Life-cycle analysis

Life-cycle analysis

The assessment of a product’s full environmental costs, from raw material to final disposal, in terms of its extraction costs, transportation, manufacturing, consumption, use, and disposal throughout its lifetime. Life-cycle analysis is used as a tool for evaluating the relative performance of building materials and technologies. The life-cycle cost is the amortized annual cost of a product, including capital costs, installation costs, operating costs, maintenance costs, and disposal costs discounted over the lifetime of a product.
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Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC), an industry leader in life-cycle analysis and sustainable product design and analysis, has released the first comprehensive environmental review of underground piping systems in North America.
It includes an assessment of safety issues, a major capital improvement plan prioritizing these projects ranking from non-critical to critical, creating a conceptual phasing plan to determine how improvements would be made while the building is fully-operational, development of a on-going, long-term facility maintenance and capital budget plan, costs estimates for all planned capital improvements and a life-cycle analysis of the improvement(s).
Among their topics are waste characteristics and generation, composting for organic waste management, the biohydrometalllurgical processing of metallic components of electronic wastes, the treatment and use of ashes from solid waste processing, landfill leachate collection and treatment, a legal and institutional framework for sustainable solid waste management, and life-cycle analysis for decision-making in solid waste management.
The renewable jet fuel portion produced from select plant oils is targeted to achieve a 50% or higher reduction in greenhouse gases emissions per gallon based on a life-cycle analysis.
Robinson argued for the use of SMM's life-cycle analysis approach to inform which materials should be targeted for recycling.
He also discusses cost-benefit analysis and measuring ecological benefits, risk analysis, mass balances and metabolic analysis, life-cycle analysis, carbon accounting and footprinting, and corporate culture.
The study, authored by Andres Clarens, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Virginia, is a life-cycle analysis of an algae cultivation and fuel production process used at pre-commercial scales, the non-profit organization said.
8221; He further stated, “The two volumes present strong and comprehensive methodologies for enhancing bridge and other civil infrastructure with emphasis on risk monitoring, life-cycle analysis, and decision-making.
The journal available online, provides a forum for authors to share original theoretical and applied research in the areas of micro- and nano-manufacturing related to process innovation, accuracy and precision, throughput enhancement, material utilization, compact equipment development, environmental and life-cycle analysis, and predictive modeling of manufacturing processes with feature sizes smaller than 100 micrometers.
They also must be familiar with life-cycle analysis of their products and understand the end-of-life scenario once the products' useful life has ceased.
Based on life-cycle analysis, the seven-hour flight saved approximately 5.
Hileman and his team performed a life-cycle analysis of 14 fuel sources, including conventional petroleum-based jet fuel and "drop-in" biofuels: alternatives that can directly replace conventional fuels with little or no change to existing infrastructure or vehicles.