Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes

Energy and Ecological Perspectives

  • Wen Li

About this book


 This monograph presents a reliable methodology for characterising the energy and eco-efficiency of unit manufacturing processes. The Specific Energy Consumption, SEC, will be identified as the key indicator for the energy efficiency of unit processes.  An empirical approach will be validated on different machine tools and manufacturing processes to depict the relationship between process parameters and energy consumptions. Statistical results and additional validation runs will corroborate the high level of accuracy in predicting the energy consumption. In relation to the eco-efficiency, the value and the associated environmental impacts of  manufacturing processes will also be discussed. The interrelationship between process parameters, process value and the associated environmental impact will be integrated in the evaluation of eco-efficiency. The book concludes with a further investigation of the results in order to develop strategies for further efficiency improvement. The target audience primarily comprises researchers and experts in the field, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Wen Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17364-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17365-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0541
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-055X
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