Life cycle assessment estimation for eco-management of co-generation systems

Citation
S. Kato et al., Life cycle assessment estimation for eco-management of co-generation systems, J ENERG RES, 123(1), 2001, pp. 15-20
Citations number
2
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environmental Engineering & Energy
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME
ISSN journal
0195-0738 → ACNP
Volume
123
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
15 - 20
Database
ISI
SICI code
0195-0738(200103)123:1<15:LCAEFE>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
A LCA (life cycle assessment) scheme for any industrial activity system is introduced to estimate the quantitative loan on the environment with the ai d of the NETS (numerical environment total standard) method proposed by the authors as a numerical measure. Two kinds of environmental loads respectin g fossil fuel depletion as input resources to the system and global warming due to CO2 emission as output are taken into account in the present eco-cr iterion, in which the total eco-load (EcL) value is calculated from the sum mation of respective environmental load factors on the whole process in a l ife cycle of the system. This NETS method is applied to eco-management co-g eneration systems, in which a computer-aided output navigator proceeds the LCA estimation,with ICON and Q&A communication. An operation scheme most fr iendly to the environment with a minimum EcL value, i.e., an eco-operation scheme, is derived from the optimization theory.