Publications ALCA

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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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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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, 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, 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, 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. https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-a-007337628
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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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