The team will develop a series of location-specific, macro-level indicators of changes to air quality as a result of adoption of the proposed technologies. Economic quantification of the effects of the changes to air quality will be conducted using region-specific indicators. The variables in this section will be populated using secondary regional data as well as primary data from experimental sites based on coordination with the work being done for the life cycle analysis.
Organizations completing task
- Rick Bergman, P.I., USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
- An LCA model for test technologies
- Final results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal
- Results to be presented at scientific conference and via webinar
- Sifford, C. and I. Ganguly (2017 in-press), Developing an Impact Assessment of Local Air Quality as a Result of Biomass Burns, CINTRAFOR working paper, University of Washington, Seattle
- Alanya-Rosenbaum, S., R. Bergman, I. Ganguly, and F. Pierobon. 2018. A comparative life-cycle assessment of briquetting logging residues and lumber manufacturing coproducts in Western United States. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. ASABE special collection publication. 34(1):11-24.