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Posted on January 12th, 2017 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Energy conservation typically involves changing energy-related processes to improve economics while mitigating the detrimental effects of culture and politics. Note that not only does the previous sentence encompass all four domains that comprise sustainability but it also alludes to inter-dependencies between the process and its economics. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics” »
Posted on September 16th, 2016 by Kenneth Bloch in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
A definitive analysis of history’s worst industrial disaster provides important insight into the disparity between process safety and saving money. Ask the average person what caused the Bhopal disaster and he or she will likely tell you that it all came down to economics. Continue reading “Can You Save Money Safely?” »
Posted on August 29th, 2016 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
The existence of interrelationships between the domains of sustainability (processes, economics, politics and culture) is implied in our working definition of sustainability and alluded to in previous posts. The existence of these interrelationships implies that superior sustainability can be achieved by considering all four domains holistically. Continue reading “Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: The Benefits of a Holistic Approach” »