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

Paper:

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

Received:
September 15, 2008
Accepted:
November 20, 2008
Published:
January 5, 2009
Keywords:
environmental burden, life cycle assessment, machine tool, end mill operation
Abstract

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:
H. Narita and H. 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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