(116a) Lawrence K. Cecil Award Winner Presentation: "Life-Cycle-Based Multiscale Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Industry 4.0"
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
In this presentation, the challenges in the research on life-cycle-based multiscale sustainability as well as the opportunities provided by Industry 4.0 technologies will be discussed. In particular, the potentials of IIoT-assisted, Digital Twin-enabled technologies will be exploited. We will show that a data and information rich environment by these technologies can greatly facilitate the realization of multi-life-cycle-stage dynamic sustainability assessment and decision making at multiple length-time scales of the system under investigation. We will introduce a preliminary framework of the life-cycle-based, digital-twin-enabled multiscale sustainability. A few case studies on sustainable surface coating/finishing will demonstrate some methodological efficacy.