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2013 Short Summer Course (2.50s): Energy, sustainability, and LCA

Back row (standing) (left to right) : Kotaro Kawajiri, Shaw Feng, Timothy G. Gutowski (Course Teacher), Paul Witherell, Yale Zhang, Chris Schaffner, Sudarsan Rachuri, Ronald Van Vilsteren, Danny Cunningham, Dusan Sekulic (Course Teacher), Nattaporn Lohitharn, Chris Bolin, Kevin Lyons, Aron Jazcilevich, Rayed Alwajeed, Swee Leong, Frank Riddick, Jorge Pina

Front row (sitting) (left to right) : Sahil Sahni (Teaching Assistant), Paul Mativenga, Bhavik Bakshi (Course Teacher), Shamim Ahmad, Madoc Sheehan, Kai Zhuang, Khalid Alammar

 

Download Daily Schedule

 

 

Course Lecture Slides

Day 1, Session 1 and 2

Introduction: Thermodynamic framework for materials production and manufacturing processes

 

Day 1, Session 3

Part (a) Introduction to LCA

Part (b) WSJ Cases Study

 

Day 1, Session 4

Defining a system for sustainability

 

Day 2, Session 5

Energy in a sustainability problem

 

Day 2, Session 6

Exergo-economics and Exergyenvironmental analysis

 

Day 2, Session 7

Cumulative exergy analysis

 

Day 2, Session 8

Lecture: Advanced life cycle assessment

Eco-LCA data files: 1, 3 propane-diol, biomass, fossil, and cups.

 

Day 3, Session 9

Applications of LCA

 

Day 3, Session 10

Design for Sustainability