Process Control Technology Alert. Innovations in Green Manufacturing Processes
Green manufacturing pertains to the use of environment friendly,
sustainable, green processes to reduce or eliminate pollution and waste. Green production processes use inputs with a low environmental impact, which generate minimal or no waste or pollution. Such green
manufacturing practices include minimizing the use of natural resources, and recycling and reusing what has been regarded as waste to reduce emissions. Furthermore, green manufacturing can involve the employment of green processes to develop and manufacture green, environmentally benign products. The design, composition, and use of green products minimizes their environmental impact throughout their lifecycle.
Manufacturing companies play a significant role in building a greener future for the world. According to the US Energy Administration’s International Energy Outlook 2013, the industrial sector—which includes manufacturing and non-manufacturing (agriculture, mining, construction)—consumes about one-half the world’s total delivered energy. Stakeholders in the manufacturing industry (including process manufacturing sectors such as food, paper, chemicals, refining, metals) are designing and manufacturing products in a sustainable way, thereby eliminating pollution,reducing waste, and conserving energy.
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This issue focuses on innovations in green manufacturing processes.
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