Review on methodology for LCIA of marine eutrophication

Henrik Fred Larsen

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    Abstract

    As part of the ongoing EU FP7 project LC-Impact (www.lc-impact.eu) new life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods are going to be developed and tested on industry cases. Among the life cycle assessment (LCA) impact categories in focus are aquatic eutrophication. As related to especially the marine environment very few and restricted attempts have yet been done on trying to include eutrophication in LCA. The aim of LC-Impact is to develop both a global and a spatial (and temporal) differentiated model, as both central fate processes, sensitivities of receiving environments (e.g. differences in limiting nutrient and variations in this over the year) and the resulting damage can show important spatial variations. Both midpoint and endpoint (damage) modelling are included and the aim is to base the damage modelling on dose-response curves expressing the correlation between the (increase in) nutrient concentration and the potentially affected fraction of species in the marine ecosystem. This poster will present a review of the very limited existing attempts on how to include marine eutrophication in LCA and discuss alternative methodologies on how to model the environmental mechanism of this impact category.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2011
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventSETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting: Ecosystem Protection in a Sustainable World: A Challenge for Science and Regulation - Milano Convention Centre, Milano, Italy
    Duration: 15 May 201119 May 2011
    Conference number: 21
    http://milano.setac.eu/home/?contentid=291&pr_id=290

    Conference

    ConferenceSETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting
    Number21
    LocationMilano Convention Centre
    CountryItaly
    CityMilano
    Period15/05/201119/05/2011
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    Keywords

    • Damage modeling
    • Review
    • LCIA methodology
    • Marine eutrophication

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    Larsen, H. F. (2011). Review on methodology for LCIA of marine eutrophication. Poster session presented at SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, Milano, Italy. http://milano.setac.eu/milano/scientific_programme/downloads/?contentid=429