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Fall 2016 Semester
Aug 15, 2018
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ME 5645 - Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Explores environmental and economic aspects of different materials used in products throughout the product life cycle. Introduces concepts of industrial ecology, life cycle analysis, and sustainable development. Students work in teams to analyze case studies of specific products fabricated using metals, ceramics, polymers, or paper. These case studies compare cost, energy, and resources used and emissions generated through the mining, refining, manufacture, use, and disposal stages of the product life cycle. Debates issues in legislation (extended product responsibility, recycling mandates, and ecolabeling) and in disposal strategies (landfill, incineration, reuse, and recycling). Discusses difficulties associated with environmental impact assessments and the development of decision analysis tools to weigh the tradeoffs in technical, economic, and environmental performance, and analyzes specific case studies. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Mech & Industrial Engineering Department

Course Attributes:
GSEN Engineering

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
      Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Junior
      Senior
      Graduate

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