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E-factor

The e factor is the actual amount of waste produced in the process per amount of product produced. waste is defined as everything but the desired product. it takes the chemical yield into account and includes reagents, solvent losses, all process aids and, in principle, even fuel (although this is often difficult to quantify). there is one exception: water is excluded from the calculation of the e factor.

Themes

Fossil depletion
Mineral depletion
Energy efficiency
Material efficiency

Temporal focus of object

Snapshot

Assessment type

Quantitative

Technical Stage

Concept
Development

Life Cycle

No life cycle

Spatial focus of object

Local
Anywhere