KPI and LCA evaluation of integrated microwave technology for high temperature processes

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CONGRESO KPI and LCA evaluation of integrated microwave technology for high temperature processes

Abstract

Nearly a quarter of the energy consumption of Europe is required for industrial processes. Huge efficiency potentials can be exploited. One such is under research within the EU funded project DAPhNE by developing an integrated solution for energy intensive firing processes with microwave technologies. A methodology towards the preliminary definition of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with focus on economical, environmental and operational aspects is presented within this paper. By means of lab-scale measurements, the preliminary selected KPIs are determined and benchmarked against conventional KPIs to develop an eco-efficient production system. Moreover life cycle assessment (LCA) results support the evaluation and quantify the environmental benefits of microwave heating. Lab-scale results indicate a high carbon emission reduction potential.