Environmental Input-Output Life Cycle Analysis: A Summary of Results Including a Comparison with the SETAC Approach 982200
We compare two methods for life cycle analysis: the conventional SETAC-EPA approach and Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Analysis (EIO-LCA). The methods are compared for steel versus plastic fuel tank systems and for the entire life cycle of an automobile, from materials extraction to end of life. The EIO-LCA method gives comparable results for the data common to the two methods. EIO-LCA gives more detailed data, specifies the economy wide implications, and is much quicker and less expensive to implement.
Citation: Lave, L., Joshi, S., MacLean, H., Horvath, A. et al., "Environmental Input-Output Life Cycle Analysis: A Summary of Results Including a Comparison with the SETAC Approach," SAE Technical Paper 982200, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/982200. Download Citation
L. B. Lave, S. Joshi, H. L. MacLean, A. Horvath, C. T. Hendrickson, F. C. McMichael, E. Cobas-Flores
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Total Life Cycle Conference & Exposition
Proceedings of the 1998 Total Life Cycle Conference-P-339, SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Passenger Cars-V107-6