Life Cycle Assessment Models
Life cycle assessment (LCA), a comprehensive framework for analyzing the environmental impacts of products and systems on a cradle-to-grave paradigm, is a methodology closely related to environmentally extended input–output analysis. In this chapter, a discussion of the mathematical principles of LCA is given. Two illustrative case studies are also solved, and the corresponding LINGO codes are provided.
KeywordsLife cycle assessment Goal and scope definition Inventory analysis Impact assessment Interpretation
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