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.
C. P. Buterbaugh et al., "Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emission Comparison of Steel Products with Other Materials," AISTech Proceedings, Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), May 2007.
AISTech 2007 (2007: May 7-10, Indianapolis, IN)
Materials Science and Engineering
Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center
Keywords and Phrases
GaBi 4 Software; Energy Consumption; Green House Gas; Life-Cycle Analysis; Life-Cycle Inventory; Steel Making
Article - Conference proceedings
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10 May 2007