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Understanding decision making for reuse, repair, and refurbishment in the dismantling of end-of-life heating pumps

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Show simple item record Kopka, Jan-Philip Preut, Anna Hohaus, Christian 2021-06-17T10:05:19Z 2021-06-17T10:05:19Z 2021
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The research project “Resource Efficiency through smart Pumps” (ResmaP) aims at increasing the overall resource efficiency of heating pumps with their entire lifespan in mind. While the energy consumption of modern pumps is low compared to previous generations, the resource intensity of the products themselves is increased and the number of different materials used in the parts and components is higher than it previously was. One aspect to increase resource efficiency is prolonging the lifespan through software updates and remote maintenance processes. However, there are cases in which mechanical errors or other physical damage occur that require the exchange of a device. In these cases, the project aims at reusing and refurbishing parts extracted from reclaimed end-of-life pumps. Deciding how to proceed depends on information collected throughout the pump’s lifecycle and other factors such as the physical condition of the pump as well as the dismantling process itself resulting in a complex decision-making problem with several steps and decision points. Understanding the decision making for the cycle management process involves three steps: Mapping dismantling processes and identifying decision points helps to understand the processes involved and allows for the following step of Identifying decision problems. For each decision point in the process, the nature of the decision problem at hand is identified. A selection of decision support methods can be applied to support dismantling and recycling decisions and methods for each step. Finally, decision parameters the methods mentioned previously have to be identified and data requirements are derived. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4th PLATE 2021 Virtual Conference, 26-28 May 2021;
dc.subject refurbishment en_US
dc.subject recycling en_US
dc.subject decision making en_US
dc.subject resource efficiency en_US
dc.subject circular economy en_US
dc.title Understanding decision making for reuse, repair, and refurbishment in the dismantling of end-of-life heating pumps en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.31880/10344/10220
dc.contributor.sponsor Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) en_US
dc.relation.projectid 033R233A-C en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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