813303 Planning and assessment of waste management systems

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Scherhaufer, Silvia , Obersteiner, Gudrun
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


- Introduction to the assessment of projects and plans - strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA)
- Scenario development
- Details on impact assessment
- Modelling of waste treatment technologies in life cycle assessment
- Introduction to the life cycle assessment software GaBi
- Elaboration of a LCA case study using the GaBi-Software tool

Previous knowledge expected

The content of the LVA Life cycle management (813.304) or similar knowledge to Life cycle Assessment, Impact categories, Assessment Methodologies... is expected.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Participants are able to assess waste management measures and to use specific soft ware tools (e.g. GaBi 6.0). They know basic methods and instruments for environmental assessment and can also evaluate them practically. The participants are able to independently calculate a life cycle assessment.
They have theoretical and practical knowledge of basic methods and tools for environmental assessment (LCA) and strategic desicion-making in waste management planning
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