Sustainability assessment methodology for process and product design of appropriate technology for developing regions

William R. Croft, Jeffrey R. Seay

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Abstract

This contribution introduces a novel methodology for assessing the sustainability of appropriate technology based product and process designs in developing regions utilizing a simple computer algorithm. This methodology is necessary due to the fact that currently available sustainability metrics used for industrial products and processes are not applicable in developing regions. The novel methodology proposed will be illustrated through a case study involving a biofuel process in sub-Saharan Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Pages279-284
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume34
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

Keywords

  • Appropriate Technology
  • Developing Regions
  • Sustainability Assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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