julio 23, 2009
Life Cycle Assessment Definitions
partitioning the input or output flows of a unit process to the product system under study
material input that is used by the unit process producing the product, but does not constitute a part of the product
EXAMPLE A catalyst.
attribute or aspect of natural environment, human health or resources, identifying an environmental issue of concern
factor derived from a characterization model which is applied to convert the assigned LCI results to the common unit of the category indicator
NOTE The common unit allows aggregation into category indicator result.
environmental claim regarding the superiority or equivalence of one product versus a competing product which performs the same function
process of verifying whether information from the preceding phases of an LCA or an LCI study is sufficient for reaching conclusions in accordance with the goal and scope definition
process of verifying that the assumptions, methods and data are consistently applied throughout the study and in accordance with the goal and scope definition
NOTE The consistency check should be performed before conclusions are reached.