • Decision support
  • Water reuse
  • Technology comparison
  • Water supply
  • Life-cycle assessment

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Godskesen, Berit ; Zambrano, K.C. ; Trautner, A. ; Johansen, N.-B. ; Thiesson, L. ; Andersen, L. ; Clauson-Kaas, J. ; Neidel, T.L. ; Rygaard, Martin ; Kløverpris, N.H. ; Albrechtsen, Hans-Jørgen. / Life cycle assessment of three water systems in Copenhagen - A management tool of the future. In: Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 2010 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 953-960.
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Godskesen, B, Zambrano, KC, Trautner, A, Johansen, N-B, Thiesson, L, Andersen, L, Clauson-Kaas, J, Neidel, TL, Rygaard, M, Kløverpris, NH & Albrechtsen, H-J 2010, 'Life cycle assessment of three water systems in Copenhagen - A management tool of the future', Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 953-960. https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2010.631

Life cycle assessment of three water systems in Copenhagen - A management tool of the future. / Godskesen, Berit; Zambrano, K.C.; Trautner, A.; Johansen, N.-B.; Thiesson, L.; Andersen, L.; Clauson-Kaas, J.; Neidel, T.L.; Rygaard, Martin; Kløverpris, N.H.; Albrechtsen, Hans-Jørgen.

In: Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2010, p. 953-960.

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