Life cycle assessment and its application to process selection , design and optimisation

  title={Life cycle assessment and its application to process selection , design and optimisation},
  author={Adisa Azapagic},
As the pressures on the chemical and process industries to improve their environmental performance are increasing, the need to move away from narrow system de®nitions and concepts in environmental system management is becoming more apparent. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is gaining wider acceptance as a method that enables quanti®cation of environmental interventions and evaluation of the improvement options throughout the life cycle of a process, product or activity. Historically, LCA has mainly… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 54 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 118 references

LCA: Clean-up technologies and abatement of gaseous pollutant emissions from chemical processing plant

A. Yates
EngD Portfolio, University of Surrey • 1998
View 13 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Eco-efficiency evaluation of waste gas purification systems in the chemical industry

M. A. Meier
in: W. KloÈpffer, (Ed.), LCA Documents, vol. 2, Ecomed Publishers, Germany • 1997
View 9 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Application of Life Cycle Assessment to process selection for pollutant treatment: A case study of sulphur dioxide emissions from Australian metallurgical smelters

K. A. Golonka, D. J. Brennan
Trans. IChemE, vol. 74, Part B, May, • 1996
View 16 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Life Cycle Assessment as a tool for identifying the Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO)

E. Vyzi, A. Azapagic
Research report, University of Surrey • 1998
View 18 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The Application of Life CycleAssessment to industrial process selection

G. Rice
EngD Portfolio, University of Surrey • 1997
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

A methodology for minimum environmental impact analysis

E. N. Pistikopoulos, S. K. Stefanis, A. G. Livingston
in: M.M. El-Halwagi, (Ed.), Pollution Prevention via Process and Product Modification, AIChE Symposium Series, 90(303), AIChE, New York • 1996
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

et al

R. Heijungs
(Eds.), Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Products: Background and Guide, MultiCopy, Leiden • 1992
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


J. Fava, R. Dennison, +3 authors S. Selke
Barnum (Eds.), A Technical Framework for Life-Cycle Assessment, SETAC and SETAC Foundation for Environmental Education, Washington, DC • 1991
View 17 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Design for optimum use of resources - cascaded use of materials

A. Azapagic
Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. Technology Policy and Innovation, 3±5 August, Lisbon • 1998
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Environmental system analysis: The application of linear programming to Life Cycle Assessment

A. Azapagic
Ph.D dissertation, University of Surrey • 1996
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…