Keywords: dishwasher manufacturing, dishwashers, life cycle assessment, LCA, energy using products, FAHP, fuzzy AHP, analytical hierarchy process, China, environmental impact, resource consumption, pollutant emissions, environmental pollution, EUP directive, EU directives, European Union
Dishwasher's environmental impact analysis and improvement by addressing EUP directive in China dishwasher manufactures
To protect the environment, EU promulgated EUP directive which is more serious and complex than WEEE and RoHS directive. To help dishwasher manufacturers to follow the EUP directive well in China, the environmental impact of the dishwasher in the whole life cycle is systematically assessed based on CML method, and the environmental impact caused by detergent is not included. The impact on the environment caused by dishwasher is interpreted from resource consumption, pollutant emission and environmental impact. Finally, the work system of dishwasher is analysed, and the improvements measures are introduced.