Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a comprehensive ecological assessment that identifies the energy, materialand waste flows of products, processes and servicesand their impact on the environment. This cradle to grave evaluation begins with the design of the product and progresses through the extraction and use of its raw materials, manufacturing or processing with associated waste stream, storage, distribution, use and its disposal or recycling. The objective is to identify changes, at every stage of the life cycle that can lead to environmental benefits and overall cost savings.
Life Cycle Assessment Unit (LCAU) in Water and Environment Centre (WEC) at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) has 10 years of experience. It has an accredited, licensed and valid software to assess the environmental burden generated from the consumption of natural resources and to evaluate and compare the pollution emitted from the processes among the life cycle of a product or service.
LCAU has conducted many LCA studies such as: LCA studies for using coal, pet-coke and alternative fuels instead of heavy fuel oil in cement industries and LCA study for using of bio-solids instead of chemical fertilizers in agriculture sector and soil reclamation.
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