A sustainability Driven Methodology for Process Synthesis in Agro-Food Industry

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Abstract

Within the agro-food industry, agro-materials are converted into a range of valuable semi-finished and finished products. To reach a sustainable, resource efficient food system, the optimal process pathways converting the agro-material into these products have to be identified. To identify these pathways, a
systematic Process Synthesis (PS) method is needed for the agro-food industry. This sustainability driven PS method should enable the synthesis of the optimal process pathways, converting an agro-material into a range of valuable products, producing minimal waste or low-value by-products. In this paper, the elements required for such a method are proposed. The relevance of these elements is illustrated with a simple illustrative case for the processing of tropical fruit. The proposed approach uses Multi-Objective Optimisation methods, to provide decision support for PS to decision makers in the agro-food industry. This leads to new insights in optimal pathways for processing agro-materials for the agro-food industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts 31 May-4 June 2015 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Subtitle of host publicationPSE2015 ESCAPE25 : 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
EditorsMaria-Ona Bertran, Thomas Bisgaard, Rebecca Frauzem
Place of PublicationLyngby, Denmark
PublisherDTU
Pages145
ISBN (Print)9788793054721
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering -
Duration: 2 Jun 2015 → …

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Conference12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Period2/06/15 → …

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Jonkman, J., Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J. M., van der Vorst, J. G. A. J., & van der Padt, A. (2015). A sustainability Driven Methodology for Process Synthesis in Agro-Food Industry. In M-O. Bertran, T. Bisgaard, & R. Frauzem (Eds.), Book of Abstracts 31 May-4 June 2015 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark: PSE2015 ESCAPE25 : 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (pp. 145). Lyngby, Denmark: DTU.