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Survey of Approaches to Improve Reliability in LCA
KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5535-6368
2002 (English)In: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, ISSN 0948-3349, E-ISSN 1614-7502, Vol. 7, no 2, 64-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Limitations of data quality and difficulties to assess uncertainty are long since acknowledged problems in LCA. During recent years a range of tools for improvement of reliability in LCA have been presented, but despite this there is still a lack of consensus about how these issues should be handled. To give basic understanding of data quality and uncertainty in LCA, key concepts of data quality and uncertainty in the context of LCA are explained. A comprehensive st~rvey of methods and approaches for data quality management, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty analysis published in the LCA literature is presented. It should serve as a guide to further reading for LCA practitioners interested in improving data quality management and uncertainty assessment in LCA projects. The suitability of different tools for addressing different types of uncertainty and future needs in this field is discussed.

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2002. Vol. 7, no 2, 64-72 p.
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Data quality, uncertainty; improving data quality; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); sensitivity analysis; source of uncertainty
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Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12394DOI: 10.1065/Ica2001.12.071ISI: 000174663300003OAI: diva2:310708
QC 20100415Available from: 2010-04-15 Created: 2010-04-15 Last updated: 2011-02-07Bibliographically approved

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