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Key Data Set Information
Name EF-Eutrophication, freshwater
Belongs to: Name of LCIA methodology/ies
  • Environmental Footprint
Impact category/ies
  • Aquatic Eutrophication
Impact indicator Fraction of nutrients reaching freshwater end compartment (P)
General comment European validity. Averaged characterization factors from country dependent characterization factors.
External documentation / files source
Quantitative reference
Reference quantity
Time representativeness
Reference year 2017
Duration of modelled impact time independent
Geographical representativeness
Intervention location RER
Impact location RER
Geographical representativeness description Valid for Europe (averaged factors based on country-dependent assessments).
Impact model
LCIA characterisation model(s) name(s) CARMEN model for waterborne emissions and EUTREND for airborne emissions.
LCIA characterisation model description and included sub-models The exposure factors for water-borne emissions are calculated using the CARMEN model. For air-borne emissions, the exposure factors are calculated with EUTREND. Only impacts on freshwater systems are considered in this model.
LCIA characterisation model source
Considered environmental or other mechanisms along the impact chain Inclusion of important removal mechanisms for P (limiting nutrient).
LCIA method(ology) flowchart
Use advice for data set Representative for Europe. Averaged characterization factor data set (from country-dependent assessments).
LCIA method, normalisation, weighting
Type of data set Mid-point indicator
LCIA method principle(s)
  • other
Deviation from LCIA method principle(s) Effective volumes
Normalisation included? No
Weighting included? No
Data sources
Data sources
Completeness
Number of basic inventory items covered 3
Validation
Type of review Scope / Method(s) of review Review details Reviewer name and institution Subsequent review comments Complete review report
Independent review panel
Scope name Method name
Model for Transport and Fate
  • Cross-check with other LCIA method(ology)
Model for Exposure
  • Cross-check with other LCIA method(ology)
Characterisation factors
  • Cross-check with other LCIA method(ology)
Application of model
  • Cross-check with other LCIA method(ology)
Documentation
  • Cross-check with other LCIA method(ology)
Methods and characterization factors are well documented and accessible for use. Models and input data not easily accessible. High environmental relevance with consideration of removal processes. Overall, the models for European conditions address all aspects of aquatic eutrophication for different emission sources. Moderate stakeholder acceptance. Overall good quality and good applicability of the factors (based on country-dependent assessment) at the European scale. Models potentially adaptable to generate characteriation factors for other continents if complemented by appropriate fate models.
Commissioner and goal
Commissioner of data set
Project LCIA method original development within the ReCiPe project (see www.lcia-recipe.net/) based on EUTREND model (Struijs et al 2009) . Documentation as ILCD formatted data set, mapping to the ILCD elementary flows, and additional quality checks by the EC’s JRC-IES and with contractual support projects, partly financed under several Administrative Arrangements on the European Platform on LCA - EPLCA' between JRC and DG ENV, (070402/2006/443456/G4, 070307/2007/474521/G4, 070307/2008/513489/G4).
Intended applications Provide applicable midpoint characterization factors for freshwater eutrophication in Europe.
Data generator
Data set generator / modeller
Data entry by
Time stamp (last saved) 2016-12-20T15:25:20.568+01:00
Data set format(s)
Reference to origin of data set
Data entry by
Official recommendation
Official recommendation of data set by governmental body
Recommendation level of LCIA method data set Level II
Specific meaning of the recommendation level Recommended, some improvements needed. For more information see: ILCD Handbook on recommended LCIA methods for Europe.
Publication and ownership
UUID b53ec18f-7377-4ad3-86eb-cc3f4f276b2b
Date of last revision 2016-12-20T00:00:00
Data set version 01.00.009
Permanent data set URI http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/lcainfohub/datasets/elcd/lciamethods/a4630d5b-df2f-48ae-b3f2-5e5257606d68.xml
Workflow and publication status Data set finalised; entirely published
Owner of data set
Copyright Yes
Access and use restrictions The data set can be used free of charge by anybody to perform LCA studies, to distribute it to third parties, to convert it to other formats, to develop own data sets etc. as long as the copyright and license conditions for the ELCD data sets and the ILCD format are met that can be accessed via http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu and are part of the ELCD database distribution package. Please note e.g. that reference must be given to the 'Owner of data set' (who may have additional copyright and license requirements on the particular data set that are to be met) and to the 'ELCD database' plus version number, when using the data set or parts thereof. Please note also that any modifications/omissions of the data set results in invalidity of any existing 'Official recommendation of data set by governmental body', that the impression must be avoided that this would still be an original ELCD data set, and that the content of further fields may have to be adjusted. For details see the aforementioned copyright and license conditions as well as those the 'Owner of data set' may have put into force.
Flow Classification Location Exchange direction Mean value Minimum value Maximum value Uncertainty distribution type Relative StdDev in % Data derivation type / status Deviating recommendation Reference to data source(s)
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to fresh water Output 0.33 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to soil, unspecified Output 0.016 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified Output 0.33 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to fresh water Output 0.32 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to soil, unspecified Output 0.016 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified Output 0.32 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to fresh water Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to soil, unspecified Output 0.05 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to fresh water Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to soil, unspecified Output 0.05 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to non-agricultural soil Output 0.05 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified (long-term) Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified (long-term) Output 0.33 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified (long-term) Output 0.32 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to agricultural soil Output 0.05 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to water, unspecified (long-term) Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to non-agricultural soil Output 0.016 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to agricultural soil Output 0.016 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to agricultural soil Output 0.016 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to non-agricultural soil Output 0.05 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to sea water Output 0.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to fresh water Output 1.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to sea water Output 0.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to sea water Output 0.0 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to agricultural soil Output 0.05 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to soil / Emissions to non-agricultural soil Output 0.016 % Calculated
Emissions / Emissions to water / Emissions to sea water Output 0.0 % Calculated