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Product Variants Recycling Cost Estimation with the Use of Multi-agent Support System

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The article describes research on recycling-oriented analysis during product ecodesign. The study was conducted using a proprietary agent system operating based on the recycling-oriented product model. The analysis focused on a household appliance: an electric kettle. The authors developed a project of a new appliance and then created its geometric model in a CAD 3D system. Next, analyses were conducted to compare the recyclability of the appliance with different material and joint combinations. A total of 16 different variants of the appliance were designed within the project. Each of them was evaluated for its recycling parameters and cost of recycling.

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The results presented in the paper come from a scientific statutory research conducted at the Chair of Management and Production Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Poznan University of Technology, Poland, supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education from the financial means in 2017: 02/23/DSPB/7695.

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Dostatni, E., Diakun, J., Wichniarek, R., Karwasz, A., Grajewski, D. (2018). Product Variants Recycling Cost Estimation with the Use of Multi-agent Support System. In: Hamrol, A., Ciszak, O., Legutko, S., Jurczyk, M. (eds) Advances in Manufacturing. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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