Hedi Romdhana (GENIAL / AgroParisTech - Inra)
The idea of taking into account environmental impact criteria in the process design becomes a necessity for both the industry and governments, due to increased binding regulations. Moreover, to address the issue of integrating sustainable processes, environmental impact must be weighed and balanced against other concerns, such as economic performance, product quality and long-term sustainability. Therefore, this study introduces a methodology for environmental impact minimisation and optimization of multiple conflicting criteria. A general eco-design method for biomass drying process is proposed. The main target is to develop an assessment computer aided process engineering (CAPE) tool which compares environmental impacts of different operating conditions and fuel types to support decision makers for an improved compliance to environmental criterion and sustainability.
Catherine Bonazzi (GENIAL / AgroParisTech - Inra)