(661e) Shaping Technology Innovation: A Multistage, Multiscale Sustainability Assessment and Decision Support Framework
In this paper, we will introduce a framework for conducting comprehensive sustainability assessment and impact prediction of emerging technologies. The framework will be composed of a coherent set of concepts, propositions, principles, methodologies, and a tool that could assist organizations, researchers, and policy makers in shaping technology innovation for industrial sustainability. The framework has been tested through investigating new technologies for nanopaint design and nanopaint-based automotive coating manufacturing in highly sustainable process systems. Comprehensive sustainability performance comparison against current painting material and application will be presented.
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