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July 1, 2012

Evaluating Green Projects: Modeling Improves Economic Benefits

The use of dynamic modeling can help to identify the engineering and economic feasibility of any proposed project. This sample project, involving the conversion of solid waste to synfuel, shows how

Allen Williams, Private Consultant Ken Dunwoody, Retired

The ability to model a process to see if it meets project requirements and is economically viable can help to enhance its conceptual design and management approval. Modeling allows engineers to identify promising processes and to weed out less-promising ones. This article walks the reader through the use of modeling to evaluate an environmentally oriented (green) engineering project...

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