Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact
Author: Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Depra
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-07-16
ISBN: 0128236043
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact Book Excerpt:

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact: Industrial and Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment covers trending topics on the environmental impact of systems of production, putting emphasis on lifecycle assessment (LCA). This methodology is one of the most important tools of analysis, as mathematical models are applied that will quantify the systematic inputs and outputs of the processes in order to evaluate the sustainability of industrial processes and products. In this sense, LCA is mainly a tool to support environmental decision-making that analyzes the environmental impacts of products and technologies from a lifecycle perspective. The emergence of ever-larger global issues, such as the energy dilemma, the changing climate and the scarcity of natural resources, such as water, has boosted the search for tools capable of ensuring the reliability of the results published by the industries, and has become an important tool in order to achieve sustainability and environmental preservation. Thus, lifecycle assessment (LCA), including carbon footprint valuation is necessary to ensure better internal management. Provides guidance on environmental impacts and the carbon footprint of industrial processes Features guidelines in lifecycle assessment to support a sustainable approach, along with quantifiable data to support proposed solutions Includes a companion website with slides and graphics to quantity environmental impact and other metrics of lifecycle assessment

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact
Author: Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Depra
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-07-20
ISBN: 0128234113
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact Book Excerpt:

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact: Industrial and Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment covers trending topics on the environmental impact of systems of production, putting emphasis on lifecycle assessment (LCA). This methodology is one of the most important tools of analysis, as mathematical models are applied that will quantify the systematic inputs and outputs of the processes in order to evaluate the sustainability of industrial processes and products. In this sense, LCA is mainly a tool to support environmental decision-making that analyzes the environmental impacts of products and technologies from a lifecycle perspective. The emergence of ever-larger global issues, such as the energy dilemma, the changing climate and the scarcity of natural resources, such as water, has boosted the search for tools capable of ensuring the reliability of the results published by the industries, and has become an important tool in order to achieve sustainability and environmental preservation. Thus, lifecycle assessment (LCA), including carbon footprint valuation is necessary to ensure better internal management. Provides guidance on environmental impacts and the carbon footprint of industrial processes Features guidelines in lifecycle assessment to support a sustainable approach, along with quantifiable data to support proposed solutions Includes a companion website with slides and graphics to quantity environmental impact and other metrics of lifecycle assessment

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability
Author: Jiří J Klemeš
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN: 0128022337
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process? Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods. This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability. Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators
Author: Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 1317200322
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides researchers and students with an overview of the field of sustainability indicators (SIs) as applied in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development. The editors have sought to include views from the center ground of SI development but also divergent ideas which represent some of the diverse, challenging and even edgy observations which are prominent in the wider field of SI thinking. The contributions in this handbook: • clearly set out the theoretical background and history of SIs, their origins, roots and initial goals • expand on the disciplines and modalities employed to develop SIs of various kinds • assess the various ways in which SI data are gathered and the availability (over space and time) and quality issues that surround them • explore the multiplex world of SIs as expressed in agencies around the world, via examples of SI practice and the lessons that have emerged from them • critically review the progress that SIs have made over the last 30 years • express the divergence of views which are held about the value of SIs, including differing theories on their efficacy, efficiency and ethics • explore the frontier of contemporary SI thinking, reviewing ante/post and systemic alternatives This multidisciplinary and international handbook will be of great interest to researchers, students and practitioners working in sustainability research and practice.

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability
Author: Subhas K. Sikdar,Debalina Sengupta,Rajib Mukherjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 3319427199
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This book is a state of the art treatise on what has been done so far on measuring sustainability for decision making. Contributions will appeal to engineers and scientists engaged in technology development, assessment, and verification. Researchers working on engineering sustainability are likely to get ideas for further research in quantifying sustainability for industrial systems. Concepts described can be applied across all scales, from process technology to global sustainability; and challenges and limitations are also addressed. Readers will discover important insights about simulation-based approaches to process design and quantitative measurement techniques of sustainability for business and technology systems. Most of the examples and case studies are from chemical enterprises but the methodologies presented could be applicable to any system for which quantitative data for indicators are available, and the choice of the set of indicators of sustainability are comprehensive.

Sustainability in Manufacturing Enterprises

Sustainability in Manufacturing Enterprises
Author: Ibrahim Garbie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 3319293060
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Manufacturing Enterprises Book Excerpt:

This book explores sustainability within manufacturing enterprises and examines the concepts and principles of this field. It also reviews the quantitative and qualitative tools available for analytic assessment. It presents a new framework for sustainable manufacturing requirements and discusses the implementation of sustainable manufacturing in terms of practices, indicators, and sustainability level assessments. The book also details the important conditions necessary for the conversion of existing traditional plants to ones with more sustainable processes. Chapters explore topics including the assessment of economic sustainability, social sustainability, environmental sustainability, sustainable manufacturing practices, and sustainability optimization. Serving as a reference for engineers, managers, and practitioners involved in manufacturing, this book will also be a valuable resource to students and researchers of industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, and operations management.

Handbook of Corporate Sustainability

Handbook of Corporate Sustainability
Author: M. A. Quaddus,Muhammed Abu B. Siddique
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1849807949
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Corporate Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Achieving corporate sustainability (CS) is one of the most difficult challenges facing organizations in the twenty-first century. This comprehensive Handbook examines the current status and future direction of sustainability frameworks and applications in the corporate environment. Internationally reputed scholars portray the frameworks of CS practices in contemporary businesses. They explore in detail these frameworks and the associated computer-based modelling tools that companies are using, or can use, to aid their decision-making with regards to CS and corporate social responsibility practices. The contributors expertly investigate the future direction of model-based applications in CS as well as related planning processes. This innovative and informative Handbook will provide a timely reminder to scholars, government agencies, international bodies, academics and practitioners that appropriate decision-making and a correct understanding of these complex problems are essential to the success of CS planning.

Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences

Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences
Author: Rubén O. Morawicki
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN: 0813817358
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences Book Excerpt:

Many books on sustainability have been written in the last decade, most of them dealing with agricultural systems, communities, and general business practices. In contrast, Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences presents the concept of sustainability as it applies to the food supply chain from farm to fork but with a special emphasis on processing. Structured in four sections, Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences first covers the basic concepts of environmental sustainability and provides a detailed account of all the impacts of the food supply chain. Part two introduces the management principles of sustainability and the tools required to evaluate the environmental impacts of products and services as well as environmental claims and declarations. Part three looks at ways to alleviate food chain environmental impacts and includes chapters on air emissions, water and wastewater, solid waste, energy, packaging, and transportation. The final part summarizes the concepts presented in the book and looks at the measures that will be required in the near future to guarantee long term sustainability of the food supply chain. Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences is aimed at food science professionals including food engineers, food scientists, product developers, managers, educators, and decision makers. It will also be of interest to students of food science.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2262
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0128047925
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability
Author: Andrew Y. C. Nee,Bin Song,Soh-Khim Ong
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN: 9814451487
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This edited volume presents the proceedings of the 20th CIRP LCE Conference, which cover various areas in life cycle engineering such as life cycle design, end-of-life management, manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, methods and tools for sustainability, social sustainability, supply chain management, remanufacturing, etc.

Sustainability Indicators in Practice

Sustainability Indicators in Practice
Author: Agnieszka Latawiec,Dorice Agol
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN: 311045050X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Indicators in Practice Book Excerpt:

The goal of sustainable development is to meet the socio-economic and environmental objectives without comprising the needs of future generations. Since the Rio Summit of 1992, the concept of sustainability has captured our imaginations and aspirations and efforts to develop its indicators have increased. A range of sustainability indicators have been developed within various socio-economic, environmental and cultural contexts- including biodiversity, economy, energy, water, land use and transport. Sustainability indicators are widespread in international development arena. They have become popularized among governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector and the wider public. Based on multiple cases across the world, this book explores opportunities and challenges associated with the practical application of sustainability indicators. The book reflects diversity of professionals of inter-disciplinary backgrounds covering contemporary issues within different socio-economic and environmental contexts. Each chapter presents practical examples of the merits and challenges of using sustainability indicators and draws conclusions and lessons learned. The book targets a range of audience from students, academics to development practitioners and policy-makers. The two editors of this book: Dr. Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec and Dr. Dorice Agol are inter-disciplinary scientists who both have experience in research at the environmental conservation and development nexus.

Chemicals from Biomass

Chemicals from Biomass
Author: Debalina Sengupta,Ralph W. Pike
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN: 1439878145
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemicals from Biomass Book Excerpt:

Chemicals from Biomass: Integrating Bioprocesses into Chemical Production Complexes for Sustainable Development helps engineers optimize the development of new chemical and polymer plants that use renewable resources to replace the output of goods and services from existing plants. It also discusses the conversion of those existing plants into facilities that are based on renewable resources that may require nonrenewable resource supplements. Relying on extensive reviews of biomass as feedstock and the production of chemicals from biomass, this book identifies and illustrates the design of new chemical processes (bioprocesses) that use renewable feedstock (biomass) as raw materials. The authors show how these new bioprocesses can be integrated into the existing plant in a chemical production complex to obtain the best combination of energy-efficient and environmentally acceptable facilities. This presented methodology is an essential component of sustainable development, and these steps are essential to achieving a sustainable chemical industry. The authors evaluate potential bioprocesses based on a conceptual design of biomass-based chemical production, and they use Aspen HYSYS® and Aspen ICARUS® to perform simulations and economic evaluations of these processes. The book outlines detailed process designs created for seven bioprocesses that use biomass and carbon dioxide as feedstock to produce a range of chemicals and monomers. These include fermentation, transesterification, anaerobic digestion, gasification, and algae oil production. These process designs, and associated simulation codes, can be downloaded for modification, as needed. The methodology presented in this book can be used to evaluate energy efficiency, cost, sustainability, and environmental acceptability of plants and new products. Based on the results of that analysis, the methodology can be applied to other chemical complexes for new bioprocesses, reduced emissions, and energy savings.

Sustainability of Products Processes and Supply Chains

Sustainability of Products  Processes and Supply Chains
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 0444634916
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability of Products Processes and Supply Chains Book Excerpt:

Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications presents the recent theoretical developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. It offers a platform for cutting-edge, holistic analyses of key challenges associated with computer-aided tools for incorporating sustainability principles and approaches into the design and operations of multi-scale process systems, ranging from molecular and products systems, to energy and chemical processes, and supply chains. Presents recent theoretical developments and applications on the interface between sustainability engineering and process engineering Offers cutting-edge, holistic analyses of key challenges associated with computer-aided tools for incorporating sustainability principles and approaches into the design and operations of multi-scale process systems Brings together the perspectives of leading researchers to stimulate innovative thinking in terms of sustainability

Sustainable Development in Practice

Sustainable Development in Practice
Author: Adisa Azapagic,Slobodan Perdan,Roland Clift
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2004-07-23
ISBN: 9780470856093
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development in Practice Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking text provides background theory on the concept of sustainable development (environmental, social and economic aspects) and presents a series of practical case studies on such topics as waste water management, air quality, solid waste management and renewable energy.

Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy
Author: Steven Cohen,William Eimicke,Alison Miller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN: 1118916395
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Policy Book Excerpt:

A complete guide to sustainability policy at the federal, state,and local levels Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a CleanerEconomy is a fundamental guide for public sector professionalsnew to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy,and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovativesustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements thatconstitute effective policy, and the factors that can help orhinder implementation and adoption. Readers gain insight intopolicies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels, in theareas of water, energy, material use, and waste management, and thereasons why local policies are often the most innovative andsuccessful. Discussion surrounding monitoring and measurementaddresses the lack of standardization, as well as the government'scritical role in leading the field toward generally acceptedsustainability metrics, while outlining the reasons why certainpolicies are more feasible than others. This book is an introductory resource, written in non-technicallanguage, and organized in a coherent manner that establishesfoundational knowledge before introducing more complex issues. Evenreaders with little background in sustainability will gain insightinto the current state of the field and the issues at hand. Understand sustainability in public and private enterprises,including the role of government and public policy Learn the current standing federal, state, and local policiessurrounding sustainability Discover what makes an effective sustainability policy,including measurement and evaluation metrics Explore the politics and future of sustainability, and thebarriers to change Sustainability is a hot topic in both the public and privatesector, with vocal advocates on both sides of every issue, sodeveloping effective policy is crucial. For public sectorprofessionals entering the sustainability field, Introduction toSustainability Policy & Management is a valuableresource.

Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable Engineering
Author: Krishna R. Reddy,Claudio Cameselle,Jeffrey A. Adams
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN: 1119493951
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Engineering Book Excerpt:

Comprehensively covers the definition, methodology, and current applications of the principles of sustainability and resiliency in every engineering discipline This book contains detailed information about sustainability and resiliency principles and applications in engineering practice, and provides information on how to use scientific tools for sustainability assessment that help engineers select the best alternative for each project or activity. Logically organized around the three pillars of sustainability—environment, economy, and society—it is a primary resource for students and professionals alike. Sustainable Engineering: Drivers, Metrics, Tools, and Applications offers numerous ways to help engineers contribute towards global sustainable development while solving some of the grand challenges the world is facing today. The first part of the book covers the environmental, economic, and social impacts associated with project/product development as well as society as a whole. This is followed by a section devoted to sustainability metrics and assessment tools, which includes material flow analysis and material budget, carbon footprint analysis, life cycle assessment, environmental health risk assessment, and more. Next comes an in-depth examination of sustainable engineering practices, including sustainable energy engineering, sustainable waste management, and green and sustainable buildings. The book concludes with a look at how sustainable engineering may be applied to different engineering (i.e. environmental, chemical, civil, materials, infrastructure) projects. Some of the key features of this book include the following: Provides a complete and sensible understanding of the important concepts of sustainability, resiliency, and sustainable engineering Offers detailed explanations of sustainable engineering practices in waste management and remediation of contaminated sites, civil construction and infrastructure, and climate geoengineering Presents a set of case studies across different engineering disciplines such as bio/chemical, environmental, materials, construction, and infrastructure engineering that demonstrate the practical applicability of sustainability assessment tools to diverse projects Includes questions at the end of each chapter as well as a solutions manual for academic adopters The depth of coverage found in Sustainable Engineering: Drivers, Metrics, Tools, and Applications makes it an ideal textbook for graduate students across all engineering disciplines and a handy resource for active professionals.

The Water Food Energy Nexus

The Water Food Energy Nexus
Author: I. M. Mujtaba,R. Srinivasan,N. O. Elbashir
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN: 1351649248
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Food Energy Nexus Book Excerpt:

Exponential growth of the worldwide population requires increasing amounts of water, food, and energy. However, as the quantity of available fresh water and energy sources directly affecting cost of food production and transportation diminishes, technological solutions are necessary to secure sustainable supplies. In direct response to this reality, this book focuses on the water-energy-food nexus and describes in depth the challenges and processes involved in efficient water and energy production and management, wastewater treatment, and impact upon food and essential commodities. The book is organized into 4 sections on water, food, energy, and the future of sustainability, highlighting the interplay among these topics. The first section emphasizes water desalination, water management, and wastewater treatment. The second section discusses cereal processing, sustainable food security, bioenergy in food production, water and energy consumption in food processing, and mathematical modeling for food undergoing phase changes. The third section discusses fossil fuels, biofuels, synthetic fuels, renewable energy, and carbon capture. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of the future of sustainability, including coverage of the role of molecular thermodynamics in developing processes and products, green engineering in process systems, petrochemical water splitting, petrochemical approaches to solar hydrogen generation, design and operation strategy of energy-efficient processes, and the sustainability of process, supply chain, and enterprise.

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action
Author: Beth Beloff,Marianne Lines,Dicksen Tanzil
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2005-10-13
ISBN: 0471755982
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action Book Excerpt:

"A highly informative and brilliant contribution to the growingsustainability literature." -Dr. Brian and Mary Nattrass Managing Partners of SustainabilityPartners and authors of The Natural Step for Business and Dancingwith the Tiger The goal of sustainable development, a recent focus in thecorporate world, is to "ensure a better quality of life foreveryone today and in generations to come." The challenge facingindustry leaders is how to reconcile economically competitivestrategies with environmentally sound and socially responsiblepractices. Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The ChemicalIndustry presents proven practical techniques to help managers inthe chemical industry identify and assess options for improving thesustainability of their organizations, with a pragmatic emphasis onoperational aspects, decision support, and guidelines for measuringprogress. Employing a systematic approach and introducing globallyproven problem-solving and decision-making tools designed toprovoke questioning and creative thinking, the authors address someof the most challenging issues for the industrial worldtoday. The authors' combined expertise and extensive experience intranslating sustainability strategies from theory into action makethem uniquely qualified to deliver the kind of hands-on, responsivebusiness solutions that will give corporate leaders the competitiveedge in preparing for tomorrow's socially and environmentallyconscious marketplace.

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing
Author: Jürgen Hesselbach,Christoph Herrmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2011-03-19
ISBN: 3642196926
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing Book Excerpt:

The 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2011 continues a long tradition of scientific meetings focusing on the exchange of industrial and academic knowledge and experiences in life cycle assessment, product development, sustainable manufacturing and end-of-life-management. The theme “Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing” addresses the need for engineers to develop solutions which have the potential to address global challenges by providing products, services and processes taking into account local capabilities and constraints to achieve an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable society in a global perspective. Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing do not only involve products or services that are changed for a local market by simple substitution or the omitting of functions. Products and services need to be addressed that ensure a high standard of living everywhere. Resources required for manufacturing and use of such products are limited and not evenly distributed in the world. Locally available resources, local capabilities as well as local constraints have to be drivers for product- and process innovations with respect to the entire life cycle. The 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2011 serves as a platform for the discussion of the resulting challenges and the collaborative development of new scientific ideas.

Sustainable Industrial Chemistry

Sustainable Industrial Chemistry
Author: Fabrizio Cavani,Gabriele Centi,Siglinda Perathoner,Ferruccio Trifirò
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN: 3527629122
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Industrial Chemistry Book Excerpt:

In recent years the need for sustainable process design and alternative reaction routes to reduce industry?s impact on the environment has gained vital importance. The book begins with a general overview of new trends in designing industrial chemical processes which are environmentally friendly and economically feasible. Specific examples written by experts from industry cover the possibilities of running industrial chemical processes in a sustainable manner and provide an up-to-date insight into the main concerns, e.g., the use of renewable raw materials, the use of alternative energy sources in chemical processes, the design of intrinsically safe processes, microreactor and integrated reaction/ separation technologies, process intensification, waste reduction, new catalytic routes and/or solvent and process optimization.