Integrated Development of Chemical Processes: Design and Decision Tools

Research Project , Research Report 2001

Masahiko HIRAO Dept. of Chemical System Engineering, the University of Tokyo(Research Partners)
Gregory J. McRae Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Konrad Hungerbuhler Chemical Engineerign Dept., Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Switzerland


We proposed a framework for scenario-based LCA to support decision-making in sustainable process design activities considering environmental effect. Especially, a methodology to construct a life cycle model to evaluate process with chemical reaction was clearly defined. This new gramework enables us to consider the environmental effect of product life cycle concurrently with process design.


process design, Scenario-based LCA, Dynamic LCA, Process evaluation