Maintenance as a Cornerstone for the Application of Regeneration Paradigm in Systems Lifecycle

  • Laëtitia DiezEmail author
  • Pascale Marangé
  • Frédérique Mayer
  • Eric Levrat
Conference paper


The circular economy is an economy, firstly, considering the natural resources as finite and the non-existence of waste, secondly, assimilating the industrial system as a natural system and, finally, emphasizing the paradigm of regeneration. Nevertheless, this paradigm is not clearly defined and this paper aims to found it by proposing solutions to its implementation in the industrial world. The proposal is based on a comparison between the natural system and the industrial system by using the trophic organization model and their elements. Then, the maintenance process is seen as a key element of regeneration. Finally, the notion of nutrient is studied and taken into account in an industrial process.


Sustainable development Circular economy Regeneration System lifecycle Maintenance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laëtitia Diez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pascale Marangé
    • 1
  • Frédérique Mayer
    • 2
  • Eric Levrat
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS CRAN UMR 7039Université de LorraineVandoeuvreFrance
  2. 2.ENSGSI, ERPIUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance

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