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Livscykelanalys av skötbord – samt metodutveckling för bedömning av biologisk mångfald i livscykelanalys

Lyngå, Carl-Fredrik LU (2015) FMI820 20142
Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
Environmental Engineering
Abstract
This master’s dissertation comprises a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a changing table, which
mainly constitutes of FSC certified wood. Results per functional unit showed global warming
potential of 12,5 kg CO2 eq, creation of ground level ozone 2,17 g C2H4 eq, emitting of acidifying
substances 39,4 g SO2 eq and energy consumption 93,5 MJ during the estimated product life length
of 12,5 years. The activity transports has the largest contributions in all impact categories.
Biodiversity impacts were not assessed in the LCA, mainly due to lack of commonly accepted
methods. In the light of this, a literature study of biodiversity in LCA is performed and a method
for quantification of biodiversity in LCA is proposed.
By quantifying... (More)
This master’s dissertation comprises a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a changing table, which
mainly constitutes of FSC certified wood. Results per functional unit showed global warming
potential of 12,5 kg CO2 eq, creation of ground level ozone 2,17 g C2H4 eq, emitting of acidifying
substances 39,4 g SO2 eq and energy consumption 93,5 MJ during the estimated product life length
of 12,5 years. The activity transports has the largest contributions in all impact categories.
Biodiversity impacts were not assessed in the LCA, mainly due to lack of commonly accepted
methods. In the light of this, a literature study of biodiversity in LCA is performed and a method
for quantification of biodiversity in LCA is proposed.
By quantifying quality changes of ecosystem services for land use over time through inventory
data of vascular plants impacts on biodiversity in LCA might be assessed. Quality changes for land
use, though, need to be compared with reference data in order to be able to assess the impacts on
biodiversity in an applicable approach. A different approach to assess impact on biodiversity in
LCA is suggested in this essay. This approach is based on quantifying impacts by calculating
biodiversity promoting actions into equivalents for biodiversity.
For quantifying impacts on biodiversity in LCA, however, comprehensive local and regional
inventories plus a unified choice of method is necessary. Since LCA and FSC both are tools for
monitoring environmental impact it is perhaps preferable to regard them as complementary at
present. (Less)
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This master’s dissertation comprises a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a changing table, which
mainly constitutes of FSC certified wood. Results per functional unit showed global warming
potential of 12,5 kg CO2 eq, creation of ground level ozone 2,17 g C2H4 eq, emitting of acidifying
substances 39,4 g SO2 eq and energy consumption 93,5 MJ during the estimated product life length
of 12,5 years. The activity transports has the largest contributions in all impact categories.
Biodiversity impacts were not assessed in the LCA, mainly due to lack of commonly accepted
methods. In the light of this, a literature study of biodiversity in LCA is performed and a method
for quantification of biodiversity in LCA is proposed.
By quantifying... (More)
This master’s dissertation comprises a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a changing table, which
mainly constitutes of FSC certified wood. Results per functional unit showed global warming
potential of 12,5 kg CO2 eq, creation of ground level ozone 2,17 g C2H4 eq, emitting of acidifying
substances 39,4 g SO2 eq and energy consumption 93,5 MJ during the estimated product life length
of 12,5 years. The activity transports has the largest contributions in all impact categories.
Biodiversity impacts were not assessed in the LCA, mainly due to lack of commonly accepted
methods. In the light of this, a literature study of biodiversity in LCA is performed and a method
for quantification of biodiversity in LCA is proposed.
By quantifying quality changes of ecosystem services for land use over time through inventory
data of vascular plants impacts on biodiversity in LCA might be assessed. Quality changes for land
use, though, need to be compared with reference data in order to be able to assess the impacts on
biodiversity in an applicable approach. A different approach to assess impact on biodiversity in
LCA is suggested in this essay. This approach is based on quantifying impacts by calculating
biodiversity promoting actions into equivalents for biodiversity.
For quantifying impacts on biodiversity in LCA, however, comprehensive local and regional
inventories plus a unified choice of method is necessary. Since LCA and FSC both are tools for
monitoring environmental impact it is perhaps preferable to regard them as complementary at
present. (Less)
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author
Lyngå, Carl-Fredrik LU
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alternative title
Life cycle assessment of a changing table – plus method enhancement for evaluation of impacts on biodiversity in life cycle assessment
course
FMI820 20142
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Life cycle assessment, changing table, environmental effects, biodiversity
report number
ISRN LUTFD2/TFEM--15/5097--SE+(1-96)
ISSN
1102-3651
language
Swedish
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5424071
date added to LUP
2015-05-21 08:08:08
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2015-05-21 08:08:08
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  abstract     = {This master’s dissertation comprises a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a changing table, which
mainly constitutes of FSC certified wood. Results per functional unit showed global warming
potential of 12,5 kg CO2 eq, creation of ground level ozone 2,17 g C2H4 eq, emitting of acidifying
substances 39,4 g SO2 eq and energy consumption 93,5 MJ during the estimated product life length
of 12,5 years. The activity transports has the largest contributions in all impact categories.
Biodiversity impacts were not assessed in the LCA, mainly due to lack of commonly accepted
methods. In the light of this, a literature study of biodiversity in LCA is performed and a method
for quantification of biodiversity in LCA is proposed.
By quantifying quality changes of ecosystem services for land use over time through inventory
data of vascular plants impacts on biodiversity in LCA might be assessed. Quality changes for land
use, though, need to be compared with reference data in order to be able to assess the impacts on
biodiversity in an applicable approach. A different approach to assess impact on biodiversity in
LCA is suggested in this essay. This approach is based on quantifying impacts by calculating
biodiversity promoting actions into equivalents for biodiversity.
For quantifying impacts on biodiversity in LCA, however, comprehensive local and regional
inventories plus a unified choice of method is necessary. Since LCA and FSC both are tools for
monitoring environmental impact it is perhaps preferable to regard them as complementary at
present.},
  author       = {Lyngå, Carl-Fredrik},
  issn         = {1102-3651},
  keyword      = {Life cycle assessment,changing table,environmental effects,biodiversity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Livscykelanalys av skötbord – samt metodutveckling för bedömning av biologisk mångfald i livscykelanalys},
  year         = {2015},
}