Global particulate matter life cycle impact assessment maps

Published: 23 November 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8jnj4vzbh6.1


This dataset contains global raster maps to calculate particulate matter life cycle impacts from primary fine particulate matter (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) emissions. It also includes the R source code to reproduce these maps, a case study on the particulate matter health impacts of global coal power generation, and aggregated characterization factor tables for several spatial resolutions that are commonly used in life cycle assessment (LCA) (for example in the ecoinvent life cycle inventory (LCI) database).


Steps to reproduce

Documentation of the datasets is provided externally in the paper "Christopher Oberschelp, Stephan Pfister, Stefanie Hellweg (2020). Globally regionalized monthly life cycle impact assessment of particulate matter. Environmental Science & Technology (" The coal power generation case study data is compatible with several other power plant datasets, which have partly been used as data input and use the same power plant IDs. These datasets are listed below.


Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich


Coal, Atmospheric Aerosols, Fine Particle, Life Cycle Assessment, Power Plant, NOx Emission, Dust, Sulphur Dioxide, Ammonia, Energy Engineering, Air Pollution, Industrial Pollution, Air Pollution Health Impact