Complementing life cycle assessment by integrated hybrid modeling and simulation

Bochao Wang, Séverin Brême, Young B. Moon

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Abstract

This paper presents a new complementary life cycle assessment (LCA) approach to address several limitations of the standard LCA methodology thus enhancing the functionalities of environmental impact analysis. The research demonstrates that the hybrid modeling and simulation method can address some of the limitations of the standard LCA, which were results of the assumption that parameters and relationships are constant regardless of local uniqueness. Also, the method is demonstrated to have a potential to address social and economic aspects as well. The hybrid simulation model was developed as a proof-of-concept system, which was validated using a case study of bottled water and alternative drink products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages60-65
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event1st International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development and Environment, SESDE 2013, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2013 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 25 2013Sep 27 2013

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Other1st International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development and Environment, SESDE 2013, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2013
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/25/139/27/13

Keywords

  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Sustainability
  • System Dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Wang, B., Brême, S., & Moon, Y. B. (2013). Complementing life cycle assessment by integrated hybrid modeling and simulation. 60-65. Paper presented at 1st International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development and Environment, SESDE 2013, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2013, Athens, Greece.