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Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Indusstrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint [NOOK Book]

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Approaching sustainability from the perspectives of engineering and multiple scientific disciplines, this book incorporates the concepts of intergenerational equity and ecological capabilities, while promoting scientific rigor for the analysis of sustainability and the use of appropriate metrics to determine the comparative merits of alternatives.
The chapters are organized around the key non-technological themes of sustainable industrial chemistry and provide an overview of ...
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Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Indusstrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

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Overview

Approaching sustainability from the perspectives of engineering and multiple scientific disciplines, this book incorporates the concepts of intergenerational equity and ecological capabilities, while promoting scientific rigor for the analysis of sustainability and the use of appropriate metrics to determine the comparative merits of alternatives.
The chapters are organized around the key non-technological themes of sustainable industrial chemistry and provide an overview of the managerial principles to enhance sustainability in the chemicals sector. The book strives to provide an intellectual forum and stimulus for defining the roles chemical engineers can play in achieving sustainable development.
Suitable for industry and graduate education, this is the one-stop guide to greener, cleaner, economically viable and more efficient chemical industries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527649501
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Genserik Reniers received his PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp, after completing a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. He lectures in general chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical process technology, industrial processes and thermodynamics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is also visiting professor Risk Management at the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management in Antwerp. At the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Professor Reniers lectures in prevention management, advanced occupational health and safety management and chemical processes/unit operations. His main research interests concern the collaboration and interaction between safety and security topics and socio-economic optimization within the chemical industry. He coordinates the Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security (ARGoSS), unifying multi-disciplinary safety and security research at the University of Antwerp. He has extensive experience in leading research projects funded both by the Belgian government and the chemical industry. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Disaster Management, Member of the Society for Risk Analysis and the Royal Flemish Society for Engineers and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

Kenneth Sörensen received his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp in 2003. He currently works at the University of Antwerp as a research professor and specializes in Operations Research/Management Science topics, especially optimization in logistics. He has extensive experience in research projects related to this topic and currently supervises several projects and PhD students. Kenneth Sörensen is main coordinator of EU/ME, the largest working group on metaheuristics worldwide and is associate editor for the Journal of Heuristics.

Karl Vrancken is programme manager sustainability assessment and transition at VITO. He became a Doctor of Sciences (Chemistry) at the University of Antwerp in 1995. He worked as a training- and development manager in the environmental industry. He joined VITO in 1997 where he worked as expert and project manager on waste and secondary raw materials and best available techniques (BAT). From 2001 until early 2004 he worked as a Detached National Expert with the European IPPC Bureau in Sevilla (Spain), where, he was responsible for the writing of the BREF (BAT Reference Document) for the Foundries sector. He has a part-time assignment as professor at the University of Antwerp (Department of Bio-Engineering), where he teaches sustainable resources management. At VITO, Karl is heading the multidisciplinary research team on sustainability assessment and transition.
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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: Introductory Section

EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION
From Industrial to Sustainable Chemistry, A Policy Perspective
Managing Intraorganizational Sustainability
Managing Horizontal Interorganizational Sustainability
Managing Vertical Interorganizational Sustainability
Sustainable Chemistry in a Societal Context

HISTORY AND DRIVERS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
The Rise of Public Pressure
Industry Responded
An Evolving Framework
Conclusions: The Sustainability Drivers

FROM INDUSTRIAL TO SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, A POLICY PERSPECTIVE
Introduction
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
From IED to Voluntary Systems
Sustainability Challenges for Industry
Conclusion

SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY FROM A NONTECHNOLOGICAL VIEWPOINT
Introduction
Intraorganizational Management for Enhancing Sustainability
Horizontal Intraorganizational Management for Enhancing Sustainability
Vertical Intraorganizational Management for Enhancing Sustainability
Sustainable Chemistry in a Societal Context
Conclusions

PART II: Managing Intra-Organizational Sustainability

BUILDING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY -
DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FRAMEWORK
Introduction
Development of a CSR Management System Framework
Conclusions

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TOOLS
Introduction
Sustainability Assessment Framework
Impact Indicators and Assessment Methodologies
Conclusions

INTEGRATED BUSINESS AND SHESE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Introduction
Requirements for Integrating Management Systems
Integrating Management Systems: Obstacles and Advantages
Integrated Risk Management Models
Characteristics and Added Value of an Integrated Model;
Integrated Management in Practice
Conclusions

SUPPORTING PROCESS DESIGN BY A SUSTAINABILITY KPIS METHODOLOGY
Introduction
Quantitative Assessment of Sustainability KPIs in Process Design Activities
Identification of Relevant KPIs: The "Tree of Impacts"
Criteria for Normalization and Aggregation of the KPIs
Customization and Sensitivity Analysis in Early KPI Assessment
Conclusions

PART III: Managing Horizontal Interorganizational Sustainability

INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: BETWEEN EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION
Introduction
Understanding Industrial Symbiosis
Resourcefulness
Putting Resourcefulness to the Test
Conclusions

CLUSTER MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Introduction
Cluster Management
Cross-Organizational Learning on Safety and Security
Discussion
Conclusions

PART IV: Managing Vertical Inter-Organizational Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL LOGISTICS
Introduction
Sustainability of Logistics and Transportation
Improving Sustainability of Logistics in the Chemical Sector
Conclusions

IMPLEMENTING SERVICE-BASED CHEMICAL SUPPLY RELATIONSHIP -
CHEMICAL LEASING? -
POTENTIAL IN EU
Introduction
Basic Principles of Chemical Leasing (ChL)
Differences between Classical Leasing and Other Alternative Business Models for Chemicals
Practical Implications of Chemical Leasing
Economic, Technical, and Juridical Aspects of Chemical Leasing
Conclusions and Recommendations

SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL WAREHOUSING
Introduction
Risk Management in the Chemical Warehouse
Conclusions

PART V: Sustainable Chemistry in a Societal Context

A TRANSITION PERSPECTIVE ON SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY: THE NEED FOR SMART GOVERNANCE?
Introduction
A Transitions Perspective on Chemical Industry
A Tale of Two Pathways
Critical Issues in the Transition Management to Sustainable Chemistry
Governance Strategies for a Transition to a Sustainable Chemistry
Conclusions and Reflections

THE FLEMISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRANSITION TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY: THE "FISCH" EXPERIENCE
Introduction
Transition of the Chemical Industry in Flanders: The "FISCH" Initiative
Concluding Remarks and Lessons Learned

THE TRANSITION TO A BIO-BASED CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: TRANSITION MANAGEMENT FROM A GEOGRAPHICAL POINT OF VIEW
Introduction
Composition of the Chemical Clusters in Antwerp, Ghent, Rotterdam,
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