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Modelling the environmental impacts associated with the recycling of unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCu) joinery profiles



Title: Modelling the environmental impacts associated with the recycling of unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCu) joinery profiles
Author(s): L. Flanagan, A. J. Miller
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 319 - 323
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 13
Language: English


Abstract: The aim of LCA is to determine the true environmental impacts of an activity and thus allow the opportunity for comparison between similar systems. It is the cumulative effects of the activity that are therefore reviewed and compared, rather than individual manufacturing processes.
Primary research conducted by the University of Brighton has investigated the reuse of unplasticised Polyvinyl chloride (PVCu) via the implementation of an LCA methodology. The interdependency of each data set is examined via the design and implementation of a compwterised program. This paper discusses the key drivers in the program's design, namely the ability to critically review each sub-system targeted, the opportunity to mode1 impacts,
and the presentation of burdens in a standardised summary. The impacts atfributed to the Eco-profile investigated are also quantified.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: LIFE-CYCLE ASSESMENT
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.058