A material and energy flow oriented method for enhancing energy and resource efficiency in aluminium foundries

Michael Krause, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann, Franz Friedrich Butz

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Abstract

For various reasons like rising energy and material costs, governmental regulations or rising customer awareness, energy and resource efficiency has become more and more important in the last years. Against this background, the paper proposes a systematic method to foster energy and resource efficiency for the case of (aluminium) foundries. Based on priorisation and measurements of consumers this methodology applies material and energy flow analysis as mean for structuring and analyzing data and includes all relevant forms of material and energy. On this base, alternative concepts for enhancing the energy and resource efficiency can be identified and holistically evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Technology for a Sustainable World
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, May 23-25, 2012
EditorsBarbara S. Linke, David A. Dornfeld
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages281-286
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-29069-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29068-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2012: Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Berkeley, United States
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012

Conference

Conference19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period23/05/1225/05/12

Keywords

  • Aluminium foundry
  • Energy and material flow analysis
  • Energy and resource efficiency

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