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Sustainable Development in the Process Industries: Cases and Impact -- An Overview of Real-World Examples

Originally delivered Jun 1, 2011
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This webinar presents highlights and insights from the recently published book Sustainable Development in the Process Industries: Cases and Impact (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), which describes case studies and real world examples of application of the principles of sustainability in the development and implementation of commercial projects. The overview includes sustainability metrics, byproduct synergy and industrial symbiosis, resource efficiency, regional integration, cleaner production, sustainable process integration, bio-based fuels and chemicals, bioleaching, as well as a historical review of the chemical industry and its role in responding to societal needs. The presentation weaves these themes together into a high level perspective on how sustainability principles have, and are being translated into, action.

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Joseph B. Powell

Joe Powell is Fellow and Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Shell's Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering since 2006. He has led R&D programs in new chemical processes, biofuels, enhanced oil recovery, and currently advises R&D for energy transition to a net-zero carbon economy. Dr. Powell is co-inventor on more than 125 patent applications (60 granted), has received AIChE / ACS / R&D Magazine awards for Innovation, Service, and Practice, and is co-author of Sustainable Development in the Process Industries: Cases and Impact (2010). Ph.D. U...Read more

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