Life cycle assessment of contaminated sites remediation

  • Stephan Volkwein
  • Hans-Werner Hurtig
  • Walter Klöpffer
LCA concepts and methods

DOI: 10.1007/BF02979178

Cite this article as:
Volkwein, S., Hurtig, HW. & Klöpffer, W. Int J LCA (1999) 4: 263. doi:10.1007/BF02979178

Abstract

For the federal state of Baden-Wiirttemberg, Germany, the decision tool “Umweltbilanz von Altlastensanierungsverfahren” has been developed and found suitable for the quantification and evaluation of environmental impacts caused by remediation of contaminated sites. The developed tool complements the remediation toolbox of Baden-Wiirttemberg. The tool includes a streamlined life cycle assessment (LCA) and a synopsis of the LCA results with the results of a risk assessment of the contaminated site. The risk assessment tool is not explained here. The data base for the life cycle inventory includes several techniques used in remedial actions. The life cycle impact assessment utilises 14 impact categories. The method allows comparisons between remedial options for specific contaminated sites. A software tool has been developed to be available in 1999.

Keywords

Comparisons contaminated sites dirty diesel seenario environmental management environmental policy instruments in-siru bioremediation life cycle assessment life cycle impact assessment life cycle interpretation life cycle inventory analysis remediation risk assessment software tools 

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© ecomed publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Volkwein
    • 1
  • Hans-Werner Hurtig
    • 1
  • Walter Klöpffer
    • 1
  1. 1.C.A.U. GmbllGermany

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