An Approach to Determine Missing Life Cycle Inventory Data for Chemicals (RREM)

dc.contributor.authorHuber, Elena
dc.contributor.authorBach, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorHolzapfel, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBlizniukova, Daria
dc.contributor.authorFinkbeiner, Matthias
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-14T09:38:25Z
dc.date.available2022-04-14T09:38:25Z
dc.date.issued2022-03-08
dc.date.updated2022-04-08T09:28:03Z
dc.description.abstractChemicals impact the environment. However, life cycle assessments (LCA) of products containing chemicals are often not possible due to a lack of available datasets. Existing methodologies to address this problem have several shortcomings. Therefore, a new approach to model chemicals is introduced to fill dataset gaps in inventory databases. Further data for 60 chemicals are provided. The approach consists of four steps: (i) general research on the chemical and the synthesis processes, (ii) setting up the reaction equations, (iii) researching the required thermal energy, and (iv) modeling of the dataset (RREM). Depending on the obtained data, calculations are carried out or assumptions are applied. The environmental impact of the chemicals is modeled in the LCA software linking to existing datasets. A case study of the chemical octocrylene illustrates the application of RREM. An overview is given of the environmental profile of 60 chemicals modeled based on RREM. The validity of the assumptions and their influences on the results are examined by a sensitivity analysis. By modeling chemicals with the RREM approach, previously unknown environmental impacts of chemicals and products containing them can be determined.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG, 414044773, Open Access Publizieren 2021 - 2022 / Technische Universität Berlinen
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/16733
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-15511
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeitende
dc.subject.otherlife cycle assessmenten
dc.subject.otherlife cycle inventoryen
dc.subject.otherdata gapsen
dc.subject.otherchemicalsen
dc.subject.otherstoichiometryen
dc.subject.otherRREMen
dc.titleAn Approach to Determine Missing Life Cycle Inventory Data for Chemicals (RREM)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber3161en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/su14063161en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue6en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSustainabilityen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume14en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 3 Prozesswissenschaften::Inst. Technischen Umweltschutz::FG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineeringde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 3 Prozesswissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineeringde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Technischen Umweltschutzde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen

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