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Life Cycle Assessment

  • Christian N. Madu

Abstract

This chapter discusses the “cradle-to-grave” approach to environmental management of products or processes. It focuses on tracing the environmental burden presented by a product and process and tracks the management of its raw materials, energy and material usage and waste management with a view to developing programs for environmental improvement. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is discussed by looking at its three main stages namely inventory analysis, impact assessment, and improvement assessment

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Analytic Hierarchy Process Life Cycle Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Quality Function Deployment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian N. Madu
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  1. 1.Department of Management & Management Science, Lubin School of BusinessPace UniversityNew YorkUSA

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