GalvanizeIt! Online Seminar

Complete LCA

The complete life-cycle assessment (LCA) for hot-dip galvanizing combines the PED, GWP, AP, and POCP from the production, use, and end-of-life phases. As hot-dip galvanizing requires no additional maintenance during use, the complete LCA values mirror the production values, with the exception of the energy demand, which has decreased due to the end-of-life recycling credit (below).

Complete LCA
(Cradle-to-Crave)

Primary Energy Demand (PED Global Warming Potential (GWP)
(CO2 equiv.)
Acidification Potential (AP)
(SO2 equiv.)
Photo Chemical Ozone Creation Potential (POCP)
(C2H2 equiv.)
1 kg of HDG Steel 17.3 MJ 1.80 kg 0.00615 kg 0.000824 kg