37-ME4211 - What is Total Energy Consumed • • Measure of the non-renewable energy sources associated with the part’s lifecycle in mega

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Unformatted text preview: What is Total Energy Consumed? • • Measure of the non-renewable energy sources associated with the part’s lifecycle in mega joules (MJ/kg) (MJ of energy needed to make a kilogram of product). Conversion of MJ to tCO2 depends on type of energy (oil, wind, solar, nuclear as they emit different amount of CO2). Thus, 1 MJ = 0.098 kgCO2 Impact includes: § upstream energy required to obtain and process these fuels § embodied energy of materials which would be released if burned § electricity or fuels used during the product’s lifecycle § Transportation? Efficiencies in energy conversion (e.g. power, heat, steam) are taken into account. ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ...
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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.

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