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dc.contributor.authorBiswas, Wahidul
dc.contributor.authorDuong, Victor
dc.contributor.authorFrey, P.
dc.contributor.authorIslam, Mohammad Nazrul
dc.contributor.editorGünther Seliger and S. Engin Kiliç
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:26:43Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:26:43Z
dc.date.created2013-03-24T20:00:31Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBiswas, Wahidul K. and Duong, Victor and Frey, P. and Islam, Mohammad Nazrul. 2012. A comparison of repaired, remanufactured, and new compressors used in Western Australian small- and medium-sized enterprises in terms of global warming, in Seliger, G. and Kiliç, S.E. (ed), 10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Oct 31-Nov 2 2012, pp. 365-369. Istanbul, Turkey: Middle East Technical University METU.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/31654
dc.description.abstract

Repaired compressors are compared with remanufactured and new compressors in terms of economic and environmental benefits. A detailed life cycle assessment has been carried out for compressors under three manufacturing strategies: repaired, remanufactured and new equipment. The life cycle assessment of the global warming potential of repaired compressors varies from 4.38 to 119 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), depending on the type of components replaced. While greenhouse gas emissions from the remanufactured compressors (110 to 168 kg CO2-e) are relatively higher than those from the repaired ones (4.4 to 119 kg CO2-e), a new compressor has been found to produce a larger amount of greenhouse gas emissions (1,590 kg CO2-e) compared to both repaired and remanufactured compressors. Repairing failed compressors has been found to offer end users both dollar and carbon savings in contrast to remanufactured and new compressors. The research also found that extended lifetime is more important than the manufacturing processes in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Since a remanufactured compressor offers a longer life than a repaired compressor, the replacement of the latter with the former can avoid 33% to 66% of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with a new compressor production with a lifetime of 15 to 25 years.

dc.publisherBerlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany and Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
dc.subjectlife cycle assessment
dc.subjectEnd-of-life product
dc.subjectglobal warming
dc.titleA comparison of repaired, remanufactured, and new compressors used in Western Australian small and medium-sized enterprises in terms of global warming
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.startPage365
dcterms.source.endPage369
dcterms.source.titleProceedings: 10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings: 10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
dcterms.source.isbn978-605-63463-1-6
dcterms.source.conference10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateOct 31 2012
dcterms.source.conferencelocationIstanbul, Turkey
dcterms.source.placeAnkara, Turkey
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