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ELDAM: A Python software for Life Cycle Inventory data management

Abstract : Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data are the backbone of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). They reflectmodelling choices made by the LCA practitioner that can strongly influence the results ofenvironmental impact calculations. The high sensitivity of these data are the reason why theymust be accurately documented and tend to the highest possible quality. High quality, welldocumented LCI data can also be shared between LCA practitioners, allowing productivitygains and better research reproducibility, in particular between practitioners who do not workon the same life cycle inventory database. Unfortunately, SimaPro (PRé Sustainability B.V.,2020), one of the most used LCA software solutions, has only limited features to document,review and exchange LCI data.ELDAMhas been developed to fill this gap
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Gustave Coste, Yannick Biard, Philippe Roux, Arnaud Hélias. ELDAM: A Python software for Life Cycle Inventory data management. Journal of Open Source Software, Open Journals, 2021, 6 (57), pp.2765. ⟨10.21105/joss.02765⟩. ⟨hal-03115272⟩



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