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Best practices on the interpretation of Toxicology Impact Categories in Life Cycle Assessment

Teacher Hans De Keulenaer, Laia Perez Simbor

Description

Date: April 28, 2015
Time: 15h00-16h00 Central European Time (check your local time)

The use of toxicology impact categories in life cycle assessment presents major challenges. Currently the use of toxicology impact categories is advised in some international fora. However, the potential benefits of including those categories in life cycle assessment are often missed due to an inaccurate interpretation of the results.

This webinar will address the main challenges of using toxicology indicators in life cycle assessment. Critical points such as lack of data in Life Cycle Inventories and model characterisation, the factual errors in in the results, and the potentialities of the toxicology models will be explained.

With a focus on copper products and production, the webinar will include a list of practical and understandable questions the use of toxicity in life cycle assessment can answer, and will flag the most common mistakes when interpreting toxicology results life cycle assessment. 

Certification

Completion of this course leads to a badge of accomplishment issued by the Copper Academy. Course participants need to complete following activities: 

view the course lecture,

review the presentation slides,

complete the feedback survey

Duration (hours)

1