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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment


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11-08-2022 | LCA AND CHEMISTRY

Life cycle assessment of regeneration technology routes for sintered NdFeB magnets

Rare earth elements (REEs) include lanthanides, from lanthanum (La) to lutetium (Lu), and these elements are often considered to include the chemically similar elements yttrium (Y) and scandium (Sc) (Goodenough et al. 2017 ). REEs are extremely …

Open Access 11-08-2022 | SOCIETAL LCA

Quantifying the life-cycle health impacts of a cobalt-containing lithium-ion battery

Like diamonds of certain origins, cobalt mined from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been associated with the noun “blood” in news media (Kennedy 2017 ; Lindberg and Andersson 2019 ). The DRC currently provides around 70% of the …

09-08-2022 | SOCIETAL LCA

Social impact and social performance of paddy rice production in Iran and Malaysia

Rice is an immensely important stable food for the human population in the world, specifically in the South, East, and Southeast Asia (Pishgar-Komleh et al. 2011 ). Rice is the second highest grain production after maize production in the world …

19-07-2022 | UNEP/SETAC CORNER

2022 SETAC Europe award for lifetime achievement in life cycle assessment


In defense of the avocado: a life cycle perspective

On November 1st, The Guardian published an article entitled “End of the avocado: why chefs are ditching the unsustainable fruit,” which suggested that chefs in England and other European nations were seeking alternative products to avocado, due to …

About this journal

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Int J Life Cycle Assess) is the first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment and closely related methods. LCA has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources, through production and use to final disposal. The Int J Life Cycle Assess is a forum for scientists developing LCA and LCM (Life Cycle Management); LCA and LCM practitioners; managers concerned with environmental aspects of products; governmental environmental agencies responsible for product quality; scientific and industrial societies involved in LCA development, and ecological institutions and bodies.

Papers on applied LCA/LCM, especially case studies, will be considered for publication if they are of general interest to the LCA/LCM community and present new insight or knowledge, such as a product that has been rarely or never assessed; a special interest operation, e.g. hydrofracking or Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS); novel methodology; or located in a non-mainstream region. In addition to LCA/LCM, papers on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) are also welcome. Life Cycle Costing (LCC) studies are considered for publication in the framework of LCSA (three pillar concept/triple bottom line).

Papers on the application of life cycle assessment methodology in single issue studies, such as greenhouse gas analysis as a means to assess carbon footprint, climate change, or global warming potential, will also be considered if the conclusions are clearly limited to the studied impacts. Discussion must indicate the limitations of not conducting a “full” LCA that accounts for all environmentally relevant impacts (i.e., the potential trade-offs).

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Volume 2/1997 - Volume 27/2022
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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