Applied evaluation for life cycle impact assessment methodologies in the medical industry

Aaron Arturo Martinez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

In the present thesis, a comparative evaluation using different Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) Methodologies is presented; the study is performed considering the LCIA of ChloraPrep 26 mL Hi-Lite Applicator produced in a local manufacturing company. The focus of the research is to analyze the different aspects such as: characterization, classification and normalization; that each of the LCIA methodologies evaluate and are used for a policy regulations and sustainable development. The evaluation will determine which aspects could be used depending on the Life Cycle Inventory, since limited information is available if not using softwares, such as SimaPro or GaBi, to perform a Life Cycle Analysis. Since most of the methodologies are European based, the study will reflect the difference between the European and two U.S. developed methodologies ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Industrial|Sustainability

Recommended Citation

Martinez, Aaron Arturo, "Applied evaluation for life cycle impact assessment methodologies in the medical industry" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1533241.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1533241

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