Process Analysis

process flow analysis of duckweedUnderstanding a process analysis is a key part of a life cycle analysis. Why? Because life cycle energy inputs and emissions depend on the material balance for your process; upstream fuel cycle emissions are proportional to process inputs; process emissions are determined by the composition of vent gases and fired fuel; and life cycle impacts depend on product and co-product yields.  Are you about to invest in
a company without reviewing their material balance?  Does
your mass and energy balance close?  How about the
carbon balance?

Life Cycle Associates, LLC conducts detailed analyses of
energy systems and processes, which provides the basis
of life cycle and economic analyses:

  • Mass and energy balance
  • Process flow analysis
  • Process waste recovery
  • Emissions and economic impacts of fuel switching