Industrial symbiosis implementation by leveraging on process efficiency methodologies

Holgado, M, Benedetti, M, Evans, S, Baptista, A J and Lourenço, E.J (2018) Industrial symbiosis implementation by leveraging on process efficiency methodologies. 25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference, 30 April – 2 May 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. Published in: Procedia CIRP. 69 872-877. Elsevier ISSN 2212-8271

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Resource efficiency is a crucial step for manufacturing companies to improve their operations performance and to reduce waste generation. However, there is no guarantee of a zero waste scenario and companies need to look for new strategies to complement their resource efficiency vision. Therefore, it is important to enroll in an industrial symbiosis strategy as a means to maximize industrial value capturing through the exchange of resources (waste, energy, water and by-products) between different processes and companies. Within this, it is crucial to quantify and characterize the waste, e.g. to have clear understanding of the potential industrial symbiosis hot spots among the processes. For such characterization, it is proposed to use an innovative process efficiency assessment approach. This empowers a clear understanding and quantification of efficiency that identifies industrial symbiosis hot spots (donors) in low efficiency process steps, and enables a plausible definition of potential cold spots (receivers), in order to promote the symbiotic exchanges.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: resource efficiency; industrial symbiosis; manufacturing processes; process efficiency
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Management
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0055.4 Industrial engineering. Management engineering > T0058.7 Production capacity. Manufacturing capacity
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS0155 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Maria Holgado Granados
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 14:21

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