Life Cycle Assessment in the Chemical Product Chain

Challenges, Methodological Approaches and Applications

  • Simone Maranghi
  • Carlo Brondi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Transversal Modelling Issues in LCA for Chemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Serena Righi, Alessandro Dal Pozzo, Alessandro Tugnoli, Andrea Raggi, Beatrice Salieri, Roland Hischier
      Pages 3-32
    3. Patrizia Frontera, Beatrice Salieri, Serena Righi
      Pages 33-51
    4. Daniele Cespi, Fabrizio Passarini, Esmeralda Neri, Raffaele Cucciniello, Fabrizio Cavani
      Pages 53-73
    5. Emanuela Viganò, Carlo Brondi, Simone Cornago, Antonio Caretta, Letizia Bua, Lino Carnelli et al.
      Pages 75-98
  3. Application of LCA in Chemicals Process Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Martina Pini, Roberto Rosa, Paolo Neri, Anna Maria Ferrari
      Pages 101-123
    3. Simone Maranghi, Maria Laura Parisi, Riccardo Basosi, Adalgisa Sinicropi
      Pages 125-143

About this book


This book outlines the methodologies, approaches and tools for modelling chemicals in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective, and also covers the main advantages and drawbacks of applying LCA to chemical processes. In the first part of this book, authors pay close attention to the limitations of modelling the environmental and social impacts of chemical processes, providing valuable insights to the problems of the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) analysis for chemical processes. In the second part of this book, readers will learn about the LCA application to chemical processes in the laboratory and industrial scale. In each chapter of this book, readers will also find specific case studies on the modelling and application of LCA in the chemical industry.


Chemical Processes Life Cycle Assessment in Chemical Industry Life Cycle Inventory Life Cycle Impact Assessment Industrial Scale-up Application of LCA in Circular Economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Simone Maranghi
    • 1
  • Carlo Brondi
    • 2
  1. 1.Biotechnology, Chemistry and PharmacyUniversity of SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.STIIMA-CNRMilanItaly

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