Identification of “hotspots” of materials and processes
Water and energy are two of the most important factors in manufacturing. Since, we live in a world where consumer needs and therefore industrial production are increasing, it is essential to create process with less water, energy and resources consumption to reduce environmental footprint. Life cycle assessment can be used to spot the processes or materials that have high impact on the environment. Therefore, these “hotspots” of materials and processes can create an opportunity for process optimization by designing new more environmentally-friendly solutions.