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Title: Combining lifecycle and risk assessments of mineral waste reuse scenarios for decision making support

Abstract

Lack of regulations and standards on mineral waste recycling makes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) useful methods for environmental assessment of recycling scenarios. An unsolved problem arises whenever two scenarios of recycling have to be compared according to both ERA and LCA impact results considered simultaneously. A methodology to combine LCA and ERA results and tools toward Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) is proposed together with three application examples based on case studies. The most effective combination approach is to define further impact categories for ERA to be considered with the standard LCA ones. Then, the use of a multicriteria analysis method was proved to be an efficient way to rank alternative scenarios with respect to all the results. The key issues to be further researched are discussed and proposals are suggested.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. ECOINNOVA France, 47 rue M. Flandin, 69003 Lyon Cedex 3 (France). E-mail: benetto@ecoinnova.it
  2. INSA Lyon-LAEPSI, 20 rue A.Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex, since November 2005: INSA Toulouse-LIPE, 135 av. de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse cedex France (France). E-mail: ligia.barna@insa-toulouse.fr
  3. ENTPE-LSE, rue M.Audin, 69518 Vaulx-en-Velin cedex (France). E-mail: perrodin@entpe.fr
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20972045
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2006.10.007; PII: S0195-9255(06)00129-6; Copyright (c) 2006 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DECISION MAKING; INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT; MINERAL WASTES; RECYCLING; RISK ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Benetto, Enrico, Tiruta-Barna, Ligia, and Perrodin, Yves. Combining lifecycle and risk assessments of mineral waste reuse scenarios for decision making support. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2006.10.007.
Benetto, Enrico, Tiruta-Barna, Ligia, & Perrodin, Yves. Combining lifecycle and risk assessments of mineral waste reuse scenarios for decision making support. United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2006.10.007.
Benetto, Enrico, Tiruta-Barna, Ligia, and Perrodin, Yves. Sun . "Combining lifecycle and risk assessments of mineral waste reuse scenarios for decision making support". United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2006.10.007.
@article{osti_20972045,
title = {Combining lifecycle and risk assessments of mineral waste reuse scenarios for decision making support},
author = {Benetto, Enrico and Tiruta-Barna, Ligia and Perrodin, Yves},
abstractNote = {Lack of regulations and standards on mineral waste recycling makes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) useful methods for environmental assessment of recycling scenarios. An unsolved problem arises whenever two scenarios of recycling have to be compared according to both ERA and LCA impact results considered simultaneously. A methodology to combine LCA and ERA results and tools toward Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) is proposed together with three application examples based on case studies. The most effective combination approach is to define further impact categories for ERA to be considered with the standard LCA ones. Then, the use of a multicriteria analysis method was proved to be an efficient way to rank alternative scenarios with respect to all the results. The key issues to be further researched are discussed and proposals are suggested.},
doi = {10.1016/j.eiar.2006.10.007},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = 3,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}