Analyse du cycle de vie à l'aide du logiciel SimaPro

Authors: El Faiz, Meryem
Advisor: Ait Kadi, Daoud
Abstract: Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a standardized method for assessing the environmental impacts of a product, which is defined by the ISO 14040: 2006 and ISO 14044: 2006standards. It is a recognized approach for assessing the environmental impact of products across their entire life cycle from raw materials extraction through manufacturing, transportation, usage and disposal based on a set of indicators representative of environmental issues of the product (climate change, natural resources, ozone, toxicity, ecotoxicity). Performing a life cycle assessment requires processing, calculating and analyzing a lot of information. The use of LCA software facilitates these different phases and assures transparency and traceability. This thesis presents a state of the art of the tools and methods available for carrying out an LCA based on the principles of the ISO14040 series. SimaPro, one of the main commercial software available for LCA practitioners, is presented in detail through a case study, in order to explore the different basic functions, databases and the impact calculation methods made available with the software. Keywords: LCA, environmental footprint, databases, SimaPro.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 24 August 2020
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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