Chapter 7. Application of LCA in Process Development

  1. Dr Alexei Lapkin Master in Chemistry, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer Deputy Director2 and
  2. Dr David J. C. Constable Ph.D., B.S. Director Group Leader3
  1. Dr Dana Kralisch Ph.D. research assistant

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305432.ch7

Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes

Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes

How to Cite

Kralisch, D. (2008) Application of LCA in Process Development, in Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes (eds A. Lapkin and D. J. C. Constable), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305432.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

  2. 3

    GlaxoSmithKline, One Franklin Plaza, Mail Stop: FP1870, Philadelphia, PA 19101, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute of Technical and Environmental Chemistry, FSU, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159685

Online ISBN: 9781444305432

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Keywords:

  • life cycle assessment (LCA);
  • application of LCA in process development;
  • life cycle approach and LCA methodology;
  • EU Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention (IPPC) and the Integrated Product Policy (IPP);
  • combination of LCA or SLCA and optimisation;
  • ECO method - to aid environmental impact and cost optimization of chemical synthesis pathways;
  • risks concerning human health and environment (EHF);
  • ECO method on example of ionic liquids R&D

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The LCA methodology

  • Application of LCA in process development - a case study

  • Combination of LCA or SLCA and optimisation

  • SLCA and optimisation - a case study

  • Conclusion

  • References