Concluding Remarks

Without rigorous scientific analysis, it is impossible to determine objectively if a process is environmentally superior to any alternatives. The LCA is one tool that allows for such an analysis to be carried out. Using quantitative analysis, LCA can give repeatable and dependable results to determine the environmental impacts of a process, product, or service. A good example where LCA can be beneficial is when comparing active or passive AMD treatment systems.


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