Abstract

This paper outlines the background of Life-Cycle Inventory/ Life-Cycle Assessment (LCI/LCA) and reviews an undergraduate design project in progress at the University of Missouri - Rolla (UMR) comparing LCI/LCA of steel products with similar products produced from competing materials. GaBi 4 LCI/LCA software is being used to model LCI/LCA with a demonstration of the use of the software for a typical steelmaking operation.1 Future research utilizing the LCI/LCA methodology is being applied to compare the environmental impact of steel products to other alternative engineering materials. This work involves 13 undergraduate students working in four design teams under a FeMET design grant provided by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Sponsor(s)

American Iron and Steel Institute
Association for Iron & Steel Technology

Keywords and Phrases

GaBi 4 Software; Energy Consumption; Green House Gas; Life-Cycle Analysis; Life-Cycle Inventory; Steel Making

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), All rights reserved.

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