ENVR Souhail Al-Abed  Sunday, March 21, 2010 

47 - Development of a simple sustainability index for the chemical industry

Martin L. Cohen, martin.cohen@cytec.com, Cytec Industries Inc., Stamford, Connecticut 06902, United States

A number of methodologies for providing quantification of sustainability for chemical processes have been developed over the last decade. None seem to have gained broad adoption, however, perhaps due to complexity and/or lack of availably of required information. In the current absence of full life cycle data for the bulk of raw materials used in the chemical industry, we propose a scoring system based on readily available information. Using this we present a straightforward set of metrics, based on the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry, that may be used to develop a sustainability index for production of a given chemical product.

Sunday, March 21, 2010 04:10 PM
Policies for Promoting Sustainable Chemistry (01:30 PM - 05:00 PM)
Location: Parc 55
Room: Cyril Magnin II


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