end-of-life vehicle Articles

  • Managing the end-of-life of railway vehicles for resource recovery

    The railways transport has to be further implemented in the medium and long term to reduce traffic on the road and greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the paper was the analysis of the end-of-life (EOL) of rolling stock and the evaluation of its management taking into account the sustainable use of resources and the reduction of waste. Considering that, at present, the EOL of this sector has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU’s End-of-life Vehicle Rules Stuck in Neutral

    Against a backdrop of stagnant car sales and falling scrap metal prices, car makers and recyclers are gearing up for the implementation of the European Union’s end-of-life vehicle directive. Or are they? The European Union’s controversial end-of-life vehicle (ELV) directive comes into effect this month. But its passage from paper to practice appears to have stalled at a national level as car ...


  • Sustainable engineering management: end-of-life vehicles with recovery in mind

    Growth sustainability requires to lower pollution and raw materials consumption. The paper deals with car end-of-life recovery (reuse, recycle) regulation as new business issue, and outlines modelling and simulation paths, to assess problems in reverse logistics for items collection and process data management. The backward flow (from exhausted items, to useful provisions) is fostered to lower ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...

  • Managing end-of-life tires full report

    Globally, an estimated 1 billion tires reach the end of their useful lives on vehicles each year. Disposal of these end-of-life tires (ELTs) in an environmentally sound and productive way continues to be a high priority of the tire business. ...

  • New possibilities in recycling end-of-life tyres

    There are many innovative ways to give a new life to the end-of-life tyres - in a way which is profitable both to the waste handler and the environment. This introductive article gives a big picture about this relatively new business area. Recycling used tyres is a global challenge. In the United States alone, an average of 250 million tyres are discarded as waste annually. The figure is the ...


    By Tana Oy

  • A framework for extended end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recovery rate based on a sustainable treatment option

    This paper proposes a state-of-the-art decision-making support tool for recovery of end-of-life products, and more specifically for recovery of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). At present, the global ELV recovery industry is seeking to identify a proper treatment technology to recover the non-metal fraction of an ELV, and consequently, extend the ELV recovery rate above the typical value of 70% to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological modernisation theory and the changing dynamics of the European automotive industry: the case of Dutch end-of-life vehicle policies

    In this article, we use ecological modernisation theory to analyse environmental changes in the car chain. We do not intend to cover all environmental aspects of car production and consumption. The focus will be on the handling of cars in the waste phase. We are interested in the interaction between technology and policy. We argue that some technological developments in handling end-of-life ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Your Project Should Include Articulated Concrete Blocks

    During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs. To avoid the ...

  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles II

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles aims at the prevention of wastes from vehicles and at the reuse, recycling ...

  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles

    Untitled Document Introduction Starting from September 1999, Ökopol has been performing a study on heavy metals in vehicles which was commissioned by DG ...

  • Electrifying vehicles: A car and its drama

    By Elisa Wood July 15, 2010 Who will play the lead character in Who Revived the Electric Car?, the sequel that is bound to be made to the famous documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car?http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/.  Many are vying for the role: car manufacturers, battery producers, scientists and now the Obama ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Lithium Ion Battery testing for vehicles

    Introduction Lithium-ion batteries are used in many types of devices including over 60% of mobile phones and 90% of laptop computers. These batteries are inside iPods and iPads, as well as military and medical hardware. They are even powering pacemakers in the human body. However, the most significant growth in demand for Lithium-ion batteries is in the hybrid/electric vehicle market. This ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • A Bayesian decision support system for vehicle component recovery

    This paper presents a decision support system (DSS) whose core is based on Bayes' networks and influence diagrams that helps remanufacturers to choose the best product recovery option on the basis of the information provided by emerging technologies such as RFID tags and sensor networks. Such technologies can have significant impact on the effectiveness with which product information is generated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identification and assessment of vehicle seat adjuster sound quality

    In order to improve operating noise performance of a seat adjuster mechanism, benchmarking measurements were conducted in different cars for six and eight types of seat adjustment operation. The six types of operation include: seat moving up, seat moving down, seat front end up, seat front end down, seat rear end up and seat rear end down. The eight types of operation include: seat moving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new life estimation method for lithium–ion batteries in plug–in hybrid electric vehicles applications

    This paper presents a new approach to life estimation for lithium–ion batteries used in plug–in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) applications. A new framework for battery life estimation is developed which investigates the effects of two primary factors of battery life reduction in PHEVs applications, namely, depth of discharge (DOD) and temperature (Tbatt), under typical driving conditions, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Putting a price on deaths from vehicle pollution

    Outdoor air pollution kills more than three million people each year. “We can now estimate the cost of air pollution for the advanced and emerging economies of the world, including China and India,” says Rana Roy, consulting economist for the OECD ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Wind Tunnel Balance System for Vehicle Aerodynamic Developments

    In vehicle development steps, optimization of aerodynamic properties is often carried out in wind tunnel facilities. The vehicle is placed upon the measuring platform of the balance. The wind tunnel balance now allows the precise measurement of six forces and moments induced by the air flow. The HORIBA wind tunnel balance system can be equipped with a moving ground system which makes the air flow ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Versatile Auto Detailing Products for Super-Clean Vehicles

    Auto detailing equipment refers to highly advanced car wash systems that simplify the cleaning process and boost the end results with their innovative technologies. Reputable distributors now offer an exciting range of high-performance, durable and reliable auto detailing machines along with powerful chemicals. This wide range enables you to choose the right version depending on your specific ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Car Washer Machine for Cleaning Vehicle Interiors

    Vehicle interiors should be cleaned only with the best-quality car wash equipment. You would keep facing problems, such as frequent equipment malfunction and low productivity, with low-quality equipment. When purchasing car wash equipment, make sure that the machine is designed for commercial applications. Commercial car wash equipment offer the following benefits: Cleaning windows and ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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