Generation and assessment of batch processes with ecological considerations

Andreas A. Linninger, Eleni Stephanopoulos, Shahin A. Ali, Chonghun Han, George Stephanopoulos

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The BatchDesign-Kit is a software system that is aimed to support the development and design of batch processes for the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals, by integrating economic and ecological considerations. One of its three subsystems, the Process_Assessor deploys techniques and methodologies which allow the rapid generation and evaluation of alternative batch processing schemes. Using a state-transition network as the basic model of the batch process, the Process_Assessor allows the simulation of batch process, assessment of materials from the ecological point of view, and the selection of the most appropriate treatment options for the process wastes. This paper gives an overview of the character, structure and facilities of the Process_Assessor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Conceptual batch process design
  • ecological assessment
  • pollution prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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