READER'S CORNER / 2012

Review of methods addressing freshwater use in life cycle inventory and impact assessment

31 October 2012

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN "The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment"

Purpose In recent years, several methods have been developed which propose different freshwater use inventory schemes and impact assessment characterization models considering various cause–effect chain relationships. This work reviewed a multitude of methods and indicators for freshwater use potentially applicable in life cycle assessment (LCA). This review is used as a basis to identify the key elements to build a scientific consensus for operational characterization methods for LCA.

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