Publications ALCA

Rüdisüli, M.; Bach, C.; Bauer, C.; Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Elber, U.; Georges, G.; Limpach, R.; Pareschi, G.; Kannan, R.; Teske, S. L. Prospective life-cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions of electricity-based mobility options. Appl. Energy 2022, 306, 118065 (20 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.118065
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Abdelbaky, M.; Schwich, L.; Crenna, E.; Peeters, J. R.; Hischier, R.; Friedrich, B.; Dewulf, W. Comparing the environmental performance of industrial recycling routes for lithium nickel-cobalt-manganese oxide 111 vehicle batteries. In The 28th CIRP conference on life cycle engineering, March 10 - 12, 2021, Jaipur, India, presented at the 28th CIRP conference on life cycle engineering, Jaipur, India, March 10-12, 2021; Sangwan, K. S., Herrmann, C., Eds.; Procedia CIRP; Elsevier: sine loco, 2021; Vol. 98, pp 97-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2021.01.012
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Adrianto, L. R.; van der Hulst, M. K.; Tokaya, J. P.; Arvidsson, R.; Blanco, C. F.; Caldeira, C.; Guillén-Gonsálbez, G.; Sala, S.; Steubing, B.; Buyle, M.; et al. How can LCA include prospective elements to assess emerging technologies and system transitions? The 76th LCA Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment, 19 November 2020. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2021, 26 (8), 1541-1544. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-021-01934-w
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Beloin‑Saint‑Pierre, D.; Hischier, R. Towards a more environmentally sustainable production of graphene-based materials. Building on current knowledge to offer recommendations. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2021, 26, 327-343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-020-01864-z
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Braun, G.; Som, C.; Schmutz, M.; Hischier, R. Environmental consequences of closing the textile loop - life cycle assessment of a circular polyester jacket. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11 (7), 2964 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/app11072964
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Crenna, E.; Gauch, M.; Widmer, R.; Wäger, P.; Hischier, R. Towards more flexibility and transparency in life cycle inventories for Lithium-ion batteries. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 2021, 170, 105619 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105619
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Desing, H. Die Grenzen erneuerbarer Energien. Volkswirtschaft, 2021, pp 41-43.
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Desing, H. Product and service design for a sustainable circular economy. Doctoral dissertation, ETH Zurich, Zurich, 2021, 266 p. https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000472519
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Desing, H.; Widmer, R. Reducing climate risks with fast and complete energy transitions: applying the precautionary principle to the Paris agreement. Environ. Res. Lett. 2021, 16 (12), 121002 (5 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac36f9
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Desing, H.; Braun, G.; Hischier, R. Resource pressure - a circular design method. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 2021, 164, 105179 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105179
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Desing, H.; Braun, G.; Hischier, R. The resource reduction index - evaluating product design's contribution to a sustainable circular economy. In Proceedings of the 20th EUROPEAN roundtable on sustainable consumption and production, presented at the ERSCP 2021, Graz, Austria, September 8-10, 2021; Schnitzer, H., Braunegg, S., Eds.; Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz: Graz, 2021; pp 113-125. https://doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-842-4-02
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Hischier, R.; Böni, H. W. Combining environmental and economic factors to evaluate the reuse of electrical and electronic equipment – a Swiss case study. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 2021, 166, 105307 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105307
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Hischier, R. Life cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials. In Health and environmental safety of nanomaterials. Polymer nanocomposites and other materials containing nanoparticles; Njuguna, J., Pielichowski, K., Zhu, H., Eds.; Woodhead publishing series in composites science and engineering; Elsevier: Duxford, UK, 2021; pp 443-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820505-1.00001-8
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Hummen, T.; Desing, H. When to replace products with which (circular) strategy? An optimization approach and lifespan indicator. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 2021, 174, 105704 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105704
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Ivanović, T.; Hischier, R.; Som, C. Bio-based polyester fiber substitutes: from GWP to a more comprehensive environmental analysis. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11 (7), 2993 (19 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/app11072993
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Salieri, B.; Stoudmann, N.; Hischier, R.; Som, C.; Nowack, B. How relevant are direct emissions of microplastics into freshwater from an LCA perspective? Sustainability 2021, 13 (17), 9922 (16 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179922
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Salieri, B.; Barruetabeña, L.; Rodríguez-Llopis, I.; Raun Jacobsen, N.; Manier, N.; Trouiller, B.; Chapon, V.; Hadrup, N.; Sánchez Jiménez, A.; Micheletti, C.; et al. Integrative approach in a safe by design context combining risk, life cycle and socio-economic assessment for safer and sustainable nanomaterials. NanoImpact 2021, 23, 100335 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2021.100335
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Schmutz, M.; Hischier, R.; Som, C. Factors allowing users to influence the environmental performance of their t-shirt. Sustainability 2021, 13 (5), 2498 (16 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052498
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Stucki, M.; Jattke, M.; Berr, M.; Desing, H.; Green, A.; Hellweg, S.; Laurenti, R.; Meglin, R.; Muir, K.; Pedolin, D.; et al. How life cycle-based science and practice support the transition towards a sustainable economy. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2021, 26, 1062-1069. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-021-01894-1
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Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Albers, A.; Hélias, A.; Tiruta-Barna, L.; Fantke, P.; Levasseur, A.; Benetto, E.; Benoist, A.; Collet, P. Addressing temporal considerations in life cycle assessment. Sci. Total Environ. 2020, 743, 140700 (19 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140700
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Crenna, E.; Marques, A.; La Notte, A.; Sala, S. Biodiversity assessment of value chains: state of the art and emerging challenges. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54 (16), 9715-9728. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b05153
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Crenna, E.; Jolliet, O.; Collina, E.; Sala, S.; Fantke, P. Characterizing honey bee exposure and effects from pesticides for chemical prioritization and life cycle assessment. Environ. Int. 2020, 138, 105642 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105642
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Desing, H.; Brunner, D.; Takacs, F.; Nahrath, S.; Frankenberger, K.; Hischier, R. A circular economy within the planetary boundaries: towards a resource-based, systemic approach. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 2020, 155, 104673 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104673
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Desing, H.; Braun, G.; Hischier, R. Ecological resource availability: a method to estimate resource budgets for a sustainable economy. Glob. Sustain. 2020, 3, e31 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2020.26
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Desing, H.; Braun, G.; Hischier, R. Ecological resource potential. MethodsX 2020, 7, 101151 (7 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2020.101151
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Frontera, P.; Salieri, B.; Righi, S. Comparison of the LCIA methods used for the evaluation of chemicals. In Life cycle assessment in the chemical product chain. Challenges, methodological approaches and applications; Maranghi, S., Brondi, C., Eds.; Springer: Cham, 2020; pp 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34424-5_2
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Geitner, N. K.; Ogilvie Hendren, C.; Cornelis, G.; Kaegi, R.; Lead, J. R.; Lowry, G. V.; Lynch, I.; Nowack, B.; Petersen, E.; Bernhardt, E.; et al. Harmonizing across environmental nanomaterial testing media for increased comparability of nanomaterial datasets. Environ. Sci. Nano 2020, 7 (1), 13-36. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9en00448c
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Habert, G.; Röck, M.; Steininger, K.; Lupísek, A.; Birgisdottir, H.; Desing, H.; Chandrakumar, C.; Pittau, F.; Passer, A.; Rovers, R.; et al. Carbon budgets for buildings: harmonising temporal, spatial and sectoral dimensions. Build. Cities 2020, 1 (1), 429-452. https://doi.org/10.5334/bc.47
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Hischier, R.; Reale, F.; Castellani, V.; Sala, S. Environmental impacts of household appliances in Europe and scenarios for their impact reduction. J. Clean. Prod. 2020, 267, 121952 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121952
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Itten, R.; Hischier, R.; Andrae, A. S. G.; Bieser, J. C. T.; Cabernard, L.; Falke, A.; Ferreboeuf, H.; Hilty, L. M.; Keller, R. L.; Lees-Perasso, E.; et al. Digital transformation - life cycle assessment of digital services, multifunctional devices and cloud computing. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2020, 25, 2093-2098. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-020-01801-0
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Kakkos, E.; Heisel, F.; Hebel, D. E.; Hischier, R. Towards urban mining - estimating the potential environmental benefits by applying an alternative construction practice. A case study from Switzerland. Sustainability 2020, 12 (12), 5041 (16 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125041
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Righi, S.; Dal Pozzo, A.; Tugnoli, A.; Raggi, A.; Salieri, B.; Hischier, R. The availability of suitable datasets for the LCA analysis of chemical substances. In Life cycle assessment in the chemical product chain. Challenges, methodological approaches and applications; Maranghi, S., Brondi, C., Eds.; Springer: Cham, 2020; pp 3-32. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34424-5_1
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Romeo, D.; Salieri, B.; Hischier, R.; Nowack, B.; Wick, P. An integrated pathway based on in vitro data for the human hazard assessment of nanomaterials. Environ. Int. 2020, 137, 105505 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105505
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Salieri, B.; Kaiser, J. P.; Rösslein, M.; Nowack, B.; Hischier, R.; Wick, P. Relative potency factor approach enables the use of in vitro information for estimation of human effect factors for nanoparticle toxicity in life-cycle impact assessment. Nanotoxicology 2020, 14 (2), 275-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/17435390.2019.1710872
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Schmutz, M.; Hischier, R.; Batt, T.; Wick, P.; Nowack, B.; Wäger, P.; Som, C. Cotton and surgical masks - What ecological factors are relevant for their sustainability? Sustainability 2020, 12 (24), 10245 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410245
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Sánchez Jiménez, A.; Puelles, R.; Pérez-Fernández, M.; Gómez-Fernández, P.; Barruetabeña, L.; Jacobsen, N. R.; Suarez-Merino, B.; Micheletti, C.; Manier, N.; Trouiller, B.; et al. Safe(r) by design implementation in the nanotechnology industry. NanoImpact 2020, 20, 100267 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2020.100267
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Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Padey, P.; Périsset, B.; Medici, V. Considering the dynamics of electricity demand and production for the environmental benchmark of Swiss residential buildings that exclusively use electricity. In SBE19 Graz. Sustainable built environment D-A-CH conference 2019. Transition towards a net zero carbon built environment, presented at the Sustainable built environment D-A-CH conference 2019 (SBE19 Graz), Graz, Austria, September 11–14, 2019; Passer, A., Lützkendorf, T., Habert, G., Kromp-Kolb, H., Monsberger, M., Eds.; IOP conference series: earth and environmental science; IOP Publishing: sine loco, 2019; Vol. 323, p 012096 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/323/1/012096
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Clarke, C.; Williams, I. D.; Turner, D. A. Evaluating the carbon footprint of WEEE management in the UK. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 2019, 141, 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.10.003
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Desing, H.; Widmer, R.; Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Hischier, R.; Wäger, P. Powering a sustainable and circular economy - an engineering approach to estimating renewable energy potentials within earth system boundaries. Energies 2019, 12 (24), 4723 (18 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244723
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Kakkos, E.; Heisel, F.; Hebel, D. E.; Hischier, R. Environmental assessment of the Urban Mining and Recycling (UMAR) unit by applying the LCA framework. Presented at the SBE19 Brussels - BAMB-CIRCPATH "Buildings as material banks - a pathway for a circular future", Brussels, Belgium, February 5-7, 2019; IOP conference series: earth and environmental science; IOP; Vol. 225, p 012043 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/225/1/012043
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Salieri, B.; Hischier, R.; Quik, J. T. K.; Jolliet, O. Fate modelling of nanoparticle releases in LCA: an integrative approach towards “USEtox4Nano”. J. Clean. Prod. 2019, 206, 701-712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.187
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Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Turner, D. A.; Salieri, B.; Haarman, A.; Hischier, R. How suitable is LCA for nanotechnology assessment? Overview of current methodological pitfalls and potential solutions: 65th LCA Discussion Forum, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, May 24, 2017. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2018, 23 (1), 191-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-017-1399-3
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Böni, H.; Hischier, R. Weiter- und Wiederverwendung von elektrischen und elektronischen Geräten. Ökologische und ökonomische Analyse. Schlussbericht; sine nomine, 2018; 47 p.
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Fadeel, B.; Bussy, C.; Merino, S.; Vázquez, E.; Flahaut, E.; Mouchet, F.; Evariste, L.; Gauthier, L.; Koivisto, A. J.; Vogel, U.; et al. Safety assessment of graphene-based materials: focus on human health and the environment. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (11), 10582-10620. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b04758
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Haarman, A.; Hischier, R.; Widmer, R. Recovery of scarce technology metals from end-of-life vehicles – a comparative LCA. Final report for work package C4 of the EVA project (Elektronik – Verwertung – Altautos); Empa: St. Gallen, 2018; 41 p.
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Hischier, R. Car vs. packaging – a first, simple (environmental) sustainability assessment of our changing shopping behaviour. Sustainability 2018, 10 (9), 3061 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093061
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Hischier, R.; Kwon, N. H.; Brog, J. P.; Fromm, K. M. Early-stage sustainability evaluation of nanoscale cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. ChemSusChem 2018, 11 (13), 2068-2076. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201800109
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Piccinno, F.; Hischier, R.; Seeger, S.; Som, C. Eco-efficient process improvement at the early development stage: identifying environmental and economic process hotspots for synergetic improvement potential. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2018, 52 (10), 5959-5967. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b01197
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Piccinno, F.; Hischier, R.; Seeger, S.; Som, C. Predicting the environmental impact of a future nanocellulose production at industrial scale: application of the life cycle assessment scale-up framework. J. Clean. Prod. 2018, 174, 283-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.226
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Roberts, K. P.; Turner, D. A.; Coello, J.; Stringfellow, A. M.; Bello, I. A.; Powrie, W.; Watson, G. V. R. SWIMS: a dynamic life cycle-based optimisation and decision support tool for solid waste management. J. Clean. Prod. 2018, 196, 547-563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.265
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Salieri, B.; Turner, D. A.; Nowack, B.; Hischier, R. Life cycle assessment of manufactured nanomaterials: Where are we? NanoImpact 2018, 10, 108-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2017.12.003
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Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Rugani, B.; Lasvaux, S.; Mailhac, A.; Popovici, E.; Sibiude, G.; Benetto, E.; Schiopu, N. A review of urban metabolism studies to identify key methodological choices for future harmonization and implementation. J. Clean. Prod. 2017, 163 (Suppl. 1), S223-S240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.014
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Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Levasseur, A.; Margni, M.; Blanc, I. Implementing a dynamic life cycle assessment methodology with a case study on domestic hot water production. J. Ind. Ecol. 2017, 21 (5), 1128-1138. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12499
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Buist, H. E.; Hischier, R.; Westerhout, J.; Brouwer, D. H. Derivation of health effect factors for nanoparticles to be used in LCIA. NanoImpact 2017, 7, 41-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2017.05.002
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Hischier, R.; Salieri, B.; Pini, M. Most important factors of variability and uncertainty in an LCA study of nanomaterials – findings from a case study with nano titanium dioxide. NanoImpact 2017, 7, 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2017.05.001
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Mueller, S. R.; Wäger, P. A.; Turner, D. A.; Shaw, P. J.; Williams, I. D. A framework for evaluating the accessibility of raw materials from end-of-life products and the Earth’s crust. Waste Manag. 2017, 68, 534-546. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2017.05.043
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Salieri, B.; Pasteris, A.; Netkueakul, W.; Hischier, R. Key physicochemical properties of nanomaterials in view of their toxicity: an exploratory systematic investigation for the example of carbon-based nanomaterial. J. Nanopart. Res. 2017, 19, 116 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-017-3748-3
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Turner, D. A.; Beaven, R. P.; Woodman, N. D. Evaluating landfill aftercare strategies: a life cycle assessment approach. Waste Manag. 2017, 63, 417-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.12.005
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Piccinno, F.; Hischier, R.; Seeger, S.; Som, C. From laboratory to industrial scale: a scale-up framework for chemical processes in life cycle assessment studies. J. Clean. Prod. 2016, 125, 1085-1097. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.164
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Piccinno, F.; Hischier, R.; Saba, A.; Mitrano, D.; Seeger, S.; Som, C. Multi-perspective application selection: a method to identify sustainable applications for new materials using the example of cellulose nanofiber reinforced composites. J. Clean. Prod. 2016, 112 (1), 1199-1210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.105
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Pini, M.; Salieri, B.; Ferrari, A. M.; Nowack, B.; Hischier, R. Human health characterization factors of nano-TiO2 for indoor and outdoor environments. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2016, 21 (10), 1452-1462. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-016-1115-8
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Turner, D. A.; Williams, I. D.; Kemp, S. Combined material flow analysis and life cycle assessment as a support tool for solid waste management decision making. J. Clean. Prod. 2016, 129, 234-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.077
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van Harmelen, T.; Zondervan-van den Beuken, E. K.; Brouwer, D. H.; Kuijpers, E.; Fransman, W.; Buist, H. B.; Ligthart, T. N.; Hincapié, I.; Hischier, R.; Linkov, I.; et al. LICARA nanoSCAN - a tool for the self-assessment of benefits and risks of nanoproducts. Environ. Int. 2016, 91, 150-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.02.021
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Hincapié, I.; Künniger, T.; Hischier, R.; Cervellati, D.; Nowack, B.; Som, C. Nanoparticles in facade coatings: a survey of industrial experts on functional and environmental benefits and challenges. J. Nanopart. Res. 2015, 17 (7), 287 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-3085-3
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Hischier, R.; Coroama, V. C.; Schien, D.; Achachlouei, M. A. Grey energy and environmental impacts of ICT hardware. In ICT innovations for sustainability; Hilty, L. M., Aebischer, B., Eds.; Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 310; Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland, 2015; pp 171-189. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09228-7_10
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Hischier, R.; Nowack, B.; Gottschalk, F.; Hincapie, I.; Steinfeldt, M.; Som, C. Life cycle assessment of façade coating systems containing manufactured nanomaterials. J. Nanopart. Res. 2015, 17, 68 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-2881-0
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Hischier, R. Life cycle assessment study of a field emission display television device. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2015, 20 (1), 61-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-014-0806-2
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Hischier, R.; Wäger, P. A. The transition from desktop computers to tablets: a model for increasing resource efficiency? In ICT innovations for sustainability; Hilty, L. M., Aebischer, B., Eds.; Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 310; Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland, 2015; pp 243-256. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09228-7_14
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Piccinno, F.; Hischier, R.; Seeger, S.; Som, C. Life cycle assessment of a new technology to extract, functionalize and orient cellulose nanofibers from food waste. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2015, 3 (6), 1047-1055. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00209
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Salieri, B.; Righi, S.; Pasteris, A.; Olsen, S. I. Freshwater ecotoxicity characterisation factor for metal oxide nanoparticles: a case study on titanium dioxide nanoparticle. Sci. Total Environ. 2015, 505, 494-502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.107
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Wäger, P. A.; Hischier, R. Life cycle assessment of post-consumer plastics production from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) treatment residues in a Central European plastics recycling plant. Sci. Total Environ. 2015, 529, 158-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.043
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Wäger, P. A.; Hischier, R.; Widmer, R. The material basis of ICT. In ICT innovations for sustainability; Hilty, L. M., Aebischer, B., Eds.; Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 310; Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland, 2015; pp 209-221. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09228-7_12
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Hischier, R.; Achachlouei, M. A.; Hilty, L. M. Evaluating the sustainability of electronic media: Strategies for life cycle inventory data collection and their implications for LCA results. Environ. Model. Softw. 2014, 56, 27-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.001
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Hischier, R. Framework for LCI modelling of releases of manufactured nanomaterials along their life cycle. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2014, 19 (4), 838-849. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-013-0688-8
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Hischier, R. Life cycle assessment of manufactured nanomaterials: inventory modelling rules and application example. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2014, 19 (4), 941-943. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-013-0698-6
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Hischier, R.; Wäger, P.; Hauschild, M. 6. Life Cycle Impacts of Metals. In Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles; van der Voet, E., Salimen, R., Eckelman, M., Mudd, G., Norgate, T., Hischier, R., Eds.; United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi, Kenya, 2013; pp 125-156. http://www.resourcepanel.org/reports/environmental-risks-and-challenges-anthropogenic-metals-flows-and-cycles
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Hischier, R. Life cycle assessment of manufactured nanomaterials: inventory modelling rules and application example. Doctoral dissertation, ETH Zürich, Zürich, 2013, 169 p.
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Hischier, R.; Keller, M.; Lisibach, R.; Hilty, L. M. mat - an ICT application to support a more sustainable use of print products and ICT devices. In ICT4S 2013. Proceedings of the first international conference on information and communication technologies for sustainability, ETH Zurich, February 14-16, 2013, presented at the 1st international conference on information and communication technologies for sustainability (ICT4S 2013), Zurich, Switzerland, February 14–16, 2013; Hilty, L. M., Aebischer, B., Andersson, G., Lohmann, W., Eds.; ETH Zürich; University of Zürich; Empa, 2013; pp 223-230.
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van der Voet, E.; Salminen, R.; Norgate, T.; Mudd, G.; Hischier, R.; Spijker, J.; Vijver, M.; Selinus, O.; Posthuma, L.; de Zwart, D.; et al. 7. Conclusions and Recommendations. In Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles; van der Voet, E., Salimen, R., Eckelman, M., Mudd, G., Norgate, T., Hischier, R., Eds.; United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi, Kenya, 2013; pp 157-162. http://www.resourcepanel.org/reports/environmental-risks-and-challenges-anthropogenic-metals-flows-and-cycles
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van der Voet, E.; Salminen, R.; Eckelman, M.; Norgate, T.; Mudd, G.; Hischier, R.; Spijker, J.; Vijver, M.; Selinus, O.; Posthuma, L.; et al. Introduction [to the book Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles]. In Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles; van der Voet, E., Salimen, R., Eckelman, M., Mudd, G., Norgate, T., Hischier, R., Eds.; United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi, Kenya, 2013; pp 25-30. http://www.resourcepanel.org/reports/environmental-risks-and-challenges-anthropogenic-metals-flows-and-cycles
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Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles; van der Voet, E., Salimen, R., Eckelman, M., Mudd, G., Norgate, T., Hischier, R., Eds.; United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi, Kenya, 2013; 230 p. http://www.resourcepanel.org/reports/environmental-risks-and-challenges-anthropogenic-metals-flows-and-cycles
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Hischier, R.; Walser, T. Life cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials: state of the art and strategies to overcome existing gaps. Sci. Total Environ. 2012, 425, 271-282. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.001
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Ménard, L.; Blanc, I.; Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D.; Gschwind, B.; Wald, L.; Blanc, P.; Ranchin, T.; Hischier, R.; Gianfranceschi, S.; Smolders, S.; et al. Benefit of GEOSS interoperability in assessment of environmental impacts illustrated by the case of photovoltaic systems. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Obs. Remote Sens. 2012, 5 (6), 1722-1728. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2196024
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Hischier, R. ecoinvent – eine konsistente, transparente und qualitätsgesicherte Hintergrunddatenbank für Ökobilanzen & Co. Chem. Ing. Tech. 2011, 83 (10), 1590-1596. https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.201100137
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Welz, T.; Hischier, R.; Hilty, L. M. Environmental impacts of lighting technologies - life cycle assessment and sensitivity analysis. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev. 2011, 31 (3), 334-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2010.08.004
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Wäger, P. A.; Hischier, R.; Eugster, M. Environmental impacts of the Swiss collection and recovery systems for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): a follow-up. Sci. Total Environ. 2011, 409 (10), 1746-1756. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.01.050
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Hischier, R.; Baudin, I. LCA study of a plasma television device. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2010, 15 (5), 428-438. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-010-0169-2
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Ossés de Eicker, M.; Hischier, R.; Kulay, L. A.; Lehmann, M.; Zah, R.; Hurni, H. The applicability of non-local LCI data for LCA. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev. 2010, 30 (3), 192-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2009.08.007
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Ossés de Eicker, M.; Hischier, R.; Hurni, H.; Zah, R. Using non-local databases for the environmental assessment of industrial activities: the case of Latin America. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev. 2010, 30 (3), 145-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2009.08.003
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Wampfler, B.; Ramsauer, T.; Rezzonico, S.; Hischier, R.; Köhling, R.; Thöny-Meyer, L.; Zinn, M. Isolation and purification of medium chain length poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) (mcl-PHA) for medical applications using nonchlorinated solvents. Biomacromolecules 2010, 11 (10), 2716-2723. https://doi.org/10.1021/bm1007663
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Duan, H.; Eugster, M.; Hischier, R.; Streicher-Porte, M.; Li, J. Life cycle assessment study of a Chinese desktop personal computer. Sci. Total Environ. 2009, 407 (5), 1755-1764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.10.063
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Hischier, R.; Ugaya, C.; da Silva, G. A.; Lamb, C. M. R.; Rodrigues, D. Capacity building in Life Cycle Inventory Database establishment: lessons learned in the real world. In Life Cycle Assessment Applications: results from COST Action 530; Fullana, P., Betz, M., Hischier, R., Puig, R., Eds.; AENOR, 2009; pp 203-211.
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Hischier, R.; Bauer, C. Data exchange format: how far away are the different approaches currently used? In Life Cycle Assessment Applications: results from COST Action 530; Fullana, P., Betz, M., Hischier, R., Puig, R., Eds.; AENOR, 2009; pp 187-196.
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Vladimirov, V.; Saft, R. J.; Sinclair, P.; Betz, M.; Hischier, R. Waste Management and Life Cycle Assessment for/in Eastern European countries. In Life Cycle Assessment Applications: results from COST Action 530; Fullana, P., Betz, M., Hischier, R., Puig, R., Eds.; AENOR, 2009; pp 251-258.
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Welz, T. Bleifreie Lote & ihre ökologische Leistung. Master thesis, 2009, 122 p.
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Life Cycle Assessment applications: results from COST Action 530. A joint effort by COST Action 530: life-cyle inventories for environmentally-conscious manufacturing processes; Fullana, P., Betz, M., Hischier, R., Puig, R., Eds.; AENOR: Madrid (Spain), 2009; 284 p.
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Bauer, C.; Buchgeister, J.; Hischier, R.; Poganietz, W. R.; Schebek, L.; Warsen, J. Towards a framework for life cycle thinking in the assessment of nanotechnology. J. Clean. Prod. 2008, 16 (8-9), 910-926. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.04.022
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Zah, R.; Hischier, R.; Leão, A. L.; Braun, I. Curauá fibres in the automobile industry - a sustainability assessment. J. Clean. Prod. 2007, 15 (11-12), 1032-1040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2006.05.036
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