Institut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung, Fachbereich Siedlungswasser- und Wassergütewirtschaft

INCOPA LCA Studie: „Carbon footprint and LCA study for different coagulants produced from INCOPA member companies”


Carbon foot-printing, the basic scope of this study, is a sub-set of a full lifecycle assessment (LCA). While LCA is a method of systematically assessing the environmental impacts associated with a product over its entire lifetime – from cradle to grave -, the proposed enhanced study focuses on a cradle to gate LCA, where the gate is defined as the entrance to the wastewater treatment plant.
In accordance to DIN EN ISO 14040:2009-11 and DIN EN ISO 14044:2006-10 a carbon labeling for coagulants (PAC, Al2(SO4)3, Fe2(SO4)3, Fe2SO4, FeClSO4, NaAl(OH)4) will be performed using SimaPro LCA software.
The outcome of this study will be the amount of carbon dioxide equivalents per mole of active ingredient (kg CO2 eq./ mole Fe3+ or Al3+).