Chapter 12 - Design for Environment

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Chapter 12 - Design for Environment
2013-12-10 21:26:58
ME 2024 Chapter 12 Design Environment DFE

Design for Environment
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  1. What are the stages of the product life cycle?
    • Extraction & processing of raw materials from natural resources
    • Production
    • Distribution
    • Use of Product
  2. What are the recovery options after a product can no longer be used?
    • Remanufacturing or reuse of components
    • Recycling of materials
    • Disposal
  3. What is sustainable development?
    Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  4. What are other names for Design for Environment?
    • Green design
    • Ecodesign
    • Sustainable design
    • DFE
  5. What three key areas of product design does the DFE method focus on?
    • Material chemistry
    • Disassembly
    • Recyclability
  6. What is the 1st step of the DFE process?
    Set the DFE agenda
  7. What is the 2nd step of the DFE process?
    Identify the potential environmental impacts
  8. What is the 3rd step of the DFE process?
    Set the DFE guidelines
  9. What is the 4th step of the DFE process?
    Apply the DFE guidelines to the initial product design
  10. What is the 5th step of the DFE process?
    Assess the Environmental Impacts
  11. What is the 6th step of the DFE process?
    Refine the product design to reduce or eliminate the environmental impacts
  12. What is the 7th step of the DFE process?
    Reflect on the DFE process and results
  13. What is the typical composition of a DFE team?
    • DFE leader
    • Environmental chemistry and materials expert
    • A manufacturing engineer
    • A representative from the purchasing and the supply chain organization
  14. For some products, the most significant impacts are found to be in the ___ stage.
  15. Many of the DFE guidelines relate to the ___.
    Selection of materials
  16. In the detail design phase, the ___, ___, and ___ are determined.
    exact materials specifications, detailed geometry, manufacturing processes
  17. What are the factors for each component in a product?
    • Material chemistry
    • Recycled content
    • Disassembly
    • Recyclability