This research is an effort towards providing higher level Design for Environment (DFE) tools for a broad industrial region Issues ranging from the levels immediately above existing design tools, to the envisioned highest level for a broad geographical region are discussed. A tool for the regional planning of the DFE activities is proposed, considering a model construction based on material flows across the industry. The Multi-Lifecycle approach is supported by organizing the input/output flows for industries, potentially utilizing waste material, side products and recycling. Capitalizing on the conceptual integration of the design and process activities, an Abstract Design Environment is used for the design of the basically process oriented material flow tool. Within the context, the relations among design, process and flow-modeling concepts are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Design for environment
- Material-flow modeling
- Process modeling