Quantis works in close partnership with the world's most renowned research centers and plays a key role in the scientific developments of LCA.
This allows our experts to issue or contribute to a number of scientific publications each year.
Please have a look at some of these articles below.
Christoph Koffler, Jon Dettling, Cashion East, Matthias Finkbeiner, Sergio F. Galeano, Roland Geyer, Mark J. Goedkoop, Troy R. Hawkins, Connie D. Hensler, Arpad Horvath, Sebastien Humbert, Scott M. Kaufman, Amy E. Landis, Lise Laurin, Pascal Lesage, Manuele Margni, Ken Martchek, H. Scott Matthews, Jamie K. Meil, Gregory Norris, Rita C. Schenk, Thomas P. Seager, Maureen Sertich, Greg Thoma, Casey Wagner
Declaration of concern - an unambiguous rebuttal of the LEO-SCS-002 draft standard
(2012) International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Online first. Open access.
Michael Z. Hauschild, Mark Goedkoop, Jeroen Guinée, Reinout Heijungs, Mark Huijbregts, Olivier Jolliet,Manuele Margni, An De Schryver,
Sebastien Humbert et Alexis Laurent, et al.
Identifying best existing practice for characterization modeling in life cycle impact assessment
(2012) International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Online first.
Itoiz, E.S., Fantke, P., Juraske, R., Kounina, A., Vallejo, A.A.
Deposition and residues of azoxystrobin and imidacloprid on greenhouse lettuce with implications for human consumption
(2012) Chemosphere, . Article in Press.
Fantke, P., Charles, R., Alencastro, L.F.D., Friedrich, R., Jolliet, O.
Plant uptake of pesticides and human health: Dynamic modeling of residues in wheat and ingestion intake
(2011) Chemosphere, 85 (10), pp. 1639-1647.
Fantke, P., Juraske, R., Antón, A., Friedrich, R., Jolliet, O.
Dynamic multicrop model to characterize impacts of pesticides in food
(2011) Environmental Science and Technology, 45 (20), pp. 8842-8849.
de Schryver, A.M., van Zelm, R., Humbert, S., Pfister, S., McKone, T.E., Huijbregts, M.A.J.
Value choices in life cycle impact assessment of stressors causing human health damage
(2011) Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15 (5), pp. 796-815.
Humbert, S., Marshall, J.D., Shaked, S., Spadaro, J.V., Nishioka, Y., Preiss, P., McKone, T.E., Horvath, A., Jolliet, O.
Intake fraction for particulate matter: Recommendations for life cycle impact assessment
(2011) Environmental Science and Technology, 45 (11), pp. 4808-4816.
Kaenzig, J., Friot, D., Saadé, M., Margni, M., Jolliet, O.
Using life cycle approaches to enhance the value of corporate environmental disclosures
(2011) Business Strategy and the Environment, 20 (1), pp. 38-54.
Cooper, T., Fallender, S., Pafumi, J., Dettling, J., Humbert, S., Lessard, L.
A semiconductor company's examination of its water footprint approach
(2011) Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011, art. no. 5936865.
Diamond, M.L., Gandhi, N., Adams, W.J., Atherton, J., Bhavsar, S.P., Bulle, C., Campbell, P.G.C., Dubreuil, A., Fairbrother, A., Farley, K.,
Green, A., Guinee, J., Hauschild, M.Z., Huijbregts, M.A.J., Humbert, S., Jensen, K.S., Jolliet, O., Margni, M., McGeer, J.C., Peijnenburg,
W.J.G.M., Rosenbaum, R., Van De Meent, D., Vijver, M.G.
The clearwater consensus: The estimation of metal hazard in fresh water
(2010) International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 15 (2), pp. 143-147.
Humbert, S., Loerincik, Y., Rossi, V., Margni, M., Jolliet, O.
Life cycle assessment of spray dried soluble coffee and comparison with alternatives (drip filter and capsule espresso)
(2009) Journal of Cleaner Production, 17 (15), pp. 1351-1358.
Humbert, S., Rossi, V., Margni, M., Jolliet, O., Loerincik, Y.
Life cycle assessment of two baby food packaging alternatives: Glass jars vs. plastic pots
(2009) International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 14 (2), pp. 95-106.
Humbert, S., Manneh, R., Shaked, S., Wannaz, C., Horvath, A., Deschênes, L., Jolliet, O., Margni, M.
Assessing regional intake fractions in North America
(2009) Science of the Total Environment, 407 (17), pp. 4812-4820.
PEFC certified and non-certified wood
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system. To assess the environmental benefit of forest management certification, PEFC commissioned Quantis to realize a life cycle assessment (LCA) of certified and non-certified wood. The goal of this study was to create new processes for non-certified wood. As a first approximation, only the environmental impacts from deforestation were considered (other differences such as pesticide or fertilizer use were not considered so far). A global average approach is taken, meaning that when buying non-certified wood products there is no active encouragement against deforestation as there is no traceability to prove otherwise. The results of this project enable to differentiate between certified and non-certified wood, without and with deforestation respectively, what was currently not possible in important databases such as ecoinvent.