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dc.contributor.authorCormican, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorDobbs, Jacqueline
dc.identifier.citationDobbs, J. and Cormican, K. (2007) A design for environment (DFE) product analysis 4th International Product Life Cycle Management Conference Milan, Italy, 2007-07-11- 2007-07-13en_US
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental legislation is holding electrical and electronic manufacturers accountable for the disposal of their products at end of life. In order to reduce disposal costs, manufacturers are seeking to optimise product design. Supporting tools are essential at this stage in managing environmental information in order to reduce the products environmental impact. This paper presents findings from an environmental product redesign case study. Specifically, it presents the findings of the Design for Environment Workbench (DFE Workbench) software, in redesigning a torch. The aim of this research is to establish whether the DFE Workbench is adept at reducing the environmental impact of a product. A comparative analysis of the case study results is carried out using a second software tool, Sima Pro. This verifies the 9% reduction in environmental impact achieved through the use of the DFE Workbench. This supports the use of the DFE Workbench as successfully reducing environmental impact.en_US
dc.relation.ispartof4th International Product Life Cycle Management Conferenceen
dc.subjectInformation managementen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental designen_US
dc.titleA design for environment (DFE) product analysisen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.local.contactKathryn Cormican, Mechanical & Biomedical Eng, Eng-2046, New Engineering Building, Nui Galway. 3975 Email:

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