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MINE448 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT IN MINING ENGINEERING

Course Code: 5650448
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mining Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURAY DEMREL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5610303
The course set above should be completed before taking MINE448 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT IN MINING ENGINEERING .

Course Content

Introduction to the concept of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Mining Engineering; History and development of LCA methodologies and standards; Stages of LCA analysis: goal definition, scoping, inventory assessment, impact analysis, improvement analysis, reporting; Sources of data, boundary selection and uncertainty; Relationship between LCA, mining design for environment and other environmental management tools.
Prerequisites: ES 303.