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Re: Cool software and other tools?

You might want to take a look at an article I wrote for the NW P2 Resource 
Center's newsletter a few months back.  The online version is at:


the article discusses several tools for P2.  Not all of them (or even many of 
them) specifically address measurement per se, but it sounds like you're casting
your net more broadly than that (for which you should be commended).

Also, please note that rather than update the article right this moment, readers
should be aware of the following correction:  the SuperPro process design 
software listed in the article can now be downloaded at 
http://www.intelligen.com.  I haven't looked at the current version, but Demetri
Petrides, who developed the software, was a pioneer in the chemical engineering 
community in terms of trying to integrate P2 into process design tools.  For 
many P2 TECH'er's it will have a bit more of a treatment emphasis than you might
prefer, but earlier versions certainly had application to evaluating P2 options 
at the process and unit operation level. 

Hope this helps.

Scott Butner

Scott Butner (butner@battelle.org)
Battelle Seattle Research Center
4000 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA  98105
206-528-3290 voice/206-528-3552 fax

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Subject: Cool software and other tools?
Author:  p2tech@great-lakes.net at ~internet
Date:    2/20/97 3:40 PM


Have you worked with an EMS tool that helps track environmental data? A
spreadsheet application for tracking environmental compliance? A RCRA
compliance tool that lets you plot trends in waste generation? If so,
I'd like to hear from you. 
Here's what the information is for: I've been working on a resource
guide for P2 measurement. The resource guide compiles information about
different tools that can be used to directly measure facility-level P2
or can support P2 measurement. It will also help users better understand
how the tools they are using now can feed in to P2 measurement. Tools as
I define it, encompasses anything that helps a user -- including
software, articles, and case studies.

We've collected a sampling of tools from different categories (e.g.,
integrated systems, EMS, information tracking, compliance, and project
analysis). We'd like to get further suggestions from people on P2 Tech.

I expect that the users guide will be publicly distributed through a
searchable web site. A non-searchable example of what the users guide
will look like can be seen at
http://es.inel.gov/partners/acctg/rev/toc.htm. (Resource guide examining
the extent to which decision-support tools take environmental
information into account).

If your reply is of general interest, please post to the list, otherwise
respond to me off list. My email address is melissa@rti.org. 

Thanks for your help!
                                         Melissa Malkin
                              Pollution Prevention Program
                                  Research Triangle Institute
             POB 12194. Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709-2194
         (ph)   919-541-6154                        (fax)   919-541-7155
                           RTI at home: http://www.rti.org