Doka LCA - Publications

Publications in English by Gabor Doka  |  Publications in German are here

 

LCA in general

  • "LCA and Sustainability"
    Short essay on the issue of normalisation with sustainable targets, 2007. PDF

  • "Is it always clear what 'good quality' is? - Value choices in quality management"
    Short presentation at the 23rd discussion forum LCA  External Link:, 2004. PDF slides

LCIA/Impact Assessment Methods

  • Combining life cycle inventory results with planetary boundaries: The Planetary Boundary Allowance impact assessment method Update PBA'06
    Characterisation factors derived from Planetary Boundaries (Steffen et al. 2015), April 2016. Methodology report PDF & Excel table (xlsx)

  • Combining life cycle inventory results with planetary boundaries: The Planetary Boundary Allowance impact assessment method PBA'05
    Characterisation factors derived from Planetary Boundaries (Rockström et al. 2009), May 2015. Methodology report PDF & Excel table (xlsx)
    Videocapture  External Link: and my presentation slides (2 MB) of the 59th Discussion Forum LCA  External Link:, Zürich, 12th June 2015.

  • Estimates of road, rail and airplane noise damages for Life Cycle Assessment
    Characterisation factors for traffic noise damages in LCA, 2009. PDF

  • Correction of Eco-indicator'99 Normalisation values
    Documenting an error in energy normalisation values detected by Patrick Hofstetter, 2007. PDF

  • Overview of other nation's versions of the BUWAL ecoscarcity method
    For BUWAL/BAFU, 2002. PDF

  • "The Assessment of Environmental Impacts caused by Land Use in the Life Cycle Assessment of Forestry and Forest Products"
    Co-author, final Report of Working Group 2 "Land use" of COST Action E9  External Link: (Life Cycle Assessment of Forestry and Forest Products), 2002. PDF

  • Complete Life Cycle Assessment for Vehicle Models of the Mobility CarSharing Fleet Switzerland
    With Sabine Ziegler. Includes a new assessment approach for land use, fragmentation, noise, and road accidents. For the 1st Swiss Transport Research Conference STRC  External Link:, 2001. Proceedings PDF

  • Corrections to CML'01 method fluoride characterisation factors according to Huijbregts 2000
    2004. Excel-Sheet

Disposal processes

  • Location- and waste-specific life cycle inventories of waste treatment.
    September 2017. From a project for Sustainable Recycling Inititive SRI, with ecoinvent Association
    Introduction: LCI calculation tools for regionalised waste treatment - General introduction PDF report (9 MB PDF).
    Dumping: A model for waste-specific and climate-specific life cycle inventories of open dumps and unsanitary landfilling of waste PDF report (17.7 MB PDF).
    Burning: A model for waste-specific life cycle inventories of open burning of waste PDF report (4.7 MB PDF).
    Tailings: A model for waste-specific and climate-specific life cycle inventories of tailings impoundments PDF report (3.8 MB PDF).

    Manual: Calculation manual for LCI calculation tools for regionalised waste treatment PDF report (11.3 MB PDF).
    Tools: Excel tools for Ecospold2 files PDF report 5 Excel workbooks in ZIP-Archive (8.8 MB ZIP).
    Statistics: Compiled statistics on waste analysis and treatment Excel workbook (205 kB XLS).

  • A model for waste-specific life cycle inventories of open burning of waste.
    February 2016. Technical report (0.45 MB PDF).

  • A model for waste-specific and climate-specific life cycle inventories of open dumps and unsanitary landfilling of waste.
    January 2016. Technical report (12.5 MB PDF).

  • Life cycle inventories of municipal waste incineration with residual landfill & FLUWA filter ash treatment
    Swiss municipal waste incineration with fly ash extraction for ecoinvent v3.2 For EMPA/BAFU, March 2015. Full PDF report (6.7 MB PDF).
    Process inventory data in EcoSpold1-format in Excel tables XLS (807 kB)

  • Additions report for the update of municipal soild waste incineration inventories
    Report detailing the changes in the inventory calculation for MSWI LCIs for ecoinvent v3.1 For EMPA/BAFU, Dec 2013. Full PDF report (3.6 MB PDF).

  • Update and parameterisation of waste incineration plants
    Chapter 3.5 of the update report on Biofuels  External Link:. For EMPA, Aug 2012. Full PDF report (4.1 MB PDF).

  • "Waste management in ecoinvent v.3"
    Presentation at the 46th Discussion Forum LCA  External Link:, Zürich, 6th December 2011 PDF slides (1.7 MB).

  • Canadian Landfill LCI model
    Development of waste-specific calculation tools for Canadian landfills
    For confidential contractor, 2010

  • "LCI of the disposal of lignite spoil, coal spoil and coal tailings"
    For the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Nov 2009. Finalised draft report (2.3 MB PDF).

  • Thailand LCI database waste incineration models
    Development of waste-specific calculation tools for municipal and cement kiln incineration for the National LCI database of Thailand  External Link:
    Co-author with Shabbir H. Gheewala, Chalita Liamsanguan, Pariyapat Nilsalab of the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok. 2009

  • "Non-radiological emissions from uranium tailings: A generic, global model for Life Cycle Inventory data"
    For the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, finalised draft report 2008. Report (6.6 MB PDF).
    See also newspaper article (in German) of 14th Dec 2008, Aargauer Zeitung Sonntag

  • "Life Cycle Inventory data of mining waste: Emissions from sulfidic tailings disposal"
    For BAFU/FOEN, April 2008. PDF.

  • "A Simple Model to Include Human Excretion and Wastewater Treatment in Life Cycle Assessment of Food Products "
    Co-author with Ivan Munoz, Llorenc Mila i Canals and Roland Clift, Centre for Environmental Strategy CES, Report 01/07, 2007. PDF

  • "Ecological and economical optima of material recycling"
    With Patrick Hofstetter. For the 3rd International Conference on Life Cycle Management 2007, Zurich. Proceedings and PDF slides (7.7 MB)

  • "Assessing Long-term Effects of Municipal Solid Waste"
    For the 1st BOKU waste conference 2005 Vienna. proceedings (PDF) and slides (PDF)

  • "Waste Treatment and Assessment of Long-Term Emissions"
    Paper on the ecoinvent waste disposal processes, with Roland Hischier
    Int. J. LCA, 10 LCA (1) 2005, p. 77-84. PDF

  • Ecoinvent landfill models
    Presentation at the 22nd discussion forum LCA  External Link:, 2004. PDF slides

  • Ecoinvent waste treatment models
    Presentation at the 21st discussion forum LCA  External Link:, 2003. PDF slides

  • Ecoinvent report: landfill models
    Excerpt of the ecoinvent report 13 (without inventories) 2003. PDF

  • Ecoinvent report No. 13, part I: General Introduction - Waste Material Compositions - Municipal Waste Collection
    Ecoinvent report for v1.3 (2003) PDF

  • Ecoinvent report No. 13, part II: Waste Incineration
    Ecoinvent report for v1.3 (2003) PDF

  • Ecoinvent report No. 13, part III: Landfills - Underground Deposits - Landfarming
    Ecoinvent report for v1.3 (2003) PDF

  • Ecoinvent report No. 13, part IV: Wastewater Treatment
    Ecoinvent report for v1.3 (2003) PDF

  • Ecoinvent report No. 13, part V: Building Material Disposal
    Ecoinvent report for v1.3 (2003) PDF

  • "Assessing the Eco-efficiency of End-of-Pipe Technologies with the Environmental Cost Efficiency Indicator"
    Published paper with Stefanie Hellweg and Goran Finnveden. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 9 Issue 4, Pages 189 - 203, 2005.
    Final draft PDF. In part based on my PECK study below.

  • LCA of a novel waste incineration technology (PECK)
    For ETH Zurich, Final Report, 2002. PDF

  • "Subjective Valuation: the example of long-term emissions in the Life Cycle Assessment of waste disposal systems"
    Presentation at the R'02 conference, 2002. PDF slides, PDF proceedings

  • Landfill integration in LCA - Status and Outlook
    Presentation for Working Group 3 "End of Life" of COST Action E9  External Link: (Life Cycle Assessment of Forestry and Forest Products), 1999.

Various systems

  • Life Cycle Inventory of generic uranium in-situ leaching
    Commissioned by Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, November 2011. PDF

  • Critical Review of Diploma Thesis on LCA of CO2 Transport and Sequestration part of CCS
    Commissioned by Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, September 2007. Review (PDF 1.6MB) to this Diploma Thesis (PDF 5.1 MB) by Caroline Wildbolz

  • "The Environmental Relevance of Capital Goods in Life Cycle Assessments of Products and Services"
    Co-author, published paper, International Journal of LCA, OnlineFirst: February 21th, 2007. PDF

  • "Manufacturing and Disposal of Building Materials and Inventorying Infrastructure in ecoinvent "
    Co-author with Hans-Jörg Althaus, Daniel Kellenberger, and Tina Künniger
    published paper, International Journal of LCA, OnlineFirst: November 5th, 2004, p. 1-7. PDF paper

  • "Life Cycle Assessment of ISO-protect polypropylene structured-core panel (PP) compared to oriented strand board (OSB) for building fence applications"
    For Composits AG,Zurich und Triplex GmbH, Germany. Confidential, 2008.

  • "Yield losses in electronics production are significant to LCA"
    Comment in 13th discussion forum LCA  External Link:, 2001. Text and PDF slides

  • "Ecological behavior and its environmental consequences: a life cycle assessment of a self-report measure"
    Co-author with Florian Kaiser, Patrick Hofstetter and Michael Ranney, published paper, Journal of Environmental Psychology 23 (2003) 11-20. PDF text and Excel appendix

  • "Environmental Inventories for Future Electricity Supply Systems for Switzerland"
    Co-author, with Paul Scherrer Institute PSI  External Link: for the Swiss Association of Producers and Distributors of Electricity (VSE) 1996. PDF

  • English Guide to the ETH-ESU LCI database
    for ETH Zurich, 1994. PDF (3.5 MB scan)

 

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