Towner, Walter Thomas
Vassallo, Helen G.
The objective of this project was to examine the feasibility of the production of FDCA on an industrial scale and its profitability in the market. The rationale for this project was to identify alternative building blocks to replace fossil-based ones during the manufacturing process in the hopes of reducing the emission of CO2. The methods used to complete this project include axiomatic design, financial analysis and legal analysis. The results showed tremendous potential in the production of FDCA because its production method is feasible and profit could potentially be considerable. The conclusion also indicates that the analytic tools used in the process were effective throughout the decision-making process and can be applied to solve real-world problems in the future.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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