mancozeb production, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
C:Manufacturing/20:Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products/202:Manufacture of other chemical products/2021:Manufacture of pesticides and other agrochemical products
RER - Europe
Reference year: 2000 - 2010

Location: RER - Europe
This dataset represents the production of mancozeb (1 kg of active ingredient). Raw materials are modelled with a stoichiometric calculation. Energy consumption is modelled with data from a similar process. The emissions are estimated. Infrastructure is included with a default value.
[The full documentation of this dataset was originally provided in the corresponding ecoinvent report from the Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories, which is accessible for free to guests and users of ecoinvent version 2 ( The dataset may subsequently have been subjected to central changes to the database, as described in the respective change report for each new release.]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Mancozeb is a pesticide produced in three steps from ethylene diamine:
C2H8N2 + 2 CS2 + 2 NaOH → C4H6N2S4Na2 + 2 H2O
C4H6N2S4Na2 + MnSO4 → C4H6N2S4Mn + Na2SO4
2 C4H6N2S4Mn + Zn(NO3)2 → C8H12N4S8MnZn + Mn(NO3)2
Precursors that are used for the mancozeb production are manganese sulfate (MnSO4) and zinc nitrate (Zn(NO3)2).
Manganese sulfate (MnSO4) is produced from manganese dioxide and sulfur dioxide:
MnO2 + SO2 → MnSO4
Zinc nitrate (Zn(NO3)2) is produced in two steps from ammonia:
4 NH3 + 5 O2 → 4 NO + 6 H2O
2 NO + O2 → N2O4

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
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