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Life Cycle Engineering of Plastics

Life Cycle Engineering of Plastics Author L. Lundquist
ISBN-10 008053547X
Release 2001-01-23
Pages 220
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"This book adds much to the already evolving field of Design for Environment; but it goes far beyond most works on this subject by surrounding the central notions of life cycle assessment with a scientific body of knowledge and with a more practical slant reflecting the reality of the organizations in which product development occurs. Through a focus on plastic products, the authors show the importance of making ties between basic technical knowledge and the process of life cycle engineering. Their approach offers a practical, deliberate way to make ecologically and economically sensible decisions about product reuse and recycling and other critical dimensions of product life behavior. They demonstrate a positive approach to designing products that fits into a sustainable economy through down-to-earth cases. While the book focuses on the life cycle engineering of plastics, it is only a short step to other materials and products. Beyond contributing to the technology of life cycle engineering, this text adds to the growing body of knowledge that argues for an fundamentally new way of thinking about economic and social activity--a new paradigm for sustainable social and industrial problem solving. Industrial ecology is such a new system for thinking about and implementing sustainability that draws its core set of ideas from the ecological world. Industrial ecology brings to the surface the idea of interdependence among members of a community-- natural or economic, and notes the material cycles that are central to a stable ecosystem. The life cycle engineering framework, coupled with sound scientific knowledge of materials behavior as articulated in this book, makes a giant step towards bringing the model of industrial ecology into everyday practice." From the Preface by John R. Ehrenfeld Director, MIT Technology, Business and Environment Program Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development

Mechatronics in Action

Mechatronics in Action Author David Bradley
ISBN-10 1849960801
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 263
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Mechatronics in Action’s case-study approach provides the most effective means of illustrating how mechatronics can make products and systems more flexible, more responsive and possess higher levels of functionality than would otherwise be possible. The series of case studies serves to illustrate how a mechatronic approach has been used to achieve enhanced performance through the transfer of functionality from the mechanical domain to electronics and software. Mechatronics in Action not only provides readers with access to a range of case studies, and the experts’ view of these, but also offers case studies in course design and development to support tutors in making the best and most effective use of the technical coverage provided. It provides, in an easily accessible form, a means of increasing the understanding of the mechatronic concept, while giving both students and tutors substantial technical insight into how this concept has been developed and used.

Quantified Eco Efficiency

Quantified Eco Efficiency Author Gjalt Huppes
ISBN-10 9781402053993
Release 2007-06-03
Pages 332
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A central asset of eco-efficiency analysis is that it does not depend on a specific evaluation of environmental impacts against economic effects. Several evaluation methods may be used, including those based on willingness-to-pay, panel procedures, and public statements on policy goals. This volume covers all aspects of eco-efficiency analysis and offers a global perspective on the subject.

Green Composites

Green Composites Author Caroline Baillie
ISBN-10 0849325765
Release 2005-03-08
Pages 308
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With an internationally recognized team of contributors, Green Composites examines fibre reinforced polymer composite production and explains how environmental footprints can be diminished at every stage of the life cycle. The introductory chapters examine why green composites should be considered. The book then discusses properties of cellulose and wood. It examines recyclable synthetic fibre-thermoplastic composites as alternatives, then covers polymers derived from natural sources. The text details the factors that influence properties, and considers clean processing, applications, recycling, degradation, and reprocessing. The book is essential for government agricultural departments, automotive companies, and others devoted to eco-friendly materials and production.

Industrial Applications of Renewable Plastics

Industrial Applications of Renewable Plastics Author Michel Biron
ISBN-10 9780323480666
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 632
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Industrial Applications of Renewable Plastics: Environmental, Technological, and Economic Advances provides practical information to help engineers and materials scientists deploy renewable plastics in the plastics market. It explores the uses, possibilities, and problems of renewable plastics and composites to assist in material selection and rejection. The designer’s main problems are examined, along with basic reminders that deal with structures and processing methods that can help those who are generally familiar with metals understand the unique properties of plastic materials. The book offers a candid overview of main issues, including conservation of fossil resources, geopolitical considerations, greenhouse effects, competition with food crops, deforestation, pollution, and disposal of renewable plastics. In addition, an overview of some tools related to sustainability (Life cycle assessments, CO2 emissions, carbon footprint, and more) is provided. The book is an essential resource for engineers and materials scientists involved in material selection, design, manufacturing, molding, fabrication, and other links in the supply chain of plastics. The material contained is of great relevance to many major industries, including automotive and transport, packaging, aeronautics, shipbuilding, industrial and military equipment, electrical and electronics, energy, and more. Provides key, enabling information for engineers and materials scientists looking to increase the use of renewable plastic materials in their work Presents practical guidance to assist in materials selection, processing methods, and applications development, particularly for designers more familiar with other materials, such as metals Includes a candid discussion of the pros and cons of using renewable plastics, considering the technical, economic, legal, and environmental aspects

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology Author Herman F. Mark
ISBN-10 0471287814
Release 2003
Pages 3112
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This is the third Edition is a completely new version in a new century of the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology. The new edition will bring the state-of-the-art up to the 21st century, with coverage of nanotechnology, new imaging and analytical techniques, new methods of controlled polymer architecture, biomimetics, and more. New topics covered include nanotechnology, AFM, MALDI, biomimetics, and genetic methods, of increasing importance since 1990 and will also bring up-to-date coverage of traditional topics of continuing interest. This edition will publish in 3 Parts of 4 volumes each. Each Part will be an A-Z selection of the newest articles available in the online edition of this encyclopedia. A list of the titles to appear in Part I can be viewed by clicking "What's New" at Titles for Parts II and III will appear there as well when available.

Comprehensive Composite Materials Polymer matrix composites

Comprehensive Composite Materials  Polymer matrix composites Author Anthony Kelly
ISBN-10 0080437206
Release 2000
Pages 1152
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Comprehensive Composite Materials Online is a major reference work [6 volumes in the print edition] covering all aspects of composites, from theory to practical applications. CCM provides a unique central reference source for scientists and technologists in the field of composites research, covering key aspects of naturally occurring and synthetic composite materials. Classes of materials covered includes polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, carbon/carbon composites, and cement and concrete composites. CCM also covers smart materials as they relate to composites, including process monitoring, embedded sensors and actuators, and damage detection.

Mechanical Life Cycle Handbook

Mechanical Life Cycle Handbook Author Mahendra Hundal
ISBN-10 0203908090
Release 2001-09-11
Pages 688
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"Explains how Design for the Environment (SFE) and Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) processes may be integrated into business an dmanufacturing practices. Examines major environmental laws and regulations in the U.S. and Europe, qualitative and quantitative analyses of ""green design"" decision variables, and heuristic search programs for a proactive future in ecological improvement."

Advances in Building Technology

Advances in Building Technology Author M. Anson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055814415
Release 2002
Pages 1776
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Advances in Building Technology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Advances in Building Technology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Advances in Building Technology book for free.

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability Author Andrew Y. C. Nee
ISBN-10 9789814451482
Release 2013-04-08
Pages 738
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This edited volume presents the proceedings of the 20th CIRP LCE Conference, which cover various areas in life cycle engineering such as life cycle design, end-of-life management, manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, methods and tools for sustainability, social sustainability, supply chain management, remanufacturing, etc.

An Exploration Into the Use of Stepwise Regression Analysis to Determine Post consumer Recycled PET Content in PET Sheet

An Exploration Into the Use of Stepwise Regression Analysis to Determine Post consumer Recycled PET Content in PET Sheet Author Dongho Kang
ISBN-10 MSU:31293030632099
Release 2009
Pages 248
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An Exploration Into the Use of Stepwise Regression Analysis to Determine Post consumer Recycled PET Content in PET Sheet has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from An Exploration Into the Use of Stepwise Regression Analysis to Determine Post consumer Recycled PET Content in PET Sheet also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full An Exploration Into the Use of Stepwise Regression Analysis to Determine Post consumer Recycled PET Content in PET Sheet book for free.

Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact of Polymeric Products

Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact of Polymeric Products Author T. J. O'Neill
ISBN-10 1859573649
Release 2003
Pages 134
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This review describes the process of life cycle analysis in some detail. It describes the different organisations involved in researching and applying these techniques and the database resources being used to generate comparative reports. The overview explains the factors to be considered, the terminology, the organisations involved in developing these techniques and the legislation which is driving the whole process forward. The ISO standards relating to environmental management are also discussed briefly in the document. Design for the environment is covered in the report. This review is accompanied by summaries of selected papers on life cycle analysis and environmental impact from the Rapra Polymer Library database.

New Technologies and Environmental Innovation

New Technologies and Environmental Innovation Author Joseph Huber
ISBN-10 1781957932
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 365
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'Joseph Huber's book contains a wealth of information on technological environmental innovations. The scrutiny of this material leads to powerful conclusions, with which scholars should concern themselves. Highly recommended.' - René Kemp, Maastricht University, The Netherlands 'This timely and impressive volume brings technology back into the centre of discussions and debates on environmental reform. In articulating an ecological modernisation perspective, Joseph Huber presents an inspiring, optimistic and at times provocative assessment of the potential and future role of radical technological innovations in greening production-consumption cycles.' - Arthur P.J. Mol, Wageningen University, The Netherlands In this insightful book, Joseph Huber investigates the life cycle analysis of technological and environmental innovations (TEIs). TEIs are new technologies, products and practices which have benign environmental effects and which can increase eco-efficiency. More importantly, they can also improve 'metabolic consistency', thus laying the foundations for a sustainable industrial ecology.

Werkstoffwissenschaften und Fertigungstechnik

Werkstoffwissenschaften und Fertigungstechnik Author Bernhard Ilschner
ISBN-10 9783642017346
Release 2010-07-28
Pages 504
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Die Autoren geben einen Überblick über nahezu alle Ingenieurwerkstoffe. Behandelt werden integrierende physikalische Phänomene wie z. B. atomare Bindung und Struktur, Diffusion und atomarer Platzwechsel, Vorgänge an Grenzflächen sowie die zerstörungsfreie Prüftechnik. Auch Herstellungstechnologie und Weiterverarbeitung werden dargestellt. Für die Neuauflage wurden die Kapitel zum Mikrogefüge und zur Systematik der Umwandlungen völlig neu gefasst, die einleitenden Abschnitte zu Rohstoffversorgung, Umweltbelastung und Recycling aktualisiert.

Design for Environmental Sustainability

Design for Environmental Sustainability Author Carlo Arnaldo Vezzoli
ISBN-10 9781848001633
Release 2008-06-17
Pages 304
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This volume is a technical and operative contribution to the United Nations "Decade on Education for Sustainable Development" (2005-2014), aiding the development of a new generation of designers, responsible and able in the task of designing environmentally sustainable products. The book provides a comprehensive framework and a practical tool to support the design process. This is an important text for those interested in the product development processes.

Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment

Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment Author Ireneusz Zbicinski
ISBN-10 9789197552622
Release 2006
Pages 308
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Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment book for free.

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services Author Chris T. Hendrickson
ISBN-10 9781136525490
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 274
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Environmental life cycle assessment is often thought of as cradle to grave and therefore as the most complete accounting of the environmental costs and benefits of a product or service. However, as anyone who has done an environmental life cycle assessment knows, existing tools have many problems: data is difficult to assemble and life cycle studies take months of effort. A truly comprehensive analysis is prohibitive, so analysts are often forced to simply ignore many facets of life cycle impacts. But the focus on one aspect of a product or service can result in misleading indications if that aspect is benign while other aspects pollute or are otherwise unsustainable. This book summarizes the EIO-LCA method, explains its use in relation to other life cycle assessment models, and provides sample applications and extensions of the model into novel areas. A final chapter explains the free, easy-to-use software tool available on a companion website. ( The software tool provides a wealth of data, summarizing the current U.S. economy in 500 sectors with information on energy and materials use, pollution and greenhouse gas discharges, and other attributes like associated occupational deaths and injuries. The joint project of twelve faculty members and over 20 students working together over the past ten years at the Green Design Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, the EIO-LCA has been applied to a wide range of products and services. It will prove useful for research, industry, and in economics, engineering, or interdisciplinary classes in green design.