Bibliography


Allen, D.T., Bakshani, N., and Rosselot, K.S., “Homework and Design Problems for Engineering Curricula”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, 155pp. (1992).  This compendium of homework and design problems contains 4 homework problems on life cycle assessment.  The problems cover paper and plastic grocery sacks, diapers, soft drink containers and a comparison between paper and plastic cups.

Allen, D.T., Consoli, F.J., Davis, G.A., Fava, J.A., and Warren, J.L., “Public Policy Applications of Life Cycle Assessment”, SETAC, Pensacola, FL, 127 pp. (1997). and Consoli, F., Allen, D., Boustead, I., Franklin, W., Jensen, A., de Oude, N., Parrish, R., Perriman, R., Postlethwaite, D., Quay, B., Seguin, J., Vigon, B., editors, “Guidelines for Life Cycle Assessment: A Code of Practice”, SETAC Press, Pensacola, Florida, 1993.  These two publications are among the more recent of the series of publications on LCA generated by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).  These and earlier SETAC publications defined the basic principles and methods of LCA.

M.A. Curran, ed. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, McGraw Hill, New York, 1996. This book provides an overview of LCA and a number of case studies.

Graedel, T. E., Streamlined Life-Cycle Assessment, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1998.  This book provides a systematic introduction to the streamlined life cycle assessment methods used in this module.

Owens, J.W., “Life Cycle Assessment: Constraints on Moving from Inventory to Impact Assessment”, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 1(1) 37-49 (1997). This journal article provides a critique of life cycle impact assessment.

Wright, M., Allen, D., Clift, R., and Sas, H., “Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance: The ICI Environmental Burden System”, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 1 (4), 117-127 (1998). This journal article describes how impact assessment methods, developed for life cycle assessments, can be used in assessing the environmental performance of a large corporation.