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LCA software review: Comparison of currently available European LCA software

Rice, G, Clift, R and Burns, R (1997) LCA software review: Comparison of currently available European LCA software International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 2 (1). pp. 53-59.

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Twelve of the main European LCA software packages currently available are examined with the aim of establishing which are the most appropriate for LCAs on industrial processes. The packages performances are assessed in terms of Volume of Data Windows™ environment Network Capabilities Impact Assessment Graphical representation of the inventory results Sensitivity analysis Units Cost User Support Flow Diagrams Burdens allocation Transparency of data Input & output parameters Demo version Quality of data The review concludes with a Specification Table which summarises the facilities available on each software package. The general conclusion from this study is that for industrially based LCAs, there are four packages which may offer advantages over the rest. These are The Boustead Model, The Ecobilan Group's TEAM™, PEMS 3.0 and SimaPro 3.1.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Rice, G
Burns, R
Date : 1 December 1997
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:09
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 21:48

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