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Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes by Heriberto Cabezas, Gerardo Ruiz Mercado

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Chapter Eleven

Strategic Sustainable Assessment of Retrofit Design for Process Performance Evaluation

A. Carvalho     CEG-IST, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract

Global markets have been facing an increasing competitiveness, leading to a dramatic intensification of the market pressures in terms of business sustainability. Businesses, through their industrial processes, urgently require retrofit actions for improving their sustainability performance. Therefore metrics intended to measure sustainability are critical to assess new retrofit designs. This chapter intends to present a literature review on the areas of improvement that should be assessed in sustainable retrofit design decisions. The most relevant areas of assessment of economic, ...

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