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Daniel Elduque   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Daniel Elduque published an article in May 2016.
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Patricia Gómez

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Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Unidad Académica Ecología y Biodiversidad Acuática, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior S/N, Ciudad Universitaria, D.F. México C.P. 04510

Carlos Javierre

12 shared publications

I+AITIIP, Department of Mechanical Engineering, EINA; University of Zaragoza, C/María de Luna, 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain

Judith Sarasa

8 shared publications

Ana Elduque

7 shared publications

BSH Electrodomésticos España S. A., Avda. de la Industria, 49, 50016 Zaragoza, Spain

J. Sarasa

7 shared publications

Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technologies, University of Zaragoza

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Article 3 Reads 2 Citations Influence of Composition on the Environmental Impact of a Cast Aluminum Alloy Patricia Gómez, Daniel Elduque, Judith Sarasa, Carmelo Pina,... Published: 25 May 2016
Materials, doi: 10.3390/ma9060412
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The influence of alloy composition on the environmental impact of the production of six aluminum casting alloys (Al Si12Cu1(Fe), Al Si5Mg, Al Si9Cu3Zn3Fe, Al Si10Mg(Fe), Al Si9Cu3(Fe)(Zn) and Al Si9) has been analyzed. In order to perform a more precise environmental impact calculation, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with ReCiPe Endpoint methodology has been used, with the EcoInvent v3 AlMg3 aluminum alloy dataset as a reference. This dataset has been updated with the material composition ranges of the mentioned alloys. The balanced, maximum and minimum environmental impact values have been obtained. In general, the overall impact of the studied aluminum alloys varies from 5.98 × 10−1 pts to 1.09 pts per kg, depending on the alloy composition. In the analysis of maximum and minimum environmental impact, the alloy that has the highest uncertainty is AlSi9Cu3(Fe)(Zn), with a range of ±9%. The elements that contribute the most to increase its impact are Copper and Tin. The environmental impact of a specific case, an LED luminaire housing made out of an Al Si12Cu1(Fe) cast alloy, has been studied, showing the importance of considering the composition. Significant differences with the standard datasets that are currently available in EcoInvent v3 have been found.
Article 5 Reads 1 Citation Influence of mechanical design on the evolution of the environmental impact of an induction hob Carmelo Pina, Daniel Elduque, Carlos Javierre, Eduardo Martí... Published: 28 April 2015
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-015-0890-y
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 6 Reads 0 Citations LCA Software for Engineering Training on Product Development Víctor Camañes, Daniel Elduque, Ana Elduque, Judith Sarasa, ... Published: 31 October 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-h003
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Environmental conscience has been growing gradually in recent decades. The market is demanding ecological actions over the products, and legislation is introducing ecodesign measures in products. Because of that, ecodesign is becoming an important discipline in engineering, to take into account the environmental impact of the product during its development, performing Life Cycle Assessment, but it is not still a common discipline in engineering. Training focused on LCA for product development is essential to introduce ecodesign between engineering students, who are not used to work with environmental concepts. The best tool for this training is LCA software to learn through the practice how to calculate the environmental impact of a design, and how this results can be used to improve their designs from an ecological point of view. This work presents the ECOTOOL, software designed to train engineers in LCA methodology. Current existing LCA software are not prepared to be used by untrained engineers, sometimes because they are difficult to be used due to large databases and the complex working environment, and sometimes they are extremely simplified, not sensitive to design modifications. ECOTOOL allows complete LCA performing with a working environment similar to other engineering tools, like professional CAD software, well known by engineers. It is provided with reduced databases, training helps, simplified results and an intuitive working environment to allow students to easily analyze the environmental impact of their designs and apply design actions to optimize it, at the same time they learn the concepts of LCA methodology. Comments to the editor: Thank you for your kind review. The claim that 'the market is demanding ecological actions' will be explained and justified in the paper, as there are links between European legislation and the environmental conscience in Europe. The expression "appropriate training" has been modified in the abstract to avoid misunderstandings. With “appropriate” we intended to mean that the training should be focused on environmental impact assessment for product development, and not just focused on environmental impact assessment in a scientific context, talking only about the calculation and the scientifically basis. For us, it is very important to focus the training in this discipline into a practical application, which is the product development, so products could be improved from an ecological point of view thanks to environmental impact assessment during the design process.
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