Appliance remanufacturing and life cycle energy and economic savings
Author(s)Boustani, Avid; Sahni, Sahil; Graves, Stephen C.; Gutowski, Timothy G.
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In this paper we evaluate the energy and economic consequences of appliance remanufacturing relative to purchasing new. The appliances presented in this report constitute major residential appliances: refrigerator, dishwasher, and clothes washer. The results show that, despite savings achieved in production, appliance remanufacturing is a net energy-expending end-of-life alternative. Moreover, we find that economic incentives can be an influential driver for consumers to remanufacture and re-use old appliances.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering; Sloan School of Management
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology (ISSST)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Boustani, A. et al. “Appliance Remanufacturing and Life Cycle Energy and Economic Savings.” in Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology, IEEE, 2010. 1–6. Web. © 2010 IEEE.
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