|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||REWAS 2022: Automation and Digitalization for Advanced Manufacturing
||Digitalizing the Circular Economy (CE): From Reactor Simulation to System Models of the CE
||Markus A. Reuter, Neill Bartie
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Markus A. Reuter
Embracing the circular economy, this paper will discuss recent work that scales reactor technology to system models with relevant digital twins.
By the combination of different tools and methods (from AI, CFD, mass- and heat transfer, kinetics, industrial experience etc.) and integrating these into suitable digital platforms this paper will analyze different circular economy systems also in terms of complete supply chains. With a focus on for example thermoeconomics, exergy dissipation of the systems will be quantified by suitable digital twins for PV cell manufacture, battery technology etc. Integration with impact assessment approaches will show how to minimize the impact of complete supply chains and show which systems produce the lowest footprint products. In addition the link of the digital twins to the sustainability development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations will be elaborated on.