Life-Cycle Assessment presents a brief overview of the development of the life-cycle assessment process and develops guidelines and principles for implementation of a product life-cycle inventory analysis. The book describes inventory analysis, impact analysis, and improvement analysis-the three components of a product life-cycle assessment. It discusses the major stages in a life cycle, including raw materials acquisition, materials manufacture, final product fabrication, filling/packaging/distribution, and consumer use and disposal.

chapter Chapter One|3 pages


chapter Chapter Two|9 pages


chapter Chapter Three|27 pages

Procedural Framework for Life-Cycle Inventory

chapter Chapter Four|27 pages

General Issues in Performing a Life-Cycle Inventory

chapter Chapter Five|27 pages

Issues Applicable to Specific Life-Cycle Stages