Chemicals

Ecological and economical analysis of the material flow management of acid sulfur

The methodic approach "ecological and economic plant optimization (EPO)" developed at the Department of Waste Minimization and Recycling of the TU Berlin utilizes elements of system theory, Life Cycle Assessment and business economics. The ecological and economic effects of a material flow management for high-purity sulfuric acid on five companies in the electronic industry were assessed. The obtained results can be generalized and transferred to other process chains of this industrial sector. 

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Source: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)