Recovering waste solvent for reuse presents an excellent alternative to improving the greenness of industrial processes. Implementing solvent recovery practices in the chemical industry is necessary, given the increasing focus on sustainability to promote a circular economy. However, the systematic design of recovery processes is a daunting task due to the complexities associated with waste stream composition, techno-economic analysis, and environmental assessment. Furthermore, the challenges to satisfy the desired product specifications, particularly in pharmaceuticals and specialty chemical industries, may also deter solvent recovery and reuse practices. To this end, this review presents a systems-level approach including various methodologies that can be implemented to design and evaluate efficient solvent recovery pathways.
Emmanuel A. Aboagye, John D. Chea, & Kirti M. Yenkie. Systems level roadmap for solvent recovery and reuse in industries. iScience, Volume 24, Issue 10, 2021, 103114, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103114.
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