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A life cycle inventory of aluminium die casting

Roberts, M., Hu, Eric and Nahavandi, Saeid 2003, A life cycle inventory of aluminium die casting, in Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies, Japan Macro-Engineers Society, [Yokkaichi, Japan], pp. 256-260.

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Title A life cycle inventory of aluminium die casting
Author(s) Roberts, M.
Hu, Eric
Nahavandi, SaeidORCID iD for Nahavandi, Saeid orcid.org/0000-0002-0360-5270
Conference name Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (2003 : Yokkaichi, Japan)
Conference location Yokkaichi, Japan
Conference dates 8-10 May. 2003
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Editor(s) Akiyoshi, Yuuko
Publication date 2003
Series Macro review. Special issue; 16.1
Conference series Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Start page 256
End page 260
Publisher Japan Macro-Engineers Society
Place of publication [Yokkaichi, Japan]
Summary As part of an ongoing project, a life cycle inventory (LCI) of aluminium high pressure die casting (HPDC) has been collected. This has been conducted from the view of an individual product and also the entire process. The objective of the study was to analyse the process and suggest changes to reduce environmental impacts. One modem aluminium high pressure die casting plant located in Victoria, Australia was evaluated and modelled. Site specific data on energy and materials was gathered and the process was modelled using a typical automotive component. The paper also presents our experience and methodology used in this inventory data collection process from the real industry for LCA purposes. The inventory data collected itself reveals that the HPDC process is energy intensive and as such the major emissions were from the use of natural gas fired furnaces and from the brown coal derived electricity. It is also found the large environmental benefits of using secondary aluminium over primary aluminium in the HPDC process. A detailed LCA is being cal1ied out based on the inventory obtained.
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ISSN 0915-0560
Language eng
Field of Research 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, Japan Macro-Engineers Society
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30015038

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