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TitleUsing glass-fibre reinforced polymer composites in the production of sustainable water storage vessels
Author(s)Simões, C. L.
Vasconcelos, M.
Nunes, J. P.
Bernardo, C. A.
Keywordslife cycle thinking
life cycle assessment
LCA
life cycle costing
LCC
polymer composite
water storage tanks
Issue date18-Aug-2015
PublisherInderscience
JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Abstract(s)The present work focuses on the use of the life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC)methodologies to evaluate environmental and economic impacts of polymers and polymer composites materials and products. Initially a literature review is performed in order to assess the scope and limitations of existing LCA and LCC studies on these topics. Then, a case study, based on the production of a water storage glass-fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite storage tank, is presented. The storage tank was evaluated via a LCA/LCC integrated model, a novel way of analysing the life cycle (LC) environmental and economic performances of structural products. The overarching conclusion of the review is that the environmental and economic performances of polymers composites in non-mobile applications are seldom assessed and never in a combined integrated way.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/38389
ISSN1741-5209
0268-1900
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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