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Estimating the Environmental Impact of Products: Life Cycle Assessment

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Every human activity determines an uptake and acquisition of natural resources as well as release of different emissions, that is, chemical or physical agents such as various substances, noise etc. Both acquisitions and emissions are forms of environmental impact. Emissions entail the release of substances into nature, while consumption of primary resources determines extraction of substances from nature. Thus, every form of impact is based on an exchange of substances between the environment and the production–consumption system.

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  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Volatile Organic Compound
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • Life Cycle Inventory

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(2008). Estimating the Environmental Impact of Products: Life Cycle Assessment. In: Design for Environmental Sustainability. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-163-3_12

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