SCALEM© allows the calculation of eMergy flows in complex real systems like the entire technosphere described by the commonly used Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) databases. Most importantly, it makes this possible in an automatic way that complies with the rules of eMergy algebra.
In SCALEM© the whole network representing the studied system is explored as a graph (where each process represents a node of the system and the nodes are interconnected through the energy and mass flows they exchange). The different nodes are visited following the depth-first search strategy. The software is programmed in C++.
The software SCALEM©:
SCALEM© can be applied in the eMergy evaluation of any good or service whose production system is represented by a life cycle model.
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SCALEM© and some of the applications performed using it, are described in the scientific publications:
Note: SCALEM© was formerly called SCALE.