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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Life-cycle assessment, inventory guidelines and principles
Author Vigon, B. W. ; Tolle, D. A. ; Cornaby, B. W. ; Harrison, C. L. ; Boguski, T. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Vigon, B. W.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH. ;Franklin Associates Ltd., Prairie Village, KS.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA 600/R-92-245; EPA-68-C0-0003; PB93139681
Stock Number PB93-139681
OCLC Number 28128452
Subjects Product life cycle ; Product management
Additional Subjects Life cycles ; Commodities ; Inventories ; Raw materials ; Acquisition ; Manufacturing ; Waste management ; Environmental impact ; Life-cycle assessment
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESBD  EPA-600-R-92-245 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 06/09/1995 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB93-139681 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 108 p. ; 28 cm.
The document describes the three components of a life-cycle assessment (inventory analysis, impact analysis, and improvement analysis) as well as scoping activities, presents a brief overview of the development of the life-cycle assessment process, and develops guidelines and principles for implementation of a product life-cycle assessment. The major stages in a life cycle are raw materials acquisition, manufacturing consumer use/reuse/maintenance, and recycle/waste management. The basic steps of performing a life-cycle inventory (defining the goals and system boundaries, including scoping; gathering and developing data; presenting and reviewing data; and interpreting and communicating results) are presented along with the general issues to be addressed. The system boundaries, assumptions, and conventions to be addressed in each stage of the inventory are presented.