EPA Science Inventory

Using GREENSCOPE for Sustainable Process Design: An Educational Opportunity

Citation:

Smith, R., G. Ruiz-Mercado, AND M. Gonzalez. Using GREENSCOPE for Sustainable Process Design: An Educational Opportunity. In Proceedings, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design, Cle Elum, WA, July 13 - 17, 2014. ELSEVIER, AMSTERDAM, Holland, 741-746, (2014).

Description:

Increasing sustainability can be approached through the education of those who design, construct, and operate facilities. As chemical engineers learn elements of process systems engineering, they can be introduced to sustainability concepts. The EPA’s GREENSCOPE methodology and tool, valuable in the evaluation and design of chemical processes, can be used to teach these concepts. This work describes example calculations of GREENSCOPE indicators for the oxidation of toluene and puts the indicators into context with best- and worst-case limits. The data available from the process is developed into understandable information which describes sustainability. Targets for more sustainable process designs are understood, and enhancements can be considered to improve designs, either for real-world processes or in an educational environment.

Purpose/Objective:

Describes how EPA's GREENSCOPE methodology and tool can be used in educational context to design more sustainable chemical processes.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Completion Date: 08/19/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/19/2014
Record Created: 08/19/2014
Record Released: 08/19/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 284201

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH