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Proposed framework for assessing the sustainability of membrane life cycle

Mahmood, Salwa and Mat Saman, Muhamad Zameri and Mohd Yusof, Noordin (2015) Proposed framework for assessing the sustainability of membrane life cycle. Procedia CIRP, 26. pp. 35-39. ISSN 22128271


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Developments in sustainability assessment tools are leading to an increased interest in sustainability assessment for products and services. Several sustainability measurement tools and fireworks have been developed. However, most of these tools only focus on environmental considerations while some of the frameworks only focus on governmental progress. In this paper, a comprehensive framework for assessing sustainability is presented. During framework development, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and fuzzy logic approach was applied. LCA determined the sustainability parameters and estimated the potential environmental impact from the membrane product. Next, the fuzzy logic approach was applied to deal with the qualitative and quantitative data. The proposed framework focuses on the evaluation of membrane products. However, the proposed framework can be adopted for other related products.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability assessment; framework; fuzzy logic approach; membrane; product life cycle
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:35
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:35
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9029
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