As the pressure on chemical and biochemical processes to achieve a more sustainable performance increases, the need to define a systematic and holistic way to accomplish this is becoming more urgent. In this chapter, a multilevel computer-aided framework for systematic design of more sustainable chemical processes is presented. The framework allows the use of appropriate computer-aided methods and tools in a hierarchical manner according to a developed work flow for a multilevel criteria analysis that helps generate competing and more sustainable process design options. The application of the framework as well as the related computer-aided methods and tools are highlighted through a case study involving the production of bioethanol from various renewable raw materials.
|Title of host publication||Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability|
|Editors||Jiří Jaromír Klemeš|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Loureiro da Costa Lira Gargalo, C., Chairakwongsa, S., Quaglia, A., Sin, G., & Gani, R. (2015). Methods and tools for sustainable chemical process design. In J. J. Klemeš (Ed.), Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability (pp. 277-321). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-799968-5.00009-9