A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/316278
Title:
A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand
Authors:
Nabhani, F. (Farhad); McKie, M. (Martin); Hodgson, S. N. B. (Simon)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute.
Citation:
Nabhani, F., McKie, M., Hodgson, S. N. B. (2013) 'A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand' International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing; 3 (1): 1-19
Journal:
International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/316278
DOI:
10.1504/IJSM.2013.058639
Additional Links:
http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=58639
Abstract:
Many small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are being forced to change the way they manage and dispose of waste. In part, this change has been due to the introduction of landfill taxes by the government, implemented to encourage companies to look at suitable and sustainable alternatives. This case study examines the application of key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor SMEs spent foundry sand (SFS) disposal over a one year period. Monitoring the KPI initiated a company investigation to reduce SFS disposal to landfill and promote its beneficial reuse. Several alternative methods for SFS reuse were examined and a successful partnership was established with an asphalt producer after it was established that SFS could be substituted for virgin sand in asphalt manufacture. In addition to providing cost savings, for both partners, the partnership enabled SFS to be beneficially reused with a potential extension of its useful working life to about 60 years.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
reclamation; casting; recycling; sustainable manufacturing; beneficial reuse; landfill disposal
Rights:
Subject to 6 month embargo, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed:30/04/2014]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNabhani, F. (Farhad)en
dc.contributor.authorMcKie, M. (Martin)en
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, S. N. B. (Simon)en
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-30T13:49:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-30T13:49:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing; 3 (1): 1-19en
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/IJSM.2013.058639-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/316278-
dc.description.abstractMany small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are being forced to change the way they manage and dispose of waste. In part, this change has been due to the introduction of landfill taxes by the government, implemented to encourage companies to look at suitable and sustainable alternatives. This case study examines the application of key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor SMEs spent foundry sand (SFS) disposal over a one year period. Monitoring the KPI initiated a company investigation to reduce SFS disposal to landfill and promote its beneficial reuse. Several alternative methods for SFS reuse were examined and a successful partnership was established with an asphalt producer after it was established that SFS could be substituted for virgin sand in asphalt manufacture. In addition to providing cost savings, for both partners, the partnership enabled SFS to be beneficially reused with a potential extension of its useful working life to about 60 years.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=58639en
dc.rightsSubject to 6 month embargo, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed:30/04/2014]en
dc.subjectreclamation-
dc.subjectcasting-
dc.subjectrecycling-
dc.subjectsustainable manufacturing-
dc.subjectbeneficial reuse-
dc.subjectlandfill disposal-
dc.titleA case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sustainable Manufacturingen
or.citation.harvardNabhani, F., McKie, M., Hodgson, S. N. B. (2013) 'A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand' International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing; 3 (1): 1-19-
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