INCOPA publishes an updated LCA study with IVL

25 October 2023

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has scrutinized the climate impact of water treatment coagulants, focusing on production processes, analyzing aluminum-based and iron- based coagulants and capturing carbon footprints in 2022.

Notable findings reveal cradle-to-gate carbon footprints ranging from 40 to 120 g of CO2 equivalents per mole of aluminum for aluminum-based coagulants and 40 to 70 g per mole of iron for their iron-based counterparts. Raw material production is the primary climate impact contributor. Secondary raw materials show reduced climate impact.

This research sheds light on the climate impact of coagulants, aiding eco-conscious decisions in water treatment.

Read the Executive Summary here.