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Sustainable development of process facilities: State-of-the-art review of pollution prevention frameworks

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Hossain, KA and Khan, FI and Hawboldt, K, Sustainable development of process facilities: State-of-the-art review of pollution prevention frameworks, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 150, (1) pp. 4-20. ISSN 0304-3894 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.08.062

Abstract

Pollution prevention (P2) strategy is receiving significant attention in industries all over the world, over end-of-pipe pollution control and management strategy. This paper is a review of the existing pollution prevention frameworks. The reviewed frameworks contributed significantly to bring the P2 approach into practice and gradually improved it towards a sustainable solution; nevertheless, some objectives are yet to be achieved. In this context, the paper has proposed a P2 framework 'IP2M' addressing the limitations for systematic implementation of the P2 program in industries at design as well as retrofit stages. The main features of the proposed framework are that, firstly, it has integrated cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment (LCA) tool with other adequate P2 opportunity analysis tools in P2 opportunity analysis phase and secondly, it has re-used the risk-based cradle-to-gate LCA during the environmental evaluation of different P2 options. Furthermore, in multi-objective optimization phase, it simultaneously considers the P2 options with available end-of-pipe control options in order to select the sustainable environmental management option. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Life cycle assessment; P2 evaluation; P2 framework; Pollution prevention; Life cycle; Optimization; Pollution control; Sustainable development; Life cycle assessment; P2 evaluation; P2 framework; Pollution prevention; Process control; Life cycle
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Ocean Engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities not elsewhere classified
Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94433
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-09
Last Modified:2014-09-09
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