Marginal emissions and variation across models: Life-cycle assessment of a television

Valerie Thomas, Reggie Caudill, Devendra Badwe

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Abstract

By evaluating two environmental aspects of televisions - lifecycle energy use and the impact of the lead in the cathode ray tube, we explore practical approaches to lifecycle assessment. Specifically, comparing the environmental impacts of different models is easier and more informative than trying to assess the environmental significance of the average impact in absolute terms. By examining the differences in energy use of similar models of televisions, we find that energy use among similar televisions varies widely. In addition, we introduce the concept of marginal emissions, and explore the application of this concept to the impact of lead from television cathode ray tube screens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages48-53
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE - Oak Brook, IL, USA
Duration: May 4 1998May 6 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE
CityOak Brook, IL, USA
Period5/4/985/6/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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