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Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry by F Ziegler, J Berlin, U Sonesson

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Methodology for Life cycle Assessment

A-M. Tillman,     chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Abstract:

Life cycle Assessment (LCA) is the quantitative environmental assessment of a product over its entire life cycle, which includes raw material acquisition, production, transportation, use and disposal. This chapter provides an overview of the different applications of LCA and of the methodology. The more critical methodological issues and choices are discussed at some depth, after which examples are given of the ways in which methodological choices relate to application. The chapter is concluded by the presentation of a number of more recent trends in LCA methodology.

Key words

Life cycle Assessment

LCA application

LCA methodology ...

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