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Abstract

A variety of mathematical programming or heuristic techniques are available for process synthesis and optimization. The question of process plants performance with regard to their environmental impact and safety characteristics is usually treated after plant design, synthesis and optimization has been completed. This situation is constantly challenged by increasingly stricter environmental regulations and public awareness about the adverse effects of industrial production. This work delineates the framework within which environmental objectives and constraints are internalized into industrial organizations and operations. The analysis includes product and process design, to material and technology choice, to product takeback and reprocessing. This multistep analytical methodology can be readily coupled with existing computer codes to provide a comprehensive tool for environmentally conscious design and synthesis. Examples of the application of this approach to selected novel processes are also given herein and its effectiveness is demonstrated.

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Authors: SARIGIANNIS D, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Sixth European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering, Rhodes (GR), May 26-30, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39754 ORA
Record Number: 199610671 / Last updated on: 1996-06-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en