The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
Find out how you can improve the adoption of sustainable supply chains to ensure best practice materials are being used in this masterclass developed...
GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
LCA: Is it covering the main environmental and human health issues?
March 6, 2017
When analysts do LCAs for some products or processes there can be that nagging feeling that the main environmental or human health issues are not properly covered by a standard LCA. The risk of toxic impacts or microbial effects is an example of this problem.
Robin Harder of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden collaborated with several other academics, including a group of current and former UNSW researchers (Nicholas Ashbolt, Stuart Khan and Greg Peters) to examine this problem, particularly as it applies to the recycling of wastewater and biosolids (sewage sludge).
The first of these papers is a detailed look at how to model metallic and organic contaminants in LCA.
Click here to read the full paper, published online by the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.
The second examines the broader issue of how to combine the use of LCA and quantitative risk assessment to inform decision makers, to ensure that both local and global environmental issues are considered.
Click here to read the full paper published online by the journal Microbial Risk Analysis.