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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

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26.05.2020 | LCA FOR MACHINES

Life cycle assessment of a hot-pressing machine to manufacture particleboards: hotspots, environmental indicators, and solutions

Green manufacturing (GM) is a rather new research topic which has made remarkable advances in the last few years. GM is concerned about the environmental impacts of manufacturing processes, which for Garetti and Taisch ( 2012 ) is crucial for a …


Environmental impacts associated with the production, use, and end-of-life of a woollen garment

The global textile industry is known to generate substantial environmental impacts from the production of raw materials, fibre and garment manufacturing, and garment use phases (Claudio, 2007 ; Muthu, 2014 ). In the past 15 years, clothing …


Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of several powertrain types for cars and buses in France for two driving cycles: “worldwide harmonized light vehicle test procedure” cycle and urban cycle

In the challenging context of CO 2 emissions reduction targets coupled with more stringent vehicle driving test cycles (ICCT 2014 ), the transportation sector is currently facing major issues in complying with upcoming public policies.


Integrating regionalized Brazilian land use change datasets into the ecoinvent database: new data, premises and uncertainties have large effects in the results

Land use change (LUC) datasets and the derived greenhouse gases (GHGs) are a fundamental part of LCA, especially of agricultural products. In 2010, approximately 11% of global anthropogenic GHG emissions could be allocated to LUC (IPCC 2014 ).

18.05.2020 | SOCIETAL LCA

Social Organizational Life Cycle Assessment: an approach for identification of relevant subcategories for wine production in Italy

The United Nations World Commission on Development and Environment gave a first definition of the concept of the sustainable development, i.e. a development that allows to satisfy the needs of the present generations without compromising the …

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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).

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