Selection of materials to reduce environmental impact: a case study on refrigerator insulation

PM Weaver, MF Ashby, Stuart C Burgess, N Shibaiki

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Abstract

The creation and use of any engineering product carries with it environmental penalties. There is a growing recognition that the minimization of these penalties must become a primary design objective. Some of the considerations — and difficulties — in selection of materials to minimize environmental impacts are discussed. A design strategy is developed which relates traditional design objectives with environmental impact indicators. The selection of insulation for refrigerators is used to illustrate the approach.
Translated title of the contributionSelection of materials to reduce environmental impact: a case study on refrigerator insulation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11 - 17
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials and Design
VolumeVol.17, No.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

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Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd

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