Life cycle assessment of combined bioheat and biopower production: An eco-design approach

Eksi G., Karaosmanoğlu F.

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, vol.197, pp.264-279, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 197
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.151
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-279
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Life cycle assessment (LCA) can be conducted in coordination with a process simulation and used as an eco-design (green design) tool by quantifying the relations between eco-design parameters and environmental impact categories. The purpose of this article is to minimize environmental life cycle impacts of combined bioheat and biopower (CBHBP) production at its design stage, and thereby ensure sustainable CBHBP production. In this study, the aim is to conduct an LCA study in coordination with a process simulation and introduce an eco-design approach to determine the environmental sustainability of a combustion-based in situ CBHBP plant based on a simulated case study.