Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2A Page No.: 1071-1075 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

INVESTIGATION OF PARTS OF KICK STARTER ARM ASSEMBLY AND STAND ASSEMBLY FOR ENVIRON-MENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

 

Sharma Suman*1 and Manepatil Smita2

1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, TRUBA College of Engineering and Technology, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, SGS Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 10, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

The investigation of environmental impact of products and processes has become a key issue that has lead companies to investigate ways to minimize their effects on the environment. LCA is a means of deriving a quantitative evaluation of environmental impact of product design and thereby refining product quality and characteristics. In the race of industrialization and production of goods and services that enrich our life, it seems that we are usually least concerned about the most valuable natural environment that existed when the human civilization had begun. Now a day, using the two-wheeler becomes the necessity of day to day life and a major part of our society is using it in large quantity. This work deals with the investigation of some parts of product, i.e. ‘kick starter arm’ and ‘stand’ assembly of two wheelers for environmental impact assessment using scientific approach of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA analyzes total impact of product on environment from extraction of raw materials that go into product through manufacture. LCA method considered for this work is Environmental Design of Industrial Products (EDIP). It is observed that, as per the method used Eco-toxicity, human toxicity and global warming is more as compared to other impact categories.

 

Keywords : Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Inventory, Environmental Impact Evaluation, Emissions, Product, Parts, Investigation

 

 

BACK