Chemical Process Design

Chemical Process Design - Methodology for the Design of...

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Methodology for the Design of Sustainable Chemical Processes
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Presentation Overview Design Sustainability Theories Debate Chemical Engineering Practice Design Methodology for Sustainable Chemical Plants
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Sustainability: large spatial and temporal scale Distance [m] 9 8 World circum--> 7 Sustainability ference 6 Environment 5 4 1 km 3 2 Health Safety 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [seconds] 1 hour 1 year 1000 yrs
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Sustainable Development social issues integrated with environmental considerations into a lasting and profitable long-term development’ HUMAN FOCUSSED by considering present and future generations EQUITY : a fair distribution of knowledge, wealth and power NATURE FOCUSSED by maintaining diversity and resiliency PRECAUTIO N: keeping the technology at its design characteristics MAIN THEMES environment: restricted development, carrying capacity economics: scarcity, internalizing externalities society: openness, precaution
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Sustainable Chemical Processes Human focussed I have a • integrated supply chain management dream robust for societal changes • introduces positive trends • meets the needs of now and the future Nature focussed • no energy from non-renewables • efficient use of amply available materials • efficient use of sustainable energy • no dissipation of mass into the eco-system • no irreversible disruption of ecological systems • possible global scale application
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