(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?