Environmental impact assessment
ECTS Credits : 2
Duration : 21 hours
Semester : S8
Person(s) in charge :
Olivier MIRGAUX, Associate professor, email@example.com
Keywords : Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of processes, products and services
Prerequisites : SP141 Course
Objective : To be capable of conducting and LCA in a conventional manner
Building on the systemic process analysis seen in course SP141, we study here the way the impact of processes, products and services is assessed by the LCA method. This methodology is today internationally acknowledged, by institutional organisations (such as PNUE and Ademe for example) as well as by companies (Total, Veolia, eDF, Arcelormittal...).
This course will study the methodology in detail within the normative framework (ISO14040 series) and will be completed by case studies developed in class.
At the end of the course, students will have all the initial concepts required to understand, criticise and carry out a LCA in a conventional manner. A dedicated software, widely used in companies, will be used in class (GABI4).
Description and operational verbs
The compatibility rules of elementary flows linked to a system, the different environmental impacts
how an elementary flow develops into an environmental impact. What a cause and effect chain is.
The methodology developed in class within the ISO14040 series framework
Results at different complexity levels and draw the necessary conclusions
The different results of a LCA, be capable of taking a step back to draw conclusions and recommendations
Develop one's critical judgement and be capable of giving a scientifically supported point of view on the environmental issues
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