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Life cycle assessment in SMES: a fuzzy approach
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Paper Abstract

Life Cycle assessment is becoming a successful methodology for improving products and processes design from the environmental viewpoint. However, important difficulties can be already found when applying the methodology in SMEs. In this paper, a software application for simplifying LCA in SMEs is proposed. The streamlining takes place in the assessment phase, where qualitative and quantitative inputs are introduced in a fuzzy inference system, for assessing the level of impacts provoked by evaluating a set of predefined fuzzy rules. These rules have been developed by a group of experts in Chemical Engineering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4569, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II, (11 February 2002);
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Beatriz A. Gonzalez, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)
Belarmino Adenso-Diaz, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4569:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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