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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of particleboard: investigation of the environmental parameters

Azman, M. A. H. M. and Sobri, S. A. and Norizan, M. N. and Ahmad, M. N. and Ismail, W. O. A. S. W . and Hambali, K. A. and Hairi, M. H. and Hermawan, A. and Mohamed, M. and Teo, P. T. and Taharin, M. R. and Noor, N. A. M. (2021) Life cycle assessment (LCA) of particleboard: investigation of the environmental parameters. Polymers, 13 (13). p. 2043. ISSN 2073-4360


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13132043


Particleboard is not entirely a wood replacement but a particular material with its properties, making it more effective at different times than heavy or solid wood. The world's biggest concern is environmental problems with formaldehyde as a particulate board binder that can lead to human carcinogenic agents. A cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment (LCA) of particleboard production was performed using openLCA software. The impact assessment was carried out according to the software's features. This preliminary investigation aims to analyze the chemical composition of particleboard and identify its environmental impact. The Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) system was used to track the functional group of aliphatic hydrocarbons, inorganic phosphates, and main aliphatic alcohols found in particleboards made in Malaysia. Based on the FTIR results, aliphatic groups were found in numerous aggravates that the spectroscopic infrared was likely to experience. The most important vibrational modes were C-H, at approximately 3000 cm(-1), and -CH deformations around 1460 cm(-1) and 1380 cm(-1). Eight effect groups demonstrated that 100% of the input and all analyses produced the same relative outcome. The life cycle of a product is determined by pollution of the air, water, and soil. Thus, particleboard has a minimal impact on the environment, except for global warming.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:life cycle assessment, environment, wood-based industry
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:96507
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:26 Jul 2022 15:17
Last Modified:26 Jul 2022 15:17

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