Contribution of knowledge management for the implementation of waste minimisation measures into process industries

A. P. Reyes-Córdoba, P. N. Sharratt, J. A. Arizmendi-Sánchez

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    Successful and widespread implementation of existing methodologies for waste minimisation has failed to provide significant benefits for industrial applications. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of a comprehensive approach that integrates and guides the application of the proper tool depending on the case. Existing methodologies have been developed for particular stages in the process of life cycle and they require a different information which may not be available and could result too costly to obtain. The aim of this work is to present the theoretical framework of a tool that integrates these methodologies and provides criteria to select the appropriate structure for the case at hand. The proposed tool is an ontology-based approach for the structured organisation of information aiming to identify waste minimisation opportunities. © 2008 The Institution of Chemical Engineers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcess Safety and Environmental Protection|Process Saf. Environ. Prot.
    PublisherInstitution of Chemical Engineers
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008
    Event6th European Congress of Chemical Engineering - Copenhagen, DENMARK
    Duration: 16 Sept 200720 Sept 2007


    Conference6th European Congress of Chemical Engineering
    CityCopenhagen, DENMARK


    • Information
    • Knowledge
    • Ontology
    • Waste minimisation


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