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Engineering Design of Localised Synergistic Production Systems

Leung Pah Hang, M, Martinez-Hernandez, E, Leach, M and Yang, A (2015) Engineering Design of Localised Synergistic Production Systems Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 37. pp. 2363-2368.

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Centralised production of essential products and services based on fossil fuels and large scale distribution infrastructures have contributed to a plethora of issues such as deterioration of ecosystems, social-economic injustice and depletion of resources. The establishment of localised production systems can potentially reduce unsustainable resource consumption and bring socioeconomic and environmental benefits. The main objective of this work is to develop engineering tools for the rational design of such systems. Production of products and services is characterised as inter-linked subsystems (e.g. food, energy, water and waste). A sequential design approach is developed to design subsystems in turn, with necessary iterations. The process is illustrated through the co-design of energy, water and food production for a case study locale based on a developing eco-town in the UK. This design approach suggested an integrated system based primarily on locally available resources and allowed greater insight into the drivers and constraints on local resource use.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
Leung Pah Hang, M
Martinez-Hernandez, E
Leach, M
Yang, A
Date : 1 January 2015
DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-444-63576-1.50088-1
Additional Information : © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 09:09
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:44

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