Nowadays, companies are looking for new sustainable design alternatives that improve their original processes.To assesst he best designalternative, economic aspects have been the preferred indicators. However, environmental and social concerns should also be included in the decision process so that truly sustainable design alternatives can befound.This work proposes a framework,called ‘Techno-Economic Sustainability Environmental Impact Diagnosis’ (TESED) that allows users to assess chemical/biochemical processes in a product oriented analysis.TESED is asystematic and generic approach that can be applied to any product/processes combination.Bioethanol production was the case-study selected to high light the TESED framework. Two production processes using two different feedstocks, hardwood chips and cassava rhizome,have been analysed.
|Book series||Computer Aided Chemical Engineering|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 15 Jun 2014 → 18 Jun 2014
|Conference||24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering|
|Period||15/06/2014 → 18/06/2014|