Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Dorota Burchart-Korol, Jerzy Korol, Piotr Krawczyk, Krystyna Czaplicka-Kolarz

Last modified: 2014-09-11


In this paper modeling of eco-efficiency based on life cycle approach was
presented. Own methodology of eco-efficiency assessment was shown.
Material Flow Network of eco-efficiency modeling were performed on the
example of power generation via the Shell gasification process. According
to EN ISO 14045:2012 eco-efficiency indicator is measured relating
environmental performance of a product system to its product system value.
In this paper for eco-efficiency analysis was used Life Cycle Assessment
(LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC). Material and energy flows of each unit
process was done with Umberto for Eco-efficiency 5.6 software. System
boundary included for eco-efficiency study comprised the all of life cycle
phases: construction, operation and disposal.


eco-efficiency; life cycle assessment; material flow analysis; cost assessment; coal gasification


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EN ISO 14045: 2012 Environmental management — Eco-efficiency assessment of product systems —
Principles, requirements and guidelines

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Burchart-Korol D., Krawczyk P., Śliwińska A., Czaplicka-Kolarz K., 2013: Eco-efficiency Assessment of the Production System of Coal Gasification Technology (in Polish), Przemysł Chemiczny, No 3

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