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Some aspects on the sustainable process design in a timber mill using the design for manufacturability/sustainability

Sharma, Jaishneel and Ananthanarayanan, Rajeshkannan and Sharma, Arnit and Seenivasagam, Devi R. (2019) Some aspects on the sustainable process design in a timber mill using the design for manufacturability/sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, NA . NA. ISSN 1939-7038

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Process sustainability indicates the proper utilisation of technology to improve productivity, reduce cost as well as environmental impact in the industry. These attributes are vital for an industry to be continuously monitored in order to stand in the market for the long run. In this context, a timber mill has been chosen for a case study in the present investigation. The most produced product is targeted, and a complete audit is made from the product start to end in order to compile the data, which are then used for sustainability study. The sustainable analysis is made with respect to carbon footprint, energy consumption, water, and air impact. This study enables to know the target area to address; accordingly, the process design has been modified using the principles of design for manufacturability/sustainability. The proposed process model ensures production not only for the target product but also versatile for other different products that are produced in the industry. In addition, the proposed model reduces the energy required to produce the target product thereby reduces environmental impact and cost; on the other hand, it improves productivity as well.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Rajeshkannan Ananthanarayanan
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 02:46
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 00:31

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