Dear colleagues,

	David W. Pennington of the US EPA requested that I publicize this to the
LCA and P2 communities.

	If you have questions, please contact him (and not me!). Please excuse any
cross postings.

Reid Lifset	
1999 AIChE Annual Meeting
October 31 – November 5, 1999
Dallas, Texas

[09002] – Life Cycle Analysis for Pollution Prevention in Chemical Processes

Sponsored by Group 9 – Environmental Division

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a framework for assessing the environmental
performance of chemicals, manufactured products, and chemical processes.
LCA takes into account waste generation and release, impact assessment of
those releases, and strategies for improvement.  The analysis includes all
stages of a product’s life cycle, from raw materials extraction to use in
commerce, recovery and recycle of material if it occurs, and final disposal
into the environment.  Papers dealing with fundamental and/or applied
aspects of Life Cycle Analysis as they are applied to chemical process
source reduction of waste are invited.   Typical research areas include but
are not limited to: 

1. Applications of LCA, "LCA Thinking", Design For Environment or related
I/O analysis for the following: materials substitution in chemical
processes, new chemistries and catalysts, waste recovery and recycle
strategies, technology selection, process optimization and the development
of design guidelines.

2. Evaluation of the accuracy of inventory methods for waste generation and

3. Fundamental research toward the development of suitable performance
metrics of environmental and human health impact.

4. The development of normalization and valuation techniques for the
chemical process industries.

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to our session.  The deadline
for submission of abstracts for oral presentation of the research is May 1,
1999.  Abstracts should be submitted on-line at  If you have any
questions about this session, please contact either the chair or the
co-chair at the address below.  

Chair:	Co-Chair:
David W. Pennington					David R. Shonnard
ORISE Research Fellow				Dept. of Chemical Engineering
National Risk Management Research Laboratory	Michigan Technological University
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency			Houghton, MI 49931
26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS466		Phone: (906)-487-3468
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268	Fax: (906)-487-3213
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Reid J. Lifset, Assoc. Dir.			School of Forestry & Env. Studies
Industrial Environmental Mgmt. Program	Yale University
Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology		205 Prospect Street
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