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LIFE CYCLE DESIGN OF A FUEL TANK SYSTEM

Citation:

Keopleian, G. LIFE CYCLE DESIGN OF A FUEL TANK SYSTEM. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-97/118 (NTIS PB98-117856), 1997.

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Description:

This life cycle design (LCD) project was a collaborative effort between the National Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Michigan, General Motors (GM), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The primary objective of this project was to apply life cycle design tools to guide the improvement of fuel tank systems. Two alternative fuel tank systems used in a 1996 GM vehicle line were investigated: a multi-layer high density poly-ethylene (HOPE) tank system, and a steel tank system. The design analysis included a life cycle inventory (LCI) analysis, performance analysis and preliminary life cycle cost analysis. The scope of the LCI study encompassed materials production, the manufacturing processes for each tank system, the contribution of each tank system to the use phase burdens of the vehicle, and the end-of-life management processes based on the current vehicle retirement infrastructure.

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LIFE CYCLE DESIGN OF A FUEL TANK SYSTEM

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SUMMARY)
Product Published Date: 12/01/1997
Record Last Revised: 08/13/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 115148

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH