IJAT Vol.3 No.1 pp. 49-55
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0049


Analysis of Environmental Impact due to Machine Tool Operation

Hirohisa Narita and Hideo Fujimoto

Nagoya Institute of Technology
Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555, Japan

September 15, 2008
November 20, 2008
January 5, 2009
environmental burden, life cycle assessment, machine tool, end mill operation

The algorithm we propose calculates the environmental burden due to machine tool operations. The environmental burden analyzer we then developed determines the environmental impact of dry machining, minimum quantity lubricant (MQL) machining, and wet machining on the impact categories of global warming, acidification, eutrophication, photochemical oxidants, human toxicity, and ecotoxicity. We explain the features of impact categories as they relate to machining operations and discuss machining methods for lower the environmental burden of machine tool operations.

Cite this article as:
Hirohisa Narita and Hideo Fujimoto, “Analysis of Environmental Impact due to Machine Tool Operation,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3, No.1, pp. 49-55, 2009.
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