Cleaner Production Systems

Lectures take up environmental issues of industrial production systems and train students in systems thinking and life cycle thinking approaches for the assessment and optimization of resource efficiency in industrial processes. The course draws on real life case studies from carbon intensive industries such as metalworking and steelmaking, pulp&paper, construction materials, and the food industry.

More in detail, the topics include:

-              Definition and calculation of resource efficiency indicators for production systems (energy footprint, blue water footprint, carbon footprint, material footprint e land footprint);

-              Characterization of hotspots of carbon emissions (e.g. furnaces, process heating and cooling systems, as well as internal and external logistics systems);

-              Technology options for the transition to low carbon, circular industrial systems: use of renewable energy sources, energy recovery, industrial symbiosis, revamping and life extension.

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