Application of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Process Index in Process Design
In this work a general approach for the flow and generation of potential environmental impacts through a chemical process is introduced. Sustainable process indexes (SPI) and Life cycle assessment (LCA) are powerful and general analytical tools. They help to identify more sustainable solutions in the process industries and assess their potential environmental impacts (PEI). In this work a process simulation model is presented as case study and analysed from an environmental impact perspective. It was built using the process simulation program: PRO/II â â of Simulation Sciences Inc.