Impact of process selection on material and energy flow

Suphunnika Ibbotson, Sami Kara, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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Within the four-wall of a manufacturing plant, different resources including material and energy are consumed across process chains in order to fabricate their raw materials into a finished product. The increased efficiencies will enhance their productivities by reducing their production cost from either consuming less resource, or increasing outputs through improving the performance of their processes and systems. Therefore, this research aims to demonstrate the impact of process selection towards the material and energy flow of a product by comparing two different process flows of a compression terminal. A material and energy flow model was developed and the material and energy hot spots were identified. The improvement of the reduction of the associated environmental impact was also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Singapore 17-19 April, 2013
EditorsAndrew Y.C. Nee, Bin Song, Soh-Khim Ong
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-4451-48-2
ISBN (Print)978-981-4451-47-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 17 Apr 201319 Apr 2013
Conference number: 20


Conference20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013
Abbreviated titleLCE


  • Carbon footprint
  • Material and energy flow
  • Process flow


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