Data supporting midpoint-weighting life cycle assessment and energy forms of cumulative exergy demand for horticultural crops

Fatemeh Mostashari-Rad, Hassan Ghasemi-Mobtaker, Morteza Taki, Mohammad Ghahderijani, Zahra Saber, Kwok Wing Chau, Ashkan Nabavi-Pelesaraei

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With an increasing demand of horticultural crops, it is critical to examine environmental damages and exergy impacts and evaluate their potential in producing sustainable products of agricultural systems. As such, environmental midpoints of five dominated horticultural products, namely, hazelnut, watermelon, tea, kiwifruit, and citrus, are scrutinized using life cycle assessment approach in Guilan province, Iran. Each crop is considered under a separate scenario and 10 tons of yield is determined as the functional unit. ReCiPe2016, as a new approach, is used for computation of 17 midpoints. Moreover, a weighting analysis is undertaken to find the share of each input in environmental damages with dimensionless notation. In the second part of this paper, cumulative exergy demand (CExD) is applied for evaluation of energy forms in each scenario. Data are presented under two sectors in the main article. The first part is midpoint results of each crop and the second part depicts energy forms of CExD with input rate in each category. Besides, the supplementary files contain raw material of each input, midpoint physical rate, share of each input to contribute midpoint, raw data of weighted damages and share of each input in total weighted damages.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106490
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Cumulative exergy demand
  • Environmental midpoint
  • Horticultural crop
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Recipe2016
  • Weighting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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