Environmental Technology Engineering

Ambiguities in Decision-oriented Life Cycle Inventories: The by Frank Werner

By Frank Werner

In an environmental lifestyles cycle evaluation of goods (LCA), an unambiguous, scientifically dependent, ‘objective’ attribution of fabric and effort flows to a product is natural fiction. this is often as a result primary epistemological stipulations of LCA as a modelling strategy less than the complexity of our socio-economic process. in its place, a variety of psychological versions and values advisor this attribution. This ends up in a useful version in a particular choice scenario. This booklet indicates for the 1st time how psychological versions and values effect this attribution within the existence cycle stock step of LCA. one of many key findings is that different administration ideas for a sustainable use of fabrics has to be taken into consideration for the attribution of fabric and effort flows to a product. another way, development strategies advised by way of an LCA may possibly end up to even aggravate the environmental scenario if reassessed from a meta-perspective. because of this booklet, the declare of unambiguitiy (‘objectivity’) of the existence cycle stock needs to be deserted. A group-model construction approach for LCA is constructed that permits one to know the choice makers' psychological versions and values within the stock research on a case- and situation-specific foundation. merely through this, LCA effects becomes proper in a decision-making method. case stories at the modelling of recycling and different end-of-life innovations of aluminium home windows and beech wooden railway sleepers in LCA supplement the methodological half. This ebook is a ‘must have’ for researchers, specialists and practitioners within the fields of decision-oriented lifestyles cycle evaluation in addition to product-related environmental administration, modelling and decision-making.

Show description

Read or Download Ambiguities in Decision-oriented Life Cycle Inventories: The Role of Mental Models and Values: 17 (Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science) PDF

Best environmental technology & engineering books

Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches

Conversation throughout and integration of disciplines within the urban-water zone turns out at the present time extra vital than ever sooner than. Water is a strategic and shrinking source. it really is most likely the world's most precious source and fresh water has even been touted because the 'next oil'. keep an eye on of water - from entry to administration -  has continually been a hugely politicised affair.

Sewer Processes: Microbial and Chemical Process Engineering of Sewer Networks, Second Edition

Because the first version was once released over a decade in the past, developments were made within the layout, operation, and upkeep of sewer structures, and new difficulties have emerged. for instance, sewer strategies are actually built-in in desktop versions, and concurrently, smell and corrosion difficulties because of hydrogen sulfide and different risky natural compounds, in addition to different strength future health matters, have triggered environmental matters to upward push.

Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation (Waste Management Principles and Practice)

Reliable waste administration is an international predicament, and landfilling is still the essential administration technique in so much components of the world.  This ebook offers a accomplished view of cutting-edge ways to deal with landfills extra sustainably, drawing upon greater than twenty years of analysis, layout, and operational stories at working websites the world over.

Urban Water Reuse Handbook

Reading the present literature, examine, and suitable case stories, provided by way of a workforce of foreign specialists, the city Water Reuse instruction manual discusses the professionals and cons of water reuse and explores new and substitute equipment for acquiring a sustainable water offer. The ebook defines water reuse guidance, describes the ancient and present improvement of water reuse, and contains formerly applied methodologies and practices suitable to city wastewater therapy.

Additional info for Ambiguities in Decision-oriented Life Cycle Inventories: The Role of Mental Models and Values: 17 (Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 31 votes