Een EPD (milieuproductverklaring) schetst de verschillende milieuaspecten van deze polyvinylchloride (PVC) riolering
EPD: Polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) solid wall sewer pipe system
Original text in English
The European Plastics Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) deems it important to have an insight into the integral environmental impacts that are encountered during the lifespan of particular pipe system applications. With this framework in mind, TEPPFA has set up an LCA/EPD project with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO). The present EPD outlines the various environmental aspects, which accompany the polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) solid wall sewer pipe system, from the primary extraction of raw materials up to and including the end of life (EoL) treatment after its reference service life time.
The EPD refers to a typical European PVC-U solid wall sewer pipe system, from the cradle to the grave, including raw material extraction, transportation to converters, converting process, transportation to trench, construction, use and end of life. Environmental indicators are expressed for the complete life cycle, from the cradle to the grave, so for an average European PVC-U solid wall sewer pipe system. The functional unit is defined as “The below ground gravity transportation of sewage over a distance of 100 m by a typical public European PVC solid wall pipe system (Ø 250mm) from the entrance of a public sewer system to the entrance of the waste water treatment plant, over its complete service life cycle of 100 years, calculated per year”.