Title: Sustainable Metal Management and Recycling Loops: Life Cycle Assessment for Aluminium Recycling Strategies
Authors: Paraskevas, Dimos
Kellens, Karel
Renaldi, Renaldi
Dewulf, Wim
Duflou, Joost
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2013
Publisher: Springer Link
Host Document: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability pages:403-408
Conference: CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering edition:20th location:Singapore date:17-19 April 2013
Article number: 187
Abstract: The benefit of knowing the exact chemical composition of metal scrap plays a significant role from metallurgical point of view in recycling processes. Thus, the focus of this paper is to identify opportunities for more efficient scrap management, in order to minimize quality loses and primary material consumption during recycling. By moving to compositionally closer recycling loops, higher recycling values by reducing the need for primary metal and alloying elements addition, can be achieved. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was performed, focusing on aluminium scrap, in order to validate, estimate and compare the environmental impact of different recycling options and the effect of scrap separation strategies. Furthermore, a metric to compare the ‘quality’ in terms of recyclability of the various metal flows is proposed.
ISBN: 978-981-4451-47-5
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken

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