Nanotechnology and Life Cycle Assessment: A Systems Approach

Klopffer, Walter and Curran, Mary Ann and Frankl, Paolo and Heijungs, Reinout and Kohler, Annette and Olsen, Stig Irving. (2007) Nanotechnology and Life Cycle Assessment: A Systems Approach. Technical Report. Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Abstract

[Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)] can be used to evaluate how a product or material—from the start of production through end-of-life—affects ecosystems and human health. LCA is already widely used internationally by scientists, engineers, and product designers in universities and businesses. If applied in the nanotechnology realm, the tool has the potential to guide researchers, policymakers, and companies as they seek to realize the commercial and practical benefits of a nanoproduct, while avoiding potential risks."

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Environment, Health, and Safety
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Report Collection
Depositing User: Danielle Federa
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009 15:29
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 15:29
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/74

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