Research on Carbon Footprint Analysis Model of Mechanical and Electrical Products from the Perspective of LCA

  • Hui Zheng
  • Yi-Fan Yan
Conference paper


In light of the carbon footprint of mechanical and electronic products distribution, based on the whole life cycle, the product carbon footprint analysis model is established, the product system boundary is determined, inventory data at each stage of the life cycle is collected and analyzed, Carbon footprint calculation model is set up, Gabi software is applied to calculate product carbon footprint. Through the establishment of model sensitivity analysis, the influence factors of the sensitivity of the product carbon footprint is calculated and the key factors are extracted. Therefore, the method can reflect the whole life cycle of real product carbon footprint and follow-up low carbon design with feedback guidance. Finally, the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method were verified by the example of a transformer.


Life cycle Carbon footprint Sensitivity analysis Uncertainty analysis Transformer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanical EngineeringTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Integrated Design and On-line Monitoring for Light Industry & Food Machinery and EquipmentTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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