Design, re-design and optimization of industrial processes
In today’s world, where economic and environmental issues arise, it is crucial to design and optimize industrial processes. Due to the depletion of resources and energy costs, industries are shifting towards more effective and environmentally-friendly processes. This requires continuous improvement through re-design and process optimization. Human activities and especially industrial activity are increased last decades creating tons of environmental issues and concerns (climate change, depletion of stratospheric ozone etc.). Creating a set of processes and practices in order to minimize environmental impact is vital for every business . Environmental engineering management has become a practice that every company uses in order to improve environmental performance in a cost-efficient way. At present, carbon dioxide footprint is an important measure of environmental assessment. Since product lifecycle starts from “cradle” where raw materials are extracted and ends at its disposal, products CO2 footprint estimation is essential tool for the design of a product.