Environmental Impacts Estimation
The estimation of environmental impacts is used to evaluate the environmental effects of the waste processing processes. The effects are such as global warming effect, acidification, eutrophication, toxicity, the ozone formation in the lower atmosphere, the usage of natural resources or other aspects of the impact.
The results of the estimation can be utilized in the planning of new waste processing processes systems.
In addition results can be utilized in the development of the current processes to be more environmentally friendly and resource efficient.
Life cycle assessment produces information on the environmental effects of a waste processing process to support decision making, develop processes and for the purpose of communications.
The assessment is made concentrating on individual categories of environmental impacts or studying more broadly the effects of several environmental factors.