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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 Fifteen

Embedding Sustainability in Product and Process Development—The Role of Process Systems Engineers

C. Jiménez-González     GlaxoSmithKline, NC, United States

Abstract

The aim of this chapter will be to cover the key aspects and tools that process systems engineers need to take into account to design and develop more sustainable products and processes. This chapter will explore some process systems engineering tools, techniques, and areas of opportunities that process systems engineers need to apply to embed sustainability concepts during material selection, process design, process and product modeling, and supply chain implications. It also provides a perspective of the challenges to this task and the skill sets that will need to be ...

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