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Towards More Holistic Environmental Impact Assessment: Hybridisation of Life Cycle Assessment and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Y. Kobayashi ; Gregory Peters (Institutionen för kemi och kemiteknik, Kemisk miljövetenskap) ; S. J. Khan
22nd Cirp Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (2212-8271). Vol. 29 (2015), p. 378-383.
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Global and local environmental impacts of products or services can sometimes be in conflict with one another. Therefore, the importance of considering both impacts in environmental management must be recognised. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is useful in evaluating global impacts while quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is effective in local impact assessments. The benefits of combining LCA and QRA in this regard have been recognised. Advantages and disadvantages of different hybridisation approaches were critically examined in this paper. There seems to be no single best approach and a method needs to be carefully selected depending on the type of application. (C) 2015 The Authors, Published by Elsevier B.V.

Nyckelord: Life cycle assessment, Quantitative risk assessment, Life cycle risk assessment, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental decision making, Environmental management, Multicriteria decision analysis

Denna post skapades 2015-07-17. Senast ändrad 2016-11-11.
CPL Pubid: 219788


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