Stefanie Hellweg

Summary

Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Model for cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of clinker production
    Michael Elias Boesch
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7578-83. 2009
  2. pmc Integrating human indoor air pollutant exposure within Life Cycle Impact Assessment
    Stefanie Hellweg
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:1670-9. 2009
  3. pmc Life cycle inventory and carbon and water FoodPrint of fruits and vegetables: application to a Swiss retailer
    Franziska Stoessel
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich
    Environ Sci Technol 46:3253-62. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Land use in life cycle assessment: global characterization factors based on regional and global potential species extinction
    Laura de Baan
    Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:9281-90. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Particle emission and exposure during nanoparticle synthesis in research laboratories
    Evangelia Demou
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:829-38. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Projected water consumption in future global agriculture: scenarios and related impacts
    Stephan Pfister
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Sci Total Environ 409:4206-16. 2011
  7. doi request reprint GIS-based regionalized life cycle assessment: how big is small enough? Methodology and case study of electricity generation
    Christopher L Mutel
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 46:1096-103. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Two-step sensitivity testing of parametrized and regionalized life cycle assessments: methodology and case study
    Christopher L Mutel
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:5660-7. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Quantifying area changes of internationally important wetlands due to water consumption in LCA
    Francesca Verones
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:9799-807. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Life cycle assessment based evaluation of regional impacts from agricultural production at the Peruvian coast
    Karin Bartl
    Institute of Agricultural Sciences Animal Nutrition, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 46:9872-80. 2012

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Model for cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of clinker production
    Michael Elias Boesch
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7578-83. 2009
    ..Regarding the different kiln systems, the environmental impact generally increased with decreasing energy efficiency...
  2. pmc Integrating human indoor air pollutant exposure within Life Cycle Impact Assessment
    Stefanie Hellweg
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:1670-9. 2009
    ..It is concluded that indoor exposure should be routinely addressed within LCA...
  3. pmc Life cycle inventory and carbon and water FoodPrint of fruits and vegetables: application to a Swiss retailer
    Franziska Stoessel
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich
    Environ Sci Technol 46:3253-62. 2012
    ..For some crops a trade-off between the carbon footprint and the induced water stress is observed. The results were used by the retailer to support the purchasing decisions and improve the supply chain management...
  4. doi request reprint Land use in life cycle assessment: global characterization factors based on regional and global potential species extinction
    Laura de Baan
    Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:9281-90. 2013
    ..However, we also illustrate how it can be applied to prospective assessments using scenarios of future land use. Uncertainties, modeling choices, and validity are discussed. ..
  5. doi request reprint Particle emission and exposure during nanoparticle synthesis in research laboratories
    Evangelia Demou
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:829-38. 2009
    ..The effectiveness and limitations of current technology in assessing researchers' exposure to nanoparticles during production are examined, and further measures for workers' protection are proposed...
  6. doi request reprint Projected water consumption in future global agriculture: scenarios and related impacts
    Stephan Pfister
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Sci Total Environ 409:4206-16. 2011
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  7. doi request reprint GIS-based regionalized life cycle assessment: how big is small enough? Methodology and case study of electricity generation
    Christopher L Mutel
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 46:1096-103. 2012
    ..Case study results show important differences between site-generic and regionalized calculations, and provide specific guidance for future improvements of inventory data sets and impact assessment methods...
  8. ncbi request reprint Two-step sensitivity testing of parametrized and regionalized life cycle assessments: methodology and case study
    Christopher L Mutel
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:5660-7. 2013
    ..The two-step sensitivity test allows for the interpretation, understanding, and improvement of large, complex, and nonlinear LCA systems...
  9. doi request reprint Quantifying area changes of internationally important wetlands due to water consumption in LCA
    Francesca Verones
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:9799-807. 2013
    ..Our FFs translate water consumption into wetland area loss and thus become compatible with life cycle assessment methodologies of land use. ..
  10. doi request reprint Life cycle assessment based evaluation of regional impacts from agricultural production at the Peruvian coast
    Karin Bartl
    Institute of Agricultural Sciences Animal Nutrition, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 46:9872-80. 2012
    ..Comparisons with results from other studies confirmed the importance of regionalized life cycle inventories. The results can be used as decision support for local farmers and authorities...
  11. doi request reprint Exposure to engineered nanoparticles: Model and measurements for accident situations in laboratories
    Tobias Walser
    Institute for Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    Sci Total Environ 420:119-26. 2012
    ..ENP intake fractions were 3.8-5.1·10(-4) inhaled ENP per produced ENP in the investigated setting. These could only be substantially lowered by leaving the production room within a few minutes after the emission event...
  12. doi request reprint Pesticide uptake in potatoes: model and field experiments
    Ronnie Juraske
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 45:651-7. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Environmental impacts of water use in global crop production: hotspots and trade-offs with land use
    Stephan Pfister
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 45:5761-8. 2011
    ..High spatial variability of water and land use related impacts underlines the importance of appropriate site selection for agricultural activities...
  14. doi request reprint Exposure to manufactured nanostructured particles in an industrial pilot plant
    Evangelia Demou
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Schafmattstrasse 6, 8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:695-706. 2008
    ..Nanomaterial production and the number of people directly in contact with these materials are increasing. Yet, little is known on the association between exposure and corresponding risks, such as pulmonary inflammation and oxidative stress...
  15. doi request reprint Identifying improvement potentials in cement production with life cycle assessment
    Michael Elias Boesch
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, Ecological Systems Design, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 44:9143-9. 2010
    ..The highest savings in CO(2) emissions and resource consumption are achieved with a combination of measures in clinker production and cement blending...
  16. ncbi request reprint Life-cycle inventory of waste solvent distillation: statistical analysis of empirical data
    Christian Capello
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Safety and Technology Group, ETH Honggerberg, HCI G143, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 39:5885-92. 2005
    ..g. Monte Carlo Simulation). In a case study we illustrate the application of the inventory data ranges according to situations of differing data availability...
  17. ncbi request reprint Confronting workplace exposure to chemicals with LCA: examples of trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene in metal degreasing and dry cleaning
    Stefanie Hellweg
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Safety and Environmental Technology Group, ETH Honggerberg, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 39:7741-8. 2005
    ..We therefore conclude that occupational health effects need to be considered in LCA to prevent overlooking key environmental-health impacts in LCA...
  18. ncbi request reprint Input-dependent life-cycle inventory model of industrial wastewater-treatment processes in the chemical sector
    Annette Köhler
    Empa, Technology and Society Laboratory, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH 8600 Diibendorf, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 41:5515-22. 2007
    ..Thus, they substantially help to perform an environmental assessment of industrial wastewater purification in the chemical and associated industries, which may be used, for instance, for technology choices...
  19. ncbi request reprint Regionalized life cycle assessment: computational methodology and application to inventory databases
    Christopher L Mutel
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5797-803. 2009
    ..Better and more consistent geographic information in life cycle inventory databases and impact assessment methods, tailored to the specific spatial range of all environmental effects considered, would be beneficial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Molecular-structure-based models of chemical inventories using neural networks
    Gregor Wernet
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Safety and Environmental Technology Group, HCI G143, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich
    Environ Sci Technol 42:6717-22. 2008
    ..The models can assist process developers to improve energy efficiency in all design stages and aid in LCA and supply chain management by filling data gaps...
  21. pmc Effects of consumptive water use on biodiversity in wetlands of international importance
    Francesca Verones
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:12248-57. 2013
    ..The total impact from water consumption in Kenya was 67 times larger than in The Netherlands, due to larger species richness and species' vulnerability in Kenya, as well as more arid conditions and larger amounts of water consumed. ..
  22. doi request reprint Anthropogenic mercury flows in India and impacts of emission controls
    Laura Burger Chakraborty
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich CH 8093, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:8105-13. 2013
    ..Total mercury emissions can be reduced by about 50% by combining pollution control measures that target different mercury emission sources. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Housing and mobility demands of individual households and their life cycle assessment
    Dominik Saner
    Group for Ecological Systems Design, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Schafmattstrasse 6, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 47:5988-97. 2013
    ..Furthermore, a cluster analysis revealed that driving factors for large environmental footprints are demands of large living area heated by fossil energy carriers, as well as large demands of motorized private transportation...
  24. doi request reprint Indoor exposure to toluene from printed matter matters: complementary views from life cycle assessment and risk assessment
    Tobias Walser
    Group for Ecological Systems Design, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 48:689-97. 2014
    ..Here, the combination of the two paradigms provides valuable information on the life cycle stages of printed matter. ..
  25. doi request reprint Persistence of engineered nanoparticles in a municipal solid-waste incineration plant
    Tobias Walser
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Nanotechnol 7:520-4. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluating indoor exposure modeling alternatives for LCA: a case study in the vehicle repair industry
    Evangelia Demou
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5804-10. 2009
    ..We conclude that it is difficult to apply these models for predicting VOC exposures in the workplace. However, for comparative exposure scenarios in life-cycle assessment they may be useful...
  27. pmc Prospective environmental life cycle assessment of nanosilver T-shirts
    Tobias Walser
    Institute for Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 45:4570-8. 2011
    ..By contrast, the production phase may be rather significant due to toxic silver emissions at the mining site if high silver quantities are required...
  28. ncbi request reprint Organic pollutant removal versus toxicity reduction in industrial wastewater treatment: the example of wastewater from fluorescent whitening agent production
    Annette Köhler
    ETH Zurich, Safety and Environmental Technology Group, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 40:3395-401. 2006
    ..Therefore, simultaneously conducting TOC measurements and toxicity tests, as demonstrated in the current work, is recommended...
  29. ncbi request reprint Emerging approaches, challenges and opportunities in life cycle assessment
    Stefanie Hellweg
    Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Ecological Systems Design, HPZ E 31 2, John von Neumann Weg 9, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Ecological Systems Design, HPZ E 31 2, John von Neumann Weg 9, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 344:1109-13. 2014
    ..Future advances of LCA in enhancing regional detail and accuracy as well as broadening the assessment to economic and social aspects will make it more relevant for producers and consumers alike...
  30. ncbi request reprint Regionalized LCA-Based Optimization of Building Energy Supply: Method and Case Study for a Swiss Municipality
    Dominik Saner
    Group for Ecological Systems Design, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, John von Neumann Weg 9, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 48:7651-9. 2014
    ..While the results of the optimization model are specific to the municipality studied, the model could readily be adapted to other regions. ..
  31. doi request reprint Quantifying food losses and the potential for reduction in Switzerland
    Claudio Beretta
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Schafmattstrasse 6, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Waste Manag 33:764-73. 2013
    ..Most avoidable food losses occur at the household, processing, and agricultural production stage of the food value chain. Households are responsible for almost half of the total avoidable losses (in terms of calorific content)...
  32. doi request reprint Modeling the local biodiversity impacts of agricultural water use: case study of a wetland in the coastal arid area of Peru
    Francesca Verones
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 46:4966-74. 2012
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  33. pmc Wind power electricity: the bigger the turbine, the greener the electricity?
    Marloes Caduff
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 46:4725-33. 2012
    ..The parameters, hub height and rotor diameter were identified as Environmental Key Performance Indicators that can be used to estimate the environmental impacts for a generic turbine...
  34. doi request reprint Toward meaningful end points of biodiversity in life cycle assessment
    Michael Curran
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 15, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 45:70-9. 2011
    ..However, methods across all drivers can be greatly improved. We discuss these issues and make recommendations for future research to better reflect biodiversity loss in LCA...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessing the environmental impacts of freshwater consumption in LCA
    Stephan Pfister
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:4098-104. 2009
    ..The presented method is useful for environmental decision-support in the production of water-intensive products as well as for environmentally responsible value-chain management...
  36. ncbi request reprint Life cycle human toxicity assessment of pesticides: comparing fruit and vegetable diets in Switzerland and the United States
    Ronnie Juraske
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Schafmattstrasse 6, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Chemosphere 77:939-45. 2009
    ..The results of this study indicate that pesticide intake due to the ingestion of fruits and vegetables consumed in Switzerland and the United States does not lead to significant human health damages...
  37. ncbi request reprint Environmental decision support for the construction of a "green" mountain hut
    Melanie Goymann
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 42:4060-7. 2008
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