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AIChE & A&WMA Web Forum: Practical Applications of LCA in Industry and Product Design

Originally delivered Jun 10, 2014
Source: AIChE
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    1.5 hours
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Life Cycle Assessment is a tool used in the field of industrial ecology to evaluate the environmental impacts of products or processes over their entire life cycle – from raw material extraction, manufacturing, use, and end-of-life management.

This webinar outlines the need for environmental tools such as LCA, provides an overview of the LCA process, and shows how results are being used in industry to make informed decisions on strategic planning, marketing, priority setting, and product or process design or redesign.


Brian Hilton

Brian Hilton joined the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 as a senior research engineer. He has over 20 years of experience in sustainable product design and holds 29 U.S. patents.

In various positions within industry, he has designed and developed products from concept-inception through fully-automated production successfully launching many products. As a part of the university, he is currently developing and using tools, such as LCA, to assist companies in creating economically and environmentally sustainable product systems.

He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering...Read more

Noah Meeks

Noah D. Meeks is a Research Engineer at Southern Company, one of the country’s largest electric utilities and an industry leader in electric power research and innovation. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Northern Kentucky University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Kentucky in 2012, under the direction of Prof. DB Bhattacharyya.

Since joining Southern Company after graduation, Dr. Meeks has led research efforts for environmental controls on coal-based electric power generation.  These include development of mercury sorbent...Read more

Anahita Williamson

Dr. Anahita Williamson serves as Director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In this role, Williamson leads NYSP2I’s statewide research and technology transfer efforts in pollution prevention, sustainable design and life cycle engineering. Anahita and her team provide comprehensive pollution prevention resources to companies across New York.

Dr. Williamson has extensive experience in the field of environmental engineering, including manufacturing process modification for improved material recovery and reuse, design...Read more

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