Authors: Amirmohammad Ghandehariun; Yousef Nazzal; Hossam Kishawy
Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, L1H 7K4, Canada ' Faculty of Science, King Saud University, PO Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia ' Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, L1H 7K4, Canada
Abstract: Consumption of natural resources and the pollution consequential to the life of technical products have caused major environmental concerns. Sustainable development in manufacturing industries offers a way for them to not only reduce the environmental impacts, but also improve the economic and social performance. A review of the literature on sustainability in manufacturing systems and processes is provided in this paper. This paper also presents a more detailed investigation of sustainability in machining. Environmental impacts of the machining system are evaluated and modern machining techniques for improving the sustainability performance of the process are presented. Finally, an analysis of the cutting process using thermodynamic concepts is provided. The ideas described in this paper facilitate achieving the objectives of sustainable development in manufacturing.
Keywords: sustainability; sustainable development; environmentally-friendly manufacturing; sustainable machining; exergy analysis; exergy efficiency; metal cutting; optimisation; sustainable manufacturing; literature review; environmental impact; thermodynamics.
International Journal of Global Warming, 2016 Vol.9 No.2, pp.198 - 228
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