Journal article

Hybrid life cycle inventory methods – A review

RH Crawford, P Bontinck, A Stephan, T Wiedmann, M Yu

Journal of Cleaner Production | Elsevier BV | Published : 2018


Abstract A variety of methods can be used to compile a life cycle inventory (LCI) as part of a life cycle assessment (LCA) study. Hybrid LCI methods attempt to address the limitations inherent in more traditional process and input-output (IO) LCI methods. This paper provides an overview of the different hybrid LCI methods currently in use in an attempt to provide greater clarity around how each method is applied and their specific strengths and weaknesses. A search of publications quoting the use of hybrid LCI was undertaken for the period from 2010 to 2015, identifying 97 peer-reviewed publications referencing the use of a hybrid LCI. In over one third of the literature analysed, authors on..

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