LCA in Process Development: Case Study of the OxFA-Process

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Autor(en): Rauch S, Piepenbreier F, Voß D, Albert J, Hartmann M
Herausgeber: Liselotte Schebek, Christoph Herrmann, Felipe Cerdas
Verlag: Springer
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Titel der Reihe: Progress in Life Cycle Assessment
ISBN: 978-3-319-92236-2


In the context of environmental problems and resource depletion, the
chemical industry is challenged with the substitution of fossil feedstock by renewable
resources. To reduce the probability of unexpected environmental impacts by new
processes using various sources of biomass, LCA methods can provide support for
process development. The investigated OxFA-process, which converts biomass into
formic acid, is a typical representative for these next generation processes. However,
at an early development stage, data gaps have to be handled. In this study, scientific
literature, process simulation and generic data have been used to identify the catalyst,
compressed air and energy consumptions as those process components are the ones
that significantly influence the environmental footprint of the whole process. Hereby
starting points for an effective process optimization are shown and different scenarios
for process implementation are compared. Furthermore, a first estimation of the
competitiveness with the state-of-the-art process was attempted. Despite some data
inaccuracies and required estimations, it is fair to assume that the OxFA-process is
an ecological reasonable alternative.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Albert, Jakob Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Hartmann, Martin Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalyse
Piepenbreier, Frank
Professur für Katalyse
Rauch, Simon
Professur für Katalyse
Voß, Dorothea
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik


Rauch, S., Piepenbreier, F., Voß, D., Albert, J., & Hartmann, M. (2018). LCA in Process Development: Case Study of the OxFA-Process. Springer.

Rauch, Simon, et al. LCA in Process Development: Case Study of the OxFA-Process. Springer, 2018.


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