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Product and Production Development

MEMIMAN - Material Efficiency Management in Manufacturing

The MEMIMAN project primarily aims to improve industrial waste management in the metalworking and automotive industry. The idea is to assess how different future scenarios will affect industrial waste management, and then to incorporate this knowledge into the current waste management practice.

Concluded

Start

2012-10-01

Conclusion

2015-09-30

Main financing

MISTRA

Collaboration partners

Lund University, Alfa Laval, Concentric, DynaMate AB, Miljögiraff, Scania, Stena Metall Group, Swerea IVF, Volvo AB, Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Volvo Group Business Services Real Estate and Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Project manager at MDH

Lecturer

Marcus Bjelkemyr

+4616153624

marcus.bjelkemyr@mdh.se

Description of the project

The MEMIMAN project primarily aims to improve industrial waste management in the metalworking and automotive industry. The idea is to assess how different future scenarios will affect industrial waste management, and then to incorporate this knowledge into the current waste management practice. This will enable us to see patterns in waste management and to identify the limiting factor for each waste type.

The project is divided into four workpackages:

WP1: Future analysis and scenarios

WP2: Current state of industrial waste management

WP3: Development of improves waste management system (WMS)

WP4: Environmental assessment Planned results:

WP1: Report on waste management scenarios.

WP2: (1) a verified and published method for waste flow mapping with material efficiency for different material types and (2) tools for efficient industrial waste management. In addition maps of waste material and information flows in the participating companies will be delivered to WP3; the results will then be fed into the method and the tool.

WP3: a guide to changes in incentives, regulations, and business models towards improved recycling, as well as a model of obstacles in the residual material flow. This will be disseminated in a report and fed into the WMS-method.

WP4: a report on the assessed models and routes in relation to environmental impact using LCA and chemical risk assessment scoring method and chemical legislation for recycling of industrial engineering waste. The reports will be further advanced into scientific publications. Throughout the project at least one journal publication is planned for each work package, in addition to conference papers. Also, one licentiate and one doctoral thesis will also be presented by members in the project.