A systematic methodology for the synthesis of unit process chains using Life Cycle Assessment and Industrial Ecology Principles

The integration of environmental impacts in the conceptual process design procedure can be achieved by combining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools with flowsheeting software and process integration techniques. However, current LCI databases assume a given unit process chain for each product or waste, and do not allow for the systematic synthesis of the process chain minimizing the environmental impacts of raw materials or auxiliary flows, accounting systematically for the different alternatives and recyclings. This paper presents a methodology for systematically designing process units LCI database for the optimal design of integrated systems with a life cycle perspective.


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21St European Symposium On Computer Aided Process Engineering, 29, 1215-1219
Presented at:
21st European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering, Porto Carras Resort, Chalkidiki, Greece, May 29 - June 1, 2011
Year:
2011
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Elsevier Science, Reg Sales Off, Customer Support Dept, 655 Ave Of The Americas, New York, Ny 10010 Usa
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978-0-444-53895-6
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