Title

Product design for disassembly and bulk recycling

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1998

Abstract

The recycling of manufactured products depends greatly on the efficiency with which material can be separated from each other. For the long term, recycling can be made more effective by the design of products for greater use of disassembly and recycling. This requires the development of suitable product analysis tools to enable design teams to evaluate the ease of disassembly and recycling of alternative product concepts during the early stages of design This paper describes the development of product analysis procedures for combined disassembly and bulk recycling such that consequences of material selection upon the end-oflife recovery of materials can be investigated.

Publication Title

CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology

Volume

47

Issue

1

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