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The energy consumption and environmental impacts of a color TV set in China

TitleThe energy consumption and environmental impacts of a color TV set in China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFeng C, Ma XQ
Journal TitleJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume17
Pages13-25
KeywordsColor TV set, Energy consumption, environmental impacts, Life cycle assessment
AbstractThe present study analyses the different processes followed during color TV set production along with the energy consumption and the environment emissions in each stage. The purpose is to identify "hot-spots", i.e. parts of the life cycle important to the total environmental impact. The analysis is performed using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, which is a method used to identify and quantify in the environmental performance of a process or a product from "cradle to grave". LCA methodology provides a quantitative basis for assessing potential improvements in the environmental performance of a system throughout the life cycle. The system investigated includes the production of manufacturing materials, transport of manufacturing materials, color TV set manufacturing, transport of color TV sets, use of color TV sets, discarding color TV sets and partial plastic waste energy utilization. The environmental burdens that arise from color TV sets are mainly due to air emissions derived from fossil fuel utilization.
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VFX-4SDNG1P-1/2/9c42babbcfd75ee73aa7bad6771cda32
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