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Industrial environmental performance evaluation - Comparison and sensitivity analysis

S Shokravi, AJR Smith, CR Burvill, S Maheswararajah

iEMSs 2012 - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society | Published : 2012

Abstract

Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) methods provide an objective numerical measurement for understanding the environmental impact of industrial activities. Currently available methods have the following drawbacks: first, most of them do not provide a single measure, this results in multiple incomplete and inaccurate measures that are not compatibly interpretable. Second, they only consider a limited number of environmental impacts for subsequent evaluation. Third, they ignore the uncertainties involved in the industrial process; e.g. random data or incomplete data collection. In this paper, a new method is used to compare three different designs of formaldehyde production process. The..

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