Sustainable and Innovative Solutions through an Integrated Systematic Framework

Nipun Garg, Georgios M. Kontogeorgis, John M. Woodley, Rafiqul Gani

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Chemical and related industries need to find more sustainable and innovative processes, as due to rising environmental concerns and strict governmental policies it is no longer sufficient for the synthesized-design processes to be just profitable and operable. Process intensification as an integrated part of process synthesis design methods has the potential to determine more sustainable and innovative solutions. In this paper, an integrated and systematic framework based on a generic 3-stage approach to perform sustainable process synthesis, design and intensification is presented. The database and algorithms in the framework have been extended to be applicable over a wide range of applications and have been validated through a case study for the production of biosuccinic acid. In this case study, a novel superstructure of alternatives has be engenerated to identify the optimal processing route followed by the application of anextended phenomena based synthesis-intensification step to generate non-trade off, more sustainable and intensified solutions for the production of bio succinic acid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering – PSE 2018
EditorsMario R. Eden, Marianthi G. Ierapetritou, Gavin P. Towler
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-444-64241-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018) - San DIego, United States
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018


Conference13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan DIego
SeriesComputer Aided Chemical Engineering


  • Generic methodology
  • Process Intensification
  • Sustainable solutions


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