Sustainability in the Context of Process Engineering

Authors: 
Sengupta, D. - Presenter, Texas A&M University

Computational process design for sustainability using various available techniques is still limited to computer-aided design featuring process optimization of energy and material flow plus minimizing greenhouse gas emission and water conservation. Sustainable process demands more, such as minimizing the impacts from other harmful emissions, discharges, waste creation, economic, and societal impacts. With the recent wave of renewed interest in manufacturing efforts in the United States, sustainability of the process industry becomes all the more important. This presentation will focus on recent advances in process systems related sustainability assessment methods and the education of the next generation of engineers in this context. Advances in process design, analysis, sustainability measurement, indicators, interpretation etc. will be covered.

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