Tuesday, November 14, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Continental 6 (Hilton San Francisco)
#194 - Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Metrics (TE008)
In performing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), where extended supply chain comparisons of environmental effects are made between different processes or products that achieve the same function, there are two areas where continuing research is focused: inventory development and impact assessment. In this session presentations will describe the latest methods for achieving quality results in an efficient way. For inventory development, presentations will address the completeness and accuracy of flows, the methods used to acquire the material / energy flows, and the time to prepare the inventory. Impact assessment presentations will consider the range of metrics that can be used to evaluate inventories. Especially desirable are papers that present an advance in sustainability metrics, with particular emphasis on new, improved, and normalized metrics. The methods of inventory and metric development are key issues to be discussed during the session.
Chair:Raymond L. Smith
CoChair:Itaru Yasui
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:33 AMPhilosophical Background of Green and Sustainable Chemistry and Its Metrics in Japan
Itaru Yasui
8:54 AMLife Cycle Inventory - the Quality of Inputs
Michael Overcash, Matthew J. Realff
9:15 AMThermodynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Emerging Technologies
Yi Zhang, Bhavik R. Bakshi
9:36 AMNew Stochastic Simulation Capability Applied to Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (Greet) Model
Karthik Subramanyan, Urmila Diwekar, Ye Wu, Michael Wang
9:57 AMSustainability and Life Cycle Principles in Practice: Glaxosmithkline's Experiences with Flasc Tm (Fast Life Cycle Assessment of Synthetic Chemistry)
Concepcion Jimenez-Gonzalez, David Constable, Richard Henderson
10:18 AMMultiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Chemical Process Design
Karen High
10:39 AMControl Theory Applications for the Life Cycle Assessment of Improved Industrial Sustainability
Cristina Piluso, Yinlun Huang, Helen H. Lou

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