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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products What is Carbon Footprint? • Carbon Dioxide CO2 and other gasses which result from the burning of fossil fuels accumulate in the atmosphere which in turn increases the earth’s average temperature in kilograms (kg). • Carbon footprint acts as a proxy for the larger impact factor referred to as Global Warming Potential (GWP). • Global Warming is responsible for the loss of glaciers, extinction of species, more extreme weather, and other environmental problems. 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products What is Carbon Footprint? • Carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), which were induced by activities in a given time frame. • Amount of CO2 emitted by most common fuels: Each of the following activities add 1kg of CO2: • Operating a computer for 32 hours (60 Watt consumption assumed) • Production of 5 plastic bags...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.
- Winter '11