Using life-cycle analysis to estimate economic performance

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One of the principal tools of industrial ecology is life-cycle assessment which intends to improve overall economic efficiency and to minimize negative environmental impacts of products, processes, and facilities. This paper describes a general methodology for environmentally responsible assessment of these activities; it discusses some of the underlying considerations for this assessment which are accessible by rigorous quantitative analysis; and an overall economic performance metric is proposed which puts both environmental and economic considerations on a common basis. Finally, some considerations involved in this approach is introduced as a guide to environmentally sound design and management.

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Allenby, B.R. March 28, 1996.

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One of the principal tools of industrial ecology is life-cycle assessment which intends to improve overall economic efficiency and to minimize negative environmental impacts of products, processes, and facilities. This paper describes a general methodology for environmentally responsible assessment of these activities; it discusses some of the underlying considerations for this assessment which are accessible by rigorous quantitative analysis; and an overall economic performance metric is proposed which puts both environmental and economic considerations on a common basis. Finally, some considerations involved in this approach is introduced as a guide to environmentally sound design and management.

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OSTI as DE97053107

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  • 5. world congress of chemical engineering, San Diego, CA (United States), 14-18 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE97053107
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--123806
  • Report No.: CONF-960730--8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 495677
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682198

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Allenby, B.R. Using life-cycle analysis to estimate economic performance, article, March 28, 1996; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682198/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.