publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Comparative life cycle assessment of industrial multi-product processes

Jung, Johannes;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University
  • Country: Germany
The demand for environmentally safe industrial processes is increasing. Therefore, environmental impacts of new processes have to be examined at an early stage. A method for analyzing environmental impacts is life cycle assessment (LCA). A major trouble of LCA are multi-functionality problems. Multi-functionality problems can be fixed using alternative methods such as system expansion, avoided burden and allocation. Each of the three methods requires choices by the LCA-practitioner. The choices made during fixing a multi-functionality problem increase uncertainty and reduce the acceptance of LCA. An international Standard and several guidebooks present recommend...
free text keywords: Umweltbilanz, Multifunktionalität, Allokation, Unsicherheit, Chloralkalielektrolyse, Ingenieurwissenschaften, LCA, multi-functionality, allocation, uncertainty, chlor-alkali-electrolysis, ddc:620
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