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Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Anode Lithium ion Batteries


Abstract Anticipatory LCA seeks to overcome the paucity of data through scenario development and thermodynamic bounding analyses. Critical components of anticipatory LCA include: 1) laboratory-scale inventory data collection for nano-manufacturing processes, and preliminary performance evaluation, 2) thermodynamic modeling of manufacturing processes and developing scenarios of efficiency gains informed by analogous material processing industries, and 3) use-phase bounding to report inventory data in a functional unit descriptive of performance. Together these analyses may call attention to environmentally problematic processes or nanotechnologies before significant investments in R&D and infrastructure contribute to technology lock in. The fo... (more)
Created Date 2012-05
Contributor Wender, Ben (Author)
Series Course Project Report Series
Type Text
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2012-CPR-009
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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