treatment of wastewater, from residence, capacity 1.1E10l/year, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
E:Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities/37:Sewerage/370:Sewerage/3700:Sewerage
CH - Switzerland
Reference year: 1994 - 2000

Location: CH - Switzerland
Wastewater purified in a moderatly large municipal wastewater treatment plant (capacity class 2), with an average capacity size of 71100 per-captia-equivalents PCE.
Wastewater contains (in kg/m3): COD: 0.1556 (GSD=122.5%); BOD: 0.1036 (GSD=122.5%); DOC: 0.04575 (GSD=122.5%); TOC: 0.0673 (GSD=122.5%); SO4-S: 0.044 (GSD=122.5%); S part.: 0.002 (GSD=122.5%); NH4-N: 0.01495 (GSD=122.5%); NO3-N: 0.00105 (GSD=122.5%); NO2-N: 0.0004 (GSD=122.5%); N part.: 0.003279 (GSD=122.5%); N org. solv.: 0.008392 (GSD=122.5%); PO4-P: 0.002459 (GSD=122.5%); P part.: 0.0006147 (GSD=122.5%); Cl: 0.03003 (GSD=224.1%); F: 0.00003277 (GSD=224.1%); As: 0.0000009 (GSD=224.1%); Cd: 0.0000002806 (GSD=223.8%); Co: 0.000001618 (GSD=223.8%); Cr: 0.00001223 (GSD=223.8%); Cu: 0.00003744 (GSD=223.8%); Hg: 0.0000002 (GSD=223.8%); Mn: 0.000053 (GSD=224.1%); Mo: 0.0000009574 (GSD=223.8%); Ni: 0.000006589 (GSD=223.8%); Pb: 0.000008631 (GSD=223.8%); Sn: 0.0000034 (GSD=224.1%); Zn: 0.0001094 (GSD=223.8%); Si: 0.003126 (GSD=224.1%); Fe: 0.007093 (GSD=224.1%); Ca: 0.05083 (GSD=224.1%); Al: 0.001038 (GSD=224.1%); K: 0.0003989 (GSD=224.1%); Mg: 0.005707 (GSD=224.1%); Na: 0.002186 (GSD=224.1%);
[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.


Three stage wastewater treatment (mechanical, biological, chemical) including sludge digestion (fermentation) according to the average technology in Switzerland

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

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