Life-Cycle Assessment Including Fires (Fire-LCA)

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Traditional life-cycle assessments (LCAs) of consumer products such as computers, furniture, etc. do not consider the environmental impact of fires involving such products. In so doing, LCA practitioners ignore any benefit from increased resistance to fire through the use of additives as a potential counter-weight to environmental costs of including said chemical. Conventional LCA models include additives and more complex production processes in consumer products only as a cost, i.e. the environmental benefit of the additive is not taken into account. Recently a Fire-LCA model was developed that also includes fires and their impact on the environment. This chapter describes how to perform a Fire-LCA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Materials Science
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X
ISSN (Electronic)2196-2812

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2007, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Civil Engineering

Free keywords

  • Functional Unit
  • Inventory Analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocar
  • Waste Handling


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