(1) Training for Professionals – “Compact Course Chemical Recycling: Waste Gasification”

Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a compact course focused on waste gasification which will take place a day before the start of the conference. Program for the compact course will be released shortly.

(2) Topics for Oral and Poster Presentations include:

(a) Feedstock & treatment processes

  • Mixed, unsorted, contaminated and challenging carbon-containing feedstock for waste gasification (MSW, RDF/SRF, mixed plastic waste residues, sewage sludge, ocean waste, biowaste, agricultural and animal waste, carbon- and glass fiber composites, automobile shredder, petcoke, oil residues, …),
  • Waste treatment and preparation (collection, sorting, crushing, agglomeration, baling, torrefaction, …),
  • Mechanical-physical (drying, feeding, deashing, …) and thermo-chemical conversion processes (e.g. LHV, reaction pathways, reaction kinetics),
  • Analytics, characterization and quality control of heterogeneous feedstock, trace components, contaminants, feedstock quality limits,

(b) Conversion processes, technologies & products

  • Waste gasification processes and technologies (entrained-flow, fluidized-bed, fixed-bed, plasma, combined processes, integration of renewable H2, CO2, N2, …),
  • Adaptations for special waste streams,
  • Adaptations for chemical products (e.g. Methanol, Ethanol, DME, FT, MtO, Ammonia) and hydrogen,
  • Waste feeding and pressurizing, ash/slag treatment, post-gasification, waste water free operation,
  • Electrification of conversion processes and technologies (e.g. application of plasma, microwave heating, inductive heating),
  • Emissions, waste water and solid disposals,
  • Downstream processes for syngas and H2 utilization,

(c) Modeling & integrated assessment

  • CFD modeling of sub-processes and overall process,
  • Concept evaluations and flow sheet simulation of waste gasification, process stages and value-chain (TEA – Techno-economic analyses, LCA – life cycle assessments),
  • Risk assessment,
  • Pros and cons analysis, scenario studies,

(d) Projects, trends and experiences

  • Industrial project development, industrial demonstration projects, industrial operation experience,
  • Perspectives from gasification technology developers, …
  • Perspectives and needs from waste providers, (petro)chemical industries, recycling industries, hydrogen economy, wood industries, automobile industries, agriculture industries, retail, business and trade, farming, …Trends and drivers (zero-waste cities, circular carbon economy, chemical/advanced recycling, hydrogen economy, electrification, ….),
  • National/global boundary conditions (social, economic, regulatory, political),

(3) Breakout Sessions:

During submission of abstract proposals for oral and/or poster presentation, conference participants are invited to propose ideas/questions which they would like to discuss with fellow conference participants in small groups during the breakout sessions. Some examples:  

  • Is there enough waste feedstock to make a significant contribution to decarbonization & sustainability transformation of the chemical industry?
  • What technologies are available for waste treatment as feedstock for chemical recycling?
  • What are the challenges associated with waste quality for chemical recycling?
  • What will be the role of electric power integration in future technologies?
  • What are the future development directions for waste gasification technology?
  • How can modelling support advanced process development?
  • What are the drivers for waste gasification?

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