LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF DIRECT AND EXTRUSION SPINNING: A CASE STUDY


ALTUN Ş., AKAL SOLMAZ S. K. , ÜSTÜN G. E. , Kagnici I.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.27, no.2, pp.787-792, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.787-792

Abstract

This study assessed the status of direct and extrusion spinning in Bursa, Turkey. Sensitivity analysis of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods and dominant processes were conducted to validate the results. The results of this study increase the life cycle inventory database for Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fibre production, provide basic and necessary information for evaluating environmental impacts of international chemical products, and facilitate the decision making of policymakers regarding the establishment, reconstruction, expansion, or technological transformation of industries. However, the combined assessment of economic, social and management factors warrants further research to provide a more systematic and sustainable assessment.