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LCA Study and Comparison of Two Multispeed Blenders

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Bryant D. Hawthorne, Gaurav Ameta

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Paper No. DETC2011-48612, pp. 997-1002; 6 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 31st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Washington, DC, USA, August 28–31, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5479-2
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


Many Americans have a variety of small kitchen appliances. Among this collection a blender is typically present. The diversity of the blender selection is great and can range from economical to industrial quality. However, the average American is not in need of an industrial blender and leans more towards the economical approach. In addition, depending on the individual, a blender can go months unused. Therefore, environmental effects of a blender are mainly due to material extraction, manufacturing, distributing, and disposal. To the best of the author’s knowledge, there are no formal life cycle analysis (LCA) studies of a blender published in the literature. This paper describes a LCA of two economical blenders from the same manufacturer. This allows for a direct comparison between the LCAs to determine how the design changes and materials used contribute to environmental effects.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



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