Clean Process Advisory System (CPAS) Core Activities

EPA Grant Number: R825370C046
Subproject: this is subproject number 046 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R825370
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: EERC - National Center for Clean Industrial and Treatment Technologies (CenCITT)
Center Director: Crittenden, John C.
Title: Clean Process Advisory System (CPAS) Core Activities
Investigators: Baker, James R. , Barna, Bruce A. , Rogers, Tony N. , Radecki, P. P.
Institution: Michigan Technological University
EPA Project Officer: Klieforth, Barbara I
Project Period:    
RFA: Exploratory Environmental Research Centers (1992) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Center for Clean Industrial and Treatment Technologies (CenCITT) , Targeted Research


The goal of the CPAS Core Project is to bring design tools, developed in the Clean Process Advisory System Focus Area, to industry in the most useable form.


Specific aspects of this work include:

  • Sponsoring and attending national meetings to familiarize the industrial sector with efforts within the CPAS Focus Area.
  • Constructing a single program (front end) by which all CPAS design tools (including tools developed by strategic alliance partners, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), Center for Waste Reduction Technologies (CWRT) and other outside parties) can be accessed once installed on a personal computer. This front end should also provide a mechanism for transfer of data between CPAS tools.
  • Development of a CPAS business plan and framework for product distribution.
  • Release of a demonstration version of CPAS to provide information about current and future expected activities and software products.
  • Software release on a single set of media (floppy disks, or CD ROM) from a single source, as opposed to requiring users to request software from each individual investigator.


Maintaining a central node for distribution and coordination of design tools developed under the CPAS Focus Area is the most effective way to supply them to industry. Quick distribution in a consistent fashion will provide the greatest opportunity to realize pollution prevention benefits from the collective efforts of all CPAS investigators. The CPAS Core Activities project provides a central node of staff and resources for distribution of design tools.

Publications and Presentations:

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Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

CPAS, distribution, design tools, software., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Sustainable Industry/Business, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Sustainable Environment, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Civil/Environmental Engineering, computing technology, Civil Engineering, New/Innovative technologies, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, pollution prevention design tool, data sharing, Clean Process Advisory System (CPAS), Design for Environment, pollution prevention

Main Center Abstract and Reports:

R825370    EERC - National Center for Clean Industrial and Treatment Technologies (CenCITT)

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R825370C032 Means for Producing an Entirely New Generation of Lignin-Based Plastics
R825370C042 Environmentally Conscious Design for Construction
R825370C046 Clean Process Advisory System (CPAS) Core Activities
R825370C048 Investigation of the Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in a Simulated Countercurrent Moving Bed Reactor
R825370C054 Predictive Tool for Ultrafiltration Performance
R825370C055 Heuristic Reactor Design for Clean Synthesis and Processing - Separative Reactors
R825370C056 Characterization of Selective Solid Acid Catalysts Towards the Rational Design of Catalytic Reactions
R825370C057 Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing: Prediction of Processing Waste Streams for Discrete Products
R825370C064 The Physical Properties Management System (PPMS™): A P2 Engineering Aid to Support Process Design and Analysis
R825370C065 Development and Testing of Pollution Prevention Design Aids for Process Analysis and Decision Making
R825370C066 Design Tools for Chemical Process Safety: Accident Probability
R825370C067 Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing: Design for Disassembly (DFD) in De-Manufacturing of Products
R825370C068 An Economic Comparison of Wet and Dry Machining
R825370C069 In-Line Copper Recovery Technology
R825370C070 Selective Catalytic Hydrogenation of Lactic Acid
R825370C071 Biosynthesis of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Polymers from Industrial Wastewater
R825370C072 Tin Zeolites for Partial Oxidation Catalysis
R825370C073 Development of a High Performance Photocatalytic Reactor System for the Production of Methanol from Methane in the Gas Phase
R825370C074 Recovery of Waste Polymer Generated by Lost Foam Technology in the Metal Casting Industry
R825370C075 Industrial Implementation of the P2 Framework
R825370C076 Establishing Automated Linkages Between Existing P2-Related Software Design Tools
R825370C077 Integrated Applications of the Clean Process Advisory System to P2-Conscious Process Analysis and Improvement
R825370C078 Development of Environmental Indices for Green Chemical Production and Use