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Process Characterization


Process characterization is required for toxics use reduction planning. It yields diagrams and insight into a production or service process. To begin, a materials accounting is undertaken to assess the amount of by-product or waste versus the amounts of toxic used. Then the process is mapped, using a diagram as a visual representation of critical production units that shows where chemicals enter and leave the process.