Ecodesign concept case studies: Cu in electric motor and Ni in waste incinerator

Tarja Laitinen, Erja Turunen, Olli Salmi, Kari Tammi, Ulla-Maija Mroueh, Päivi Kivikytö-Reponen

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    Abstract

    VTT has implemented the demand of energy and resource efficiency in the framework of Ecodesign concept covering the whole material life cycle from material sources to material design and manufacturing, component life time optimisation and finally recycling concepts. The vision of the virtually supported Ecodesign concept is to create optimized and efficient machine and device components regarding their whole lifecycle by evolving multiscale modelling. In this presentation we will introduce our development work within our Ecodesign concept by giving two case examples including Cu flow in electrical motor and Ni flow in waste incinerator. In the first case we will discuss raw material scarcity based design criteria, technological challenges and possibilities of Cu substitution and finally energy efficiency in system level. In the latter we will discuss multiscale modelling approach starting from raw materials and new design criteria regarding performance, life time, maintenance strategies and energy efficiency in system level operation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMRS Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationSymposium D/G - Materials for Sustainable Development — Challenges and Opportunities
    PublisherMaterials Research Society
    Pages79 - 84
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2012 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit - Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Duration: 25 Nov 201230 Nov 2012

    Publication series

    SeriesMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
    Volume1492
    ISSN0272-9172

    Conference

    Conference2012 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston, Massachusetts
    Period25/11/1230/11/12

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