A discussion on the resource circulation strategy of the refrigerator

Citation
Y. Kondo et al., A discussion on the resource circulation strategy of the refrigerator, RESOUR CON, 33(3), 2001, pp. 153-165
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology,"Environmental Engineering & Energy
Journal title
RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING
ISSN journal
0921-3449 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
153 - 165
Database
ISI
SICI code
0921-3449(200110)33:3<153:ADOTRC>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
In order to discuss the optimal resource circulation strategy of refrigerat ors, actual resource recovery experiments and a life-cycle simulation were carried out. The combined processing of disassembly and shredding had the m ost high recovery rate, more than 80 wt.% of a refrigerator, while the disa ssembly can recover only 30 wt.% of components as a re-usable component. An alternative strategy, the elongation of life span, had a good performance in improving the resource circulation characteristics. The two-life scenari o can decrease the environmental load by twice that of the conventional rec ycling scenario. However, the elongation of life span does not become a suc cessful resource circulation strategy until the old refrigerator was up-gra ded to a low-energy consumption type after one life-span running. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science BN. All rights reserved.