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Operational models and information tools for industrial applications of eco/toxicological impact assessments

Objective

The general problem addressed by the project is the eco- (in) efficiency of European industry regarding potentially hazardous chemicals. The proposed project will provide better methods and information tools needed for decision-making regarding these chemicals, enhancing the capability of industry to select more environmentally benign compounds.

The basis on which new and extended LCIA methods and an expert web-based information system will be developed are:
a) comparisons between life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods for characterisation of chemicals' potential effects and (environmental) risk assessment (E)RA methods;
b) comparisons between various current LCIA methods.

The project is structured in four stages starting with:
1) a problem definition stage where a wide group of stakeholders together with industry/authority and research partners provide input for;
2) the industry/authority case study based R&D work, which results will be lesled in;
3) the five case studies. The results will then be;
4) presented in the dissemination/implementation stage. The feasibility of including LCA as a tool in chemical regulation will also be studied.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Kapellgangen 5
41296 Goeteborg
Sweden

Participants (10)

ANTONIO PUIG, S.A.
Spain
Address
Potosì, 21
08030 Barcelona
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
2,Einsteinweg 2
2300 RA Leiden
PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR N.V.
Belgium
Address
Temselaan 100
B-1853 Strombeek-bever
RANDA GROUP SA
Spain
Address
Calle Cardenal Vives I Tutó 41
08034 Barcelona
STORA ENSO AB
Sweden
Address

79180 Falun
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Gr Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101 A
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Hessbruehlstrasse, 49 A
70565 Stuttgart
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATION)
Sweden
Address
9,Dept.6000, Pvh31
405 08 Goeteborg