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1st Edition

Sustainable Product Design and Development

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ISBN 9780367343217
December 1, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
248 Pages - 47 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book outlines the process of sustainable product design and development. Design guidelines that contribute to prolonging the life of a product and minimizing its environmental impact are presented. Specifically, these guidelines enable product design for particular end of life (EOL) objectives such as reuse, recycling and remanufacturing. The book also presents mathematical models that would help the designer determine the cost of designing sustainable products. This cost can be computed early during the design stage of a product.

The book presents different ways and means by which a product can address all three pillars of sustainability, i.e.: environmental conservation, social sustainability and economic sustainability.

Various case studies are incorporated in different chapters as deemed appropriate. Case studies on designing products for assembly, disassembly and remanufacturing have been presented in respective chapters. The book also provides an overview of global environmental legislations to help the reader grasp the importance of waste management and sustainable product design.

This book will be of interest to professionals, engineering students, environmental scientists and those in the business environment.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Environmental Legislations. 3. Design for Disassembly. 4. Design for Assembly. 5. Design for Maintenance. 6. Costing for Sustainable Product Design.

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Anoop Desai is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Southern University. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. His areas of research interest include Product Development, Design for Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Quality control and Engineering Economic analysis.

Dr. Desai is the author of "Production Economics: Evaluating Costs of Operations in Manufacturing and Service Industries", "Product Development: A Structured Approach to Consumer Product Design, Development and Manufacture", "Fundamentals of Work measurement: What Every Engineer Should Know" and "Global Sustainability and Innovation (Edited)."

Dr. Desai is also the author of thirty journal papers mainly focusing on the area of Design for X, environment conscious design and manufacturing and the economics of production processes.  He is one of Elsevier Science's most cited authors.

Anil Mital is a retired Professor of Manufacturing Design and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was also the former Professor and Director of Industrial Engineering and a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mital is the founding Editor-in- Chief Emeritus of Elsevier’s International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics and is the founding Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering ― Theory, Applications, and Practice. Dr. Mital has authored and coauthored nearly 500 publications, including 200 journal articles and 23 books. He has made over 200 technical presentations in various parts of the world. He frequently conducted seminars in different countries on a wide range of topics, such as work design, engineering economy, facilities planning, human-centered manufacturing, ergo- nomics, and product design. Dr. Mital is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He also is a recipient of IIE’s David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, HFES’s Paul M. Fitts Educational Award, and the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Ralph Teetor Educational Award. Dr. Mital has been recognized by the Engineering Economy Division of IIE through its Eugene Grant Award and by the Society of Work Sciences through its M. M. Ayoub Award.