11 February 2002 Life cycle assessment in SMES: a fuzzy approach
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Proceedings Volume 4569, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455274
Event: Intelligent Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, 2001, Boston, MA, United States
Life Cycle assessment is becoming a successful methodology for improving products and processes design from the environmental viewpoint. However, important difficulties can be already found when applying the methodology in SMEs. In this paper, a software application for simplifying LCA in SMEs is proposed. The streamlining takes place in the assessment phase, where qualitative and quantitative inputs are introduced in a fuzzy inference system, for assessing the level of impacts provoked by evaluating a set of predefined fuzzy rules. These rules have been developed by a group of experts in Chemical Engineering.
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Beatriz A. Gonzalez, Beatriz A. Gonzalez, Belarmino Adenso-Diaz, Belarmino Adenso-Diaz, } "Life cycle assessment in SMES: a fuzzy approach", Proc. SPIE 4569, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II, (11 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455274; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455274

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