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EPSRC Reference: GR/N08506/01
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE RECOVERY RE-USE & RE-CYCLING OF STRUCTURAL METALS
Principal Investigator: Clift, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Azapagic, Professor A Jackson, Professor T
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Aluminium Federation Ltd Int. Primary Aluminium Inst. Tata Group UK
Department: Engineering and Physical Sciences
Organisation: University of Surrey
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 September 2000 Ends: 31 December 2002 Value (£): 168,712
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Waste Minimisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Environment
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors Manufacturing
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The purpose of this project is to develop a framework for the integrated chain management of metal resources. The framework will analyse the whole supply chain from resource extraction and processing to use, recovery and recycling, to provide decision tools which will minimise the environmental burdens, resource depletion and costs associated with the demand for structural metals. The framework will draw on methodologies partly developed under two previous projects one on polymers, the other on material cascades . Two principal structural metals - iron/steel and aluminium - have been selected for study, but the framework should be capable of generic application to other materials. The project will start by compiling a detailed overview of the iron/steel and aluminium sectors in the UK, and estimate material flows to provide a map of the industrial ecologies of these metals. The associated environmental burdens and costs will then be quantified, adapting the approach which is now well established in Life-Cycle Assessment. This information will then be combined in a modelling framework to represent the flow of a metal through the supply chain. The model will enable users to explore possible scenarios for recovery and re-use of metals and examine their economic and environmental implications.
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