EPA Science Inventory

Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI) TRACI version 2.1 User’s Guide

Citation:

Bare, J. Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI) TRACI version 2.1 User’s Guide. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-12/554, 2014.

Description:

TRACI 2.1 (the Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and other environmental Impacts) has been developed for sustainability metrics, life cycle impact assessment, industrial ecology, and process design impact assessment for developing increasingly sustainable products, processes, facilities, companies, and communities. TRACI 2.1 allows an expanded quantification of stressors that have potential effects, including ozone depletion, global warming, acidification, eutrophication, tropospheric ozone (smog) formation, human health particulate effects, human health cancer, human health noncancer, ecotoxicity, and fossil fuel depletion effects. Research is ongoing to quantify the use of land and water in a future version of TRACI. The original version of TRACI was released in August 2002 (Bare et al. 2003) followed by a release of TRACI 2.0 in 2011 (Bare 2011).

Purpose/Objective:

This User's Manual provides an update to the previous versions and provides example calculations.

URLs/Downloads:

http://nepis.epa.gov/Adobe/PDF/P100HN53.pdf

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Start Date: 02/19/2014
Completion Date: 02/19/2014
Record Last Revised: 05/30/2014
Record Created: 05/01/2014
Record Released: 05/01/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 274755

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH