Comparison of Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Aluminum Alloy (LM 6) Street Light Housing and Aluminum Alloy (AL SI12CU1{FE}) Housing

Chinombo, Maxford, Vichare, Parag and Cheung, Wai Ming (2018) Comparison of Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Aluminum Alloy (LM 6) Street Light Housing and Aluminum Alloy (AL SI12CU1{FE}) Housing. In: SEEP 2018 - 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, 8th - 11th May 2018, Paisley, UK.

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Abstract

The environmental impact of the re-manufactured aluminium alloy (LM6) street lamp has been analysed. The results have been compared to the new housing lamp made of aluminium alloy (Al Si12Cu1{Fe}). The methodology used to calculate life cycle inventory and environmental impact is BEES V4.07 and Ecoinvent V3 was used as reference since it is the most updated database. The results show that the reworked aluminium lamp has an environmental impact of 2.38 pts and compared to that of alloy (Al Si12Cu1{Fe}) which has an impact of 2.56 pts. The first major factor is that the housing remanufacturing process does not consider the primary production processes of mining, extraction and casting. The new housing includes the primary production processes and casting thus impacting heavily on the environment. The second major factor that contributes to the lower impact of the remanufactured housing than the new housing is the low energy use since the housing is not remanufactured by re-casting which is basically a re-cycling process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: life cycle analysis, aluminium housing, light emitting diode, high pressure sodium
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 15:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 16:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34277

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