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Integration of Life Cycle Inventories Incorporating Manufacturing Unit Processes

Mark Campanelli ; Jonatan Berglund (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem) ; Sudarsan Rachuri
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2011)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Sustainable manufacturing (SM) concerns the manufacture of products with regard to environmental, social, and economic impacts over the entire life cycle. With a primary focus on environmental concerns, life cycle assessment (LCA) can support SM practices. The life cycle inventory (LCI) is a key phase of LCA, and this paper considers the integration of manufacturing unit processes (MUPs) into system-level LCIs, which requires consideration of process flow diagrams at different levels of abstraction. Furthermore, uncertainty quantification is an important compo- nent of LCA interpretation, and this paper proposes a method to synthesize LCIs from the process-level to the system-level that consistently quantifies uncertainty in the inventories. The method can incorporate MUP data derived from measurements and/or modeling and simulation. Further development towards a complete methodology is discussed.

Nyckelord: life cycle assessment, life cycle inventory, manufacturing unit process, measurement, simulation, sustainable manufacturing, uncertainty quantification

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