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Grouping of Used Products for Cellular Recycling Systems

Authors
Journal
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
0007-8506
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
44
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0007-8506(07)62264-1
Keywords
  • Group Technology
  • Fuzzy
  • Disassembly
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Logic
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents an approach to recycling system planning for used products at their end-of-life phase. We focused on the design of cellular recycling systems by using group technology. Current approaches employ design and process attributes for group formation in manufacturing. The recycling process of a product, however, is characterized by uncertainties due to usage influences on the product. We introduce in this paper usage attributes in addition to those mentioned above. In order to consider the usage attributes, fuzzy-set theory is applied. The approach is illustrated by designing a cellular system for the recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) from used monitors and TV sets.

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