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The application of life cycle assessment to metal casting

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The thesis presents a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study that compares the potential environmental impacts associated with two alternative material groups. The comparison involves aluminium alloy and cast iron automotive casting components. The comparative LCA study aims to identify which system of materials, aluminium or cast iron, reduces the total burdens on the environment most throughout the entire lifecycle of a metal casting automotive application. A specialised LCA software tool (Boustead Model 4.4) has been used to compare and contrast the potential environmental impacts of the two alternative cast metal alloys and, conclusively, identify the best environmental proposition for the specific metal casting application. [Continues.]

Funding

European Union (Fifth Framework Programme GROWTH contract).

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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© Theodoros Staikos

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2003

Notes

A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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en

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