Continuing Professional Development Programme - Life Cycle Assessment

Date: 
24 July 2017 - 3:00pm to 26 July 2017 - 3:00pm

This course aims to familiarise participants with the environmental assessment tool known as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), some of its diverse uses, the ISO norms, the science behind some of its key impact categories (beyond carbon and water), its use to support decision-making in product systems, process systems or in policy-making. Further to allow the participants to develop skills and insights in the important steps of goal and scope definition, inventory modelling, data quality assessment, choice of impact assessment categories, interpretation and uncertainty propagation, partly by working with LCA software and databases.

Where: University of Cape Town, Department of Chemical Engineering
When: 24 – 26 July 2017
Continuing Professional Development points: 3 CPD points
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Course Topics Include:

 LCA history and uses
 The ISO norms
 Goal and scope definition
 Inventory modelling, data quality assessment
 The science behind some key impact categories
 Carbon footprints
 Water footprints
 LCA to support decision-making in product systems, process systems or in policy-making
 Interpretation and uncertainty propagation
 LCA software and databases