A comparative study on life cycle assessment of typical wood base furniture

Wang, S., Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869 and Zhu, S., 2016. A comparative study on life cycle assessment of typical wood base furniture. In: Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Engineering (ICSEEE 2016), Zhuhai, China, November 12-13 2016. Advances in engineering research, 63 . Amsterdam: Atlantis Press, pp. 634-640. ISBN 9789462522787

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The assessment of environmental performance was carried out to identify the environmental impact of three typical solid wood based furniture: A beech wood desk (P1), A white oak-and-fabric sofa (P2), A rubber wood wardrobe (P3). A field research of company’ s manufacturing plant was conducted in order to investigate the production process as well as collect the inventory data under assessment. Life cycle environmental impact were assessed throughout subjects’ life cycle by utilizing LCA software tool (Simapro) and Eco-indicator 99 method. The damage impact under study including three main categories: Ecosystem Quality, Human Health, Resources. The results showed that P1 has the smallest negative impact (22.1 pt) compares to P2(57.3 pt) and P3 (142 pt). Hot spots and key environmental processes were also identified. Moreover, key processes and impact categories as well as damage per unit mass had been addressed and analyzed respectively. Improvement alternatives were suggested to improve environmental performance of solid wood base furniture at the end of the article.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Wang, S., Su, D. and Zhu, S.
Publisher: Atlantis Press
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Date: 2016
Volume: 63
ISBN: 9789462522787
ISSN: 2352-5401
Rights: Copyright © 2016, the authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 21 Sep 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 08:34
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31653

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