“GATE TO GATE” LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF BABEL LEAD ACID BATTERY

Abstract

Life Cycle Analysis "LCA" of Babel Lead acid battery of 135 (Amp/hr) capacity is investigated according to International Organization for Standardization (ISO)14040 framework for LCA, to identify the four major contributors to the environmental impacts; Eutrophication, Global Warming, Human Toxicity, Acidification. “Gate to Gate” approach were employed, data from the production processes for 2012 were collected. Results of the inventory analysis phase are calculated employing Chain Management Life Cycle Assessment (CMLCA) software and the results from impact assessment phase analyzed using the CML method. Results show that the environmental impact spreads over the production processes and every process has a certain impact, however, the largest environmental impact relates to Formation and Assembly processes, the Formation process impact on Eutrophication is of (71%) and on Global Warming is of (26%) contribution. Were the Assembly process impact both for Human Toxicity and Acidification contribution about (59%) and (50%) respectively.