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EDIP 1997

Description of the EDIP 1997 Method

 

Description

The Environmental Development of Industrial Products (EDIP) is a method that was developed by the Institute for Product Development (IPU) at the Technical University of Denmark.

The midpoint approach EDIP 1997 covers almost the emission-related impacts, working environment impacts and resource use. The normalisation is based on person equivalents, whereas the weighting is based on political reduction targets for environmental impacts supply horizon for resources and working environment impacts. Human toxicity and ecotoxicity are modeled using a so called property approach. This means that the most important fate characteristics are included in a modular framework which requires few substance data for calculating characterisation factors.

 

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Link EDIP 97: http://www.ipl.dtu.dk/English.aspx

 

Literature

 

[1]

Dreyer, L.C., Niemann, A.L. and Hauschild, M.Z.: Comparison of three different LCIA methods: EDIP97, CML2001 and Eco-Indicator 99. Does it matter which one you choose? Int. J. LCA, 8(4), 191-200, 2003

 

[2]

Hauschild, M.Z. and Wenzel, H.: Environmental assessment of products. Vol. 2 - Scientific background, 565 pp. Chapman & Hall, United Kingdom, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Hingham, MA. USA. ISBN 0412 80810 2

 

[3]

Hauschild, M. and Potting, J.: Spatial differentiation in life cycle impact assessment – the EDIP2003 methodology. Guidelines from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Copenhagen, 2004

 

[4]

Potting, J. and Hauschild, M.: Background for spatial differentiation in life cycle impact assessment – the EDIP2003 methodology. Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Copenhagen, 2004

 

[5]

Wenzel, H., Hauschild M.Z. and Alting, L.: Environmental assessment of products. Vol. 1 - Methodology, tools, techniques and case studies, 544 pp. Chapman & Hall, United Kingdom, 1997, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Hingham, MA. USA. ISBN 0 412 80800 5

 

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