Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Elorri Igos, Ruth Moeller, Enrico Benetto, Arno Biwer, Mélanie Guiton, Philippe Dieumegard

Last modified: 2014-09-11


Life Cycle Assessments of three detergents products from Chemolux-
McBride group are analysed in order to evaluate the environmental
improvements provided by the novel formulations. Detailed discussion of
the characterization factors (CFs) developed within the USEtox model for
freshwater ecotoxicity and human toxicity is provided. In particular, the
publically available data collected under REACH were used for the
development of the CFs. The results demonstrate the benefit of removing
phosphate ingredients. Several limitations in the CF development process
were found: for example the endpoints required by the REACH regulation
are different from the ones required by USEtox. Nevertheless, the two
approaches can be used to obtain harmonized and complementary results.


toxicity; LCA; REACH; detergent; dishwasher; USETox


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