Quiz for ENGR 3134 - Env Life Cycle Assess with McGinnis at Virginia Tech (VT)

Quiz Information

Material Type:Quiz 1
Class:ENGR 3134 - Env Life Cycle Assess
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
  • Consumer Products
  • Either...or
  • Quantitative Data
  • Suppression
  • The Environment
  • Environment
  • Fuel Combustion
  • Specific Examples
  • Corporations
  • S Corporations
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ENGR 3134 – Environmental Life Cycle Analysis & Materials Selection Quiz 1 - SOLUTIONS January 31, 2008 1. List the 4 main phases of the life cycle of a product (4 points) 1.  Extraction 2.  Manufacturing 3.  Use 4.  Disposal 2. List the 4 main steps in conducting a life cycle assessment (4 points) 1.  Define Goal, Scope, and Boundaries 2.  Develop Input/Output Inventory 3.  Translate Inventory into Impact Analysis 4.  Interpret Results of Analysis 3. List any three of the environmental impact categories discussed in lectures or the readings and a potential endpoint associated with each one (6 points) Examples of environmental impacts and endpoints are shown in the table below, but not limited to this list. Impact Category Ozone Depletion Global Warming Acidification Eutrophication Possible Endpoints Skin cancer, cataracts, material damage, immune-system suppression, crop damage, other plant and animal effects Malaria, Coastal area damage, agriculture effects, forest damage, pl...

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