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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
Vignon, Bruce W.
Curran, Mary Ann.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH. ;Franklin Associates Ltd., Prairie Village, KS.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/245; EPA-68-C0-0003
Stock Number PB93-139681
Additional Subjects Life cycles ; Commodities ; Inventories ; Raw materials ; Acquisition ; Manufacturing ; Waste management ; Environmental impact ; Life-cycle assessment
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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 127 pages : illustrations ; 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.
"This study was conducted in cooperation with the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, the Office of Solid Waste, and the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics." "Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory." "Office of Research and Development." Project officer: Mary Ann Curran, Pollution Prevention Research Branch. "January 1993." "Contract No. 68-C0-0003 to Battelle"--T.p.verso. "Franklin Associates." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.