Comparison of environmental life cycle analysis of aluminium alloy (LM 6) street light housing and aluminium alloy (AL Si12Cu1{Fe}) housing

Maxford Chinombo, Parag Vichare, Wai Ming Cheung

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Abstract

The environmental impact of the re-manufactured aluminium alloy (LM6) street lamp has been analysed. The results have been compared to the new housing lamp made of aluminium alloy (Al Si12Cu1{Fe}). The methodology used to calculate life cycle inventory and environmental impact is BEES V4.07 and Ecoinvent V3 was used as reference since it is the most updated database. The results show that the reworked aluminium lamp has an environmental impact of 2.38 pts and compared to that of alloy (Al Si12Cu1{Fe}) which has an impact of 2.56 pts. The first major factor is that the housing remanufacturing process does not consider the primary production processes of mining, extraction and casting. The new housing includes the primary production processes and casting thus impacting heavily on the environment. The second major factor that contributes to the lower impact of the remanufactured housing than the new housing is the low energy use since the housing is not remanufactured by re-casting which is basically a re-cycling process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable and Sustainable Energy Developments Beyond 2030
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection
EditorsAbdul Ghani Olabi
Place of PublicationPaisley
PublisherUniversity of the West of Scotland
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-903978-60-3
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2018
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection: SEEP 2018 - University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 May 201811 May 2018
Conference number: 11
http://www.seep2018.uws.ac.uk/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection
Abbreviated titleSEEP 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley
Period8/05/1811/05/18
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Keywords

  • life cycle analysis
  • aluminium housing
  • light emitting diode
  • high pressure sodium

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    Chinombo, M., Vichare, P., & Cheung, W. M. (2018). Comparison of environmental life cycle analysis of aluminium alloy (LM 6) street light housing and aluminium alloy (AL Si12Cu1{Fe}) housing. In A. G. Olabi (Ed.), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Developments Beyond 2030: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (Vol. 1, pp. 7-12). University of the West of Scotland.