Understanding uncertainty propagation in life cycle assessments of waste management systems

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Abstract

Uncertainty analysis in Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of waste management systems often results obscure and complex, with key parameters rarely determined on a case-by-case basis. The paper shows an application of a simplified approach to uncertainty coupled with a Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) perspective on three alternative waste management systems for Danish single-family household waste. The approach provides a fast and systematic method to select the most important parameters in the LCAs, understand their propagation and contribution to uncertainty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Sardinia 2015, 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationCagliari, Italy
PublisherCISA Publisher
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSardinia 2015 - 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015
Conference number: 15

Conference

ConferenceSardinia 2015 - 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Number15
CountryItaly
CityCagliari
Period05/10/201509/10/2015

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Bisinella, V., Conradsen, K., Christensen, T. H., & Astrup, T. F. (2015). Understanding uncertainty propagation in life cycle assessments of waste management systems. In Proceedings Sardinia 2015, 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium CISA Publisher.