Cover of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering volume 24Authors: Maurizio Fermeglia, Gennaro Longo, Letitia Toma

Affiliations: International Centre for Science and High Technology, ICS-UNIDO, AREA Science Park, Bldg. L2, Trieste 34012, Italy and Molecular Simulation Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, Trieste 34127, Italy

Reference: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 24, 2007, Pages 1199-1204

Abtract: “The concept of sustainable development is a common one in the 21st century. The three important elements of the sustainability are: economy, society and environment. The chemical processes, which are directly connected with the economy, affect in different ways the environment and the society. The Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR Algorithm), the methodology developed by Cabezas with the goal of determining the potential environmental impact (PEI) of a chemical process, is used in this work as a decision support tool to choose the best environmental solution from different alternative design for a chemical process. The equations of the WAR Algorithm have been implemented in a standard computer code, CAPE OPEN, and the code was tested in different process simulators…”

DOI: 10.1016/S1570-7946(07)80224-0

Comments: the paper corresponds to a poster presented at ESCAPE 17, held in Bucarest, Roumania in May 2007. It represents the achievement of the work presented at the CAPE-OPEN 2017 Annual Meeting by the same team where demonstrations were made.