Methods and tools for sustainable chemical process design

Carina Loureiro da Costa Lira Gargalo, Siwanat Chairakwongsa, Alberto Quaglia, Gürkan Sin, Rafiqul Gani

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability
EditorsJiří Jaromír Klemeš
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2015
Pages277-321
Chapter9
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-799968-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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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