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Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes by Heriberto Cabezas, Gerardo Ruiz Mercado

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Chapter Six

Sustainable Engineering Economic and Profitability Analysis

Y. Jiang,  and D. Bhattacharyya     West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States

Abstract

The four pillars of sustainability analysis are energy, efficiency, environment, and society. As energy and efficiency are automatically taken into consideration while performing economic sustainability analysis that is routinely done, special emphasis is provided in this chapter on environmental and social sustainability analysis. Even though there are a number of measures that have been proposed for evaluating environmental and social sustainability, the leading measures that can be evaluated at the design stage are discussed here. A number of issues in the existing approaches, ...

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