What is it about?

Life cycle assessment (LCA) consists of measuring the environmental impacts of a product's life cycle from raw material extraction to product disposal. In this work, we have analyzed how LCA has been applied in the chemical industry including which environmental impacts have been measured and which chemicals have been the focus of the majority of the studies.

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Why is it important?

By analyzing how LCA has been applied in the chemical industry we have identified the most recent research on the subject. This can help researchers define their future research focus based on what already exists in the literature and practitioners who want to apply the LCA methodology and need to find similar work to support this application.

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This page is a summary of: Life cycle assessment in chemical industry – a review, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, December 2019, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2019.09.009.
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