CONFERENCE TOPICS

TOPIC 1: Resources and Feedstock

TOPIC 1: Resources and Feedstock

  • Resources and Sustainability
  • Feedstock Availability, Characterisation, Composition and Suitability for a Dedicated Process
  • Extraction of Critical Materials from Waste
  • Recycling and Reuse

TOPIC 2: Waste Plastics to Fundamental and Functional Chemicals

TOPIC 2: Waste Plastics to Fundamental and Functional Chemicals

  • Plastics Sorting
  • Plastics to Fuel
  • Plastics to Chemicals

TOPIC 3: Biomass and Waste to Energy, Fuels and Chemicals using Biochemical and Chemical routes

TOPIC 3: Biomass and Waste to Energy, Fuels and Chemicals using Biochemical and Chemical routes

  • Methane, Ethanol and other Bioproducts Production
  • Conversion for Heat and Power
  • Recovery and Valorisation of Methane from Landfill
  • Gas Cleaning and Processing
  • Design and Industrial (full scale) Application
  • New Products, Biofuels, Catalysts, Sorbents, Molecules and Components
  • Rare Earth Metals

TOPIC 4: Biomass and Waste to Energy, Fuels and Chemicals using Thermochemical route

TOPIC 4: Biomass and Waste to Energy, Fuels and Chemicals using Thermochemical route

  • Syngas, Methane, Ethanol, Ethylene, Benzene and other Bioproducts Production
  • Conversion for Heat and Power
  • Gas Cleaning and Processing
  • Design and Industrial (full scale) Application
  • New Products, Biofuels, Catalysts, Sorbents, Enzymes, Functional Molecules and Components

TOPIC 5: CO2 to Fuels and Chemicals

TOPIC 5: CO2 to Fuels and Chemicals

  • Valorisation of CO2 – Capture/Sequestration, Storage and Utilisation

TOPIC 6: Sustainable Materials for Civil Engineering from Waste, Industrial and Agricultural by-products​

TOPIC 6: Sustainable Materials for Civil Engineering from Waste, Industrial and Agricultural by-products​

  • Durability
  • Environmental Assessment (including leaching tests), Policy and Standardisation

TOPIC 7: Emissions, Residues Mitigation and Prevention​

TOPIC 7: Emissions, Residues Mitigation and Prevention​

  • Waste, Microplastics and Residual Biomass Minimisation and Management
  • Pollutant Treatments and Greenhouse Gas Valorisation
  • Minimisation and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

TOPIC 8: Energy Storage and Zero-emission Energy Systems

TOPIC 8: Energy Storage and Zero-emission Energy Systems

  • Sustainable Materials for Energy Storage and Recovery
  • Energy and Fuel Storage, Batteries, Supercapacitors, Solar, Photovoltaic and Wind Energies, Gases Sequestration

TOPIC 9: Circular Economy - Connecting Economic, Environmental and Social Gains​

TOPIC 9: Circular Economy - Connecting Economic, Environmental and Social Gains​

  • Eco-Conception Approach
  • Life Cycle Assessment, Ecological Footprint and Indicators
  • Policies, Regulatory and Social Acceptance
  • Health and Risk Assessment
  • Education and Teaching
  • From Research to Innovation and Industry, Economic & Market

WasteEng2024 specific symposia

Symposium 1: Circular Electronics and Batteries: from E-waste Recycling to Emerging Carbon-Based Biodegradable Technologies

Co-organisers: Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada), Jaewook Myung (KAIST, S. Korea), Yuvi Sivalingam (SRM, Chennai, India & Tohoku U, Japan), M. Irimia-Vladu (J Kepler, Austria), M. Holuszko (UBC, Canada)

Symposium 1: Circular Electronics and Batteries: from E-waste Recycling to Emerging Carbon-Based Biodegradable Technologies

  • Environmentally responsible approaches to recover and recycle elements from spent electronic & energy devices, focusing on efficiency and selectivity
  • Integration of biosourced electro- and photo-active organic materials into electronic and energy storage devices, such as transistors and batteries
  • Biodegradable organic electronics and batteries
  • (Augmented) life cycle assessment in sustainable electronics, including large area and printable
  • Bio-inspired and bio-compatible eco-designed devices, e.g. based on peptides or biopigments
  • Strategies to limit power consumption and promote device autonomy by integration of energy harvesting functions

Symposium 2: Circular Economy and Decarbonisation in Construction

Co-organisers: Ailar Hajimohammadi (UNSW Sydney, Australia), Jian-Guo Dai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) to be completed

Symposium 2: Circular Economy and Decarbonisation in Construction

  • Low-CO2 construction materials (minimisation of embodied energy, carbon sequestration within construction materials, advanced manufacturing technologies and circular economy in construction)
  • Waste glass, tyre, composites uptake in bitumen, asphalt, and concrete industries (opportunities and barriers)

Symposium 3: Recycling, Direct Recycling and Upcycling of Waste Minerals from Solar & Fuel Cell, Lithium Ion Batteries and Magnets

Co-organisers: Itaru Honma (Tohoku University) to be completed

Symposium 3: Recycling, Direct Recycling and Upcycling of Waste Minerals from Solar & Fuel Cell, Lithium Ion Batteries and Magnets

  • Lithium ion battery
  • Rare-earth magnet
  • Platinum group metals
  • Recycling, Direct recycling, Upcycling
  • LIB cathode
  • Circulation of EV batteries
  • Critical mineral
  • Supply chain reinforcement