A Practical Guide to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Thinking
- Course ID: ELA354
- Type: eLearning (online) Course
- Language: English
- Skill Level: Advanced
- Duration: 2 hours
- CEUs: 0.20
- PDHs: 2.00
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This online course provides learners with a basic understanding of life cycle assessment (LCA) as a method for quantifying the environmental impacts of a product or process, and how it can be used for chemical engineers and process intensification work.
Environmental concerns, regulatory changes and increasing global competition are changing the landscape for the chemical industry at an unprecedented pace. More companies are responding to environmental concerns from different stakeholders in the chemical products industry - governments, customers, industry groups. This course will give an overview of the main method used to track and improve environmental performance for chemical products.
Robert Handler is a Senior Research Engineer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Handler’s primary research interests are in sustainable energy and materials, using environmental life cycle assessment methods to quantify and compare the environmental benefits of new products and systems.
He has coauthored over 50 publications, primarily focusing on the environmental impacts of different alternative energy and materials systems. He also regularly teaches concepts of sustainability and life cycle thinking to undergraduates and graduate...Read more
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