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2. Life Cycle Assessment: A Brief Definition and Overview

Authors : Kahraman Coban, Selçuk Ekici, T. Hikmet Karakoc

Published in: Life Cycle Assessment in Aviation

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland

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Abstract

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a phased approach for evaluating the environmental effects of a product and process. It is a detailed analysis since all the aspects of an impact of a process are to be assessed. LCA covers how materials are extracted and used energy during manufacturing, distribution and environmental impacts from use of product and waste. It has become one of the proven tools for environmental impact evaluation. LCA today is used by many industries, researchers and policymakers in order to assess the environmental performance and issue environmental claims. This chapter covers a comprehensive description of LCA methodology explaining the main futures and the related standards.

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Metadata
Title
Life Cycle Assessment: A Brief Definition and Overview
Authors
Kahraman Coban
Selçuk Ekici
T. Hikmet Karakoc
Copyright Year
2024
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-52772-2_2

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