Hierarchical estimation of sustainability-potential: Application to the manufacture of vinyl chloride

Tengyan Zhang, L. T. Fan, Jiahong Liu, John R. Schlup, Paul A. Seib, Ferenc Friedler, Botond Bertok

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Abstract

A hierarchical approach is presented to estimate the sustainability- potential of the alternative synthetic routes for a chemical to be manufactured. The notion of sustainability-potential is a generalization of the notion of profit-potential,1 the estimation of which renders it possible to screen out economically non-viable processes derived from the alternative synthetic routes at the earliest stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period11/4/0711/9/07

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Keywords

  • Available energy
  • Chemical process
  • Exergy
  • P-graphs
  • Profit-potential
  • Sustainability-potential
  • Synthetic routes
  • Toxicity index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Zhang, T., Fan, L. T., Liu, J., Schlup, J. R., Seib, P. A., Friedler, F., & Bertok, B. (2007). Hierarchical estimation of sustainability-potential: Application to the manufacture of vinyl chloride. In 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings).