Abstract

This paper presents a technique to analyze the efficiency of designing electronic products for the environment. The efficiency of each design is indicated using a Design for Disassembly Index (DfDI). DfDI uses a disassembly tree (DT) which relies on the product's bill of materials as its structural blueprint. DfDI can be used to compare the efficiency among alternative designs, identifying the best alternative for a product retirement plan. In addition, the index offers designers with an important measure to help improve future products.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Danvers, MA, May 11-13, 1999 (CD-ROM)

Keywords

design for disassembly index (DFDI), environmentally conscious products

Disciplines

Industrial Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

IEEE

Publication Date

1999

Rights Information

(c) 1999 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.

Rights Holder

IEEE

Click button above to open, or right-click to save.

Share

COinS