Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Is a Competitive Advantage

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 201 (Hynes Convention Center)
Mark Jones , The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
The principles of sustainable chemistry instruct us to maximize atom economy, minimize hazards and reduce energy use. Applied to chemical manufacturing, these individual principles must be considered in the holistic context of the complete life cycle, including whether the product is designed to be durable, recyclable or degradable. Specific examples involving the redesign of large-scale chemical processes will illustrate the decision-making processes used to drive changes that are simultaneously more sustainable and less expensive to operate.