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dc.contributor.authorRidaura Aldana, Gregorio
dc.contributor.authorLlorens-Cervera, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorBuj Corral, Irene
dc.contributor.authorRiba Romeva, Carles
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.identifier.citationRidaura, G., Llorens-Cervera, S., Carrillo, C., Buj, I., Riba Romeva, C. A Conceptual Tool for the Implementation of the Circular Economy Emissions Reuse Closed Loops through Process Equipment. "Sustainability", 27 Octubre 2018, vol. 10, núm. 11.
dc.description.abstractNowadays industry is immersed in a transition to the Circular Economy (CE) as a way to achieve resource efficiency in production processes. However, the implementation of CE closed loops is still in an initial phase and it focuses mainly on the recycling of components of products instead of the reuse of emissions. The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility of accelerating the transition of the CE in production processes through a conceptual tool that allows the possibility of evaluating the reuse of emissions between the equipment involved in a process. The Environmental Analysis of Relations of Coexistence of the Equipment (EARC) tool is a novelty in the implementation of the CE emissions reuse closed loops at the company level. The EARC tool focuses on the identification and analysis of the equipment involved in a process and in the material inputs and emissions outputs of each of its operations with the objective of evaluating the possibility of reusing emissions among them. This paper presents a conceptual tool as the basis for the development of a redesign methodology for the reuse of emissions in production processes with the objective of reducing the consumption of resources and the generation of emissions as well as the reduction of production costs.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Enginyeria ambiental::Tractament d'emissions i olors
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria mecànica::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshCircular Economy
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental engineering
dc.subject.otherCircular economy closed loops
dc.subject.otherCleaner production
dc.subject.otherReuse of emissions in equipment
dc.titleA Conceptual Tool for the Implementation of the Circular Economy Emissions Reuse Closed Loops through Process Equipment
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria ambiental
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria sostenible
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. TECNOFAB - Grup de Recerca en Tecnologies de Fabricació
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CDEI-DM - Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials-Dinàmica de Màquines
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorRidaura, G., Llorens-Cervera, S., Carrillo, C., Buj, I., Riba Romeva, C.

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