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Design improvement of existing product using life cycle assessment

Ong, Cheow Hong (2009) Design improvement of existing product using life cycle assessment. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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Abstract

Nowadays, environmental issues have become one of the hot issues. Many of the manufacturing industries have established life cycle assessment (LCA) studies to improve their products performance and it is important for the industry to continue to be proactive in these areas. While life cycle assessment (LCA) conscious design considerations have been integrated into the design of products and processes, life cycle assessment (LCA) has not been fully implemented to reduce the overall environmental impacts. By using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, it is can achieve cooperative approaches to protecting the global environment and also to compete in the global market. In this project the using of life cycle assessment (LCA) approach to help designer to improve the current product in order to reduce the environmental impacts. So a significant improvement in the evaluation of green consumer products can be approached by the complementary use of the methodologies of life cycle assessment (LCA) and risk assessment, which will be discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Kejuruteraan Industri)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2009; Supervisor : Dr. Muhamad Zameri Mat Saman
Uncontrolled Keywords:life cycle costing, environmental, products performance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:12218
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:18 Apr 2011 04:28
Last Modified:20 Jul 2012 03:49

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