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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Life Cycle Assessment - S240007
Title: Life Cycle Assessment
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: cancelled
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kočí Vladimír prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Interchangeability : N240007
Is interchangeable with: N240007
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The main goal of this subject Industrial Ecology is to explain Life Cycle Assessment method. Broad variety of practical examples of use of LCA is demonstrated. All environmental impact categories used in LCA are explained in detail .
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Aim of the course -

Detailed knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment method

Mechanisms of environmental impacts of industrial activities

Environmental declaration of products

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Literature -

R: Baumann, H. and A.M. Tillman, The Hitch Hiker´s Guide to LCA2004, Lund: Studentlitteratur.

J. Guinée (Ed.): Handbook onLife Cycle Assessment

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Learning resources -

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment:

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Syllabus -

1. Industrial ecology, producst ecology. Relationship between human activities and environment. Life cycle thinking. Problem of environmental impact assessment of processes and human activities.

2.Environmental impact categories - local, regional, global. Overview of impact categories: Resource consumption. Waste production. Origin and causation. Assessment and Evaluation methods. Future trends.

3.Overview of impact categories: Eutrophication. Acidification. Origin and causation. Assessment and Evaluation methods. Future trends.

4.Overview of impact categories: Global warming. Stratospheric ozone depletion. Photochemical ozone formation. Origin and causation. Assessment and Evaluation methods. Future trends.

5.Overview of impact categories: Ecotoxicology. Origin and causation. Assessment and Evaluation methods. Future trends.

6.Overview of impact categories: Human health. Human toxicity. Origin and causation. Assessment and Evaluation methods. Future trends.

7.Life Cycle Assessment concept. Goal and scope definition. Standards. Functional unit. Reference flow. System boundary.

8.Inventory analysis. Process. Unit process. Reference flow.

9.Elementary flow. Energy. Allocation. Data quality.

10.Impact assessment. Classification. Characterization. Normalization. Valuation

11.Calculation of impact potentials. Impact category indicator. Equivalency factors.

12.LC Interpretation. Improvement assessment. Presentation. Critical review. Sensitivity analysis. PC software.

13.Other system tools of environmental protection: cleaning production, IPPC, environmental management EMS, Ecodesign. Ecoaudit. Ecolabeling. ERA. The role of ERA in environmental management. Relationship between EIA, ERA and LCA.

14.Examples of negative impacts of fable waste management. Case studies. Ethical and social aspects of environmental protection. Ecological education. Environmental ethics.

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Entry requirements -


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Registration requirements


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Course completion requirements - Czech

Prezentace na dané téma během semestru.

Písemná a ústní část zkoušky.

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