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Eco-sustainable energy and environmental strategies in design for recycling: the software “ENDLESS”
Ardente، نويسنده , , Fulvio and Beccali، نويسنده , , Giorgio and Cellura، نويسنده , , Maurizio، نويسنده ,
This paper describes a model, named “ENDLESS”, useful to address the design process towards more eco-compatible solutions. In particular, this tool can support the designer in the choice of the product with an higher recyclability potential from a set of different alternatives. The model takes into consideration a Multi-Attribute Decision-Making method and allows calculating a “Global Recycling Index” (GRI) starting from a set of energy, environmental, technical and economic indicators. A weight is assigned to each parameter following the experience of the designer; a sensitivity analysis is then performed to state how the different assumptions can affect the final results. The model is implemented in a software and applied to a case study: to establish the best recyclability option of middle and low voltage electrical lines used for electricity distribution in Italy.
Design for recycling , Design for environment , Multi-Attribute Decision-Making method
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