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Basics for Life Cycle Assessment - 4GMC13A1

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 6.0
    • Tutorials : 6.0
    • Laboratory works : -
    • Projects : -
    • Internship : -
    • Written tests : 1.0
    ECTS : 1.5

Goals

  • Understand the links between product/process and environmental impacts
  • Understand the concept of product (process, service) life cycle
  • Environmental analysis of a product or a system: identification of the impacts of the different components and manufacturing processes, identification of the impacts of each phase of the life cycle
  • Be able to carry out a life cycle analysis on a simple product / process

Content

  • Environmental impacts
    • Definitions (environment, environmental impact)
    • Presentation of some environmental impacts
    • Issues for engineering and the company
  • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Awareness of life cycle thinking
    • Notion of impact transfer
    • Notion of functional unit
    • Methodology
  • Environmental communication
    • Greenwashing
    • Standards
    • Interest and implementation
  • TP LCA
    • Definition of the functional unit - Definition of the study boundaries
    • Life Cycle Inventory - Modelling
    • Calculations and interpretation of results

Tests

Note = 0,3 x Examen écrit + 0,7 x Contrôle Continue

Calendar

The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master SCM - Semester 7
  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master PD - Semester 7
see the course schedule for 2021-2022

Additional Information

Course ID : 4GMC13A1
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.

Bibliography

Analyse du cycle de vie : Comprendre et réaliser un écobilan Pierre Crettaz, Myriam Saadé , Olivier Jolliet.
Life Cycle Assessment: Principles, Practice and Prospects by Ralph Horne, Tim Grant, and Karli Verghese (Paperback - June 2009)
Integrated Life-Cycle and Risk Assessment for Industrial Processes by Marta Schuhmacher (Kindle Edition - Apr. 17, 2007) - Kindle Book
Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach by Chris T. Hendrickson, Dr. Lester B. Lave PhD, and H. Scott Matthews (Hardcover - Apr. 19, 2006)

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Date of update June 14, 2021

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