TechConnect World 2018

Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency

Materials for Sustainability and Efficiency

Symposium Chair

Fiona CaseFiona Case
Technical Program Chair

Key Speakers

Jim JohnstonNew Generation Durable, Effective Antimicrobial Composites of Natural Fibres and Polymers
Jim Johnston
Professor, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dave  WilliamsonThe creation of ZoaTM bioleather materials through recombinant collagen production and large-scale fermentation
Dave Williamson
CTO , Modern Meadow

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 14

1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts

Tuesday May 15

10:30Polymer Composites Innovation
1:30Sustainable Materials Innovation
4:00Energy Innovations: Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building: Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: Posters

Wednesday May 16

8:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
3:30Water Technologies: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday May 14

1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts262 B
Session chair: Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US; C. Rebecca Locker, ExxonMobil, US
1:30A High Throughput Platform for Enzyme Evolution (invited presentation)
R. Jha, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
1:55Engineering Microbial Fatty Acids Metabolism as a Platform for Renewable Fuel and Chemicals Manufacture (invited presentation)
F. Sanchez-Riera, Renewable Energy Group Life Sciences, US
2:20Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cellulosic Biodiesel Production (invited presentation)
R. Locker, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co., US
2:45Binary Transition Metal Oxide (BTMO) Nanoparticles for Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Pinewood
A. Shende, V. Amar, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
3:05Catalytic technologies for the complete conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals
R. Le Van Mao, Le Van Mao Biochemicals Inc., CA

Tuesday May 15

10:30Polymer Composites Innovation252 A
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
10:30New Generation Durable, Effective Antimicrobial Composites of Natural Fibres and Polymers (invited presentation)
J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
10:55Poly-Paper: an Innovative Thermoplastic Eco-Composite Material Recyclable with Paper and Cardboard
B. Del Curto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
11:15Discovery of the dichroic effect in cuprous oxide particles for the development of novel composite materials that change colour with direction of light source
E.G. Wrigglesworth, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
11:35Self-healing and self-cleaning nanocomposite coatings
K. Song, Arizona State University, US
1:30Sustainable Materials Innovation263 C
Session chair: C. Rebecca Locker, ExxonMobil, US; Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
1:30The creation of ZoaTM bioleather materials through recombinant collagen production and large-scale fermentation. (invited presentation)
D. Willliamson, Modern Meadow, US
1:55Composite Wool – Natural Product Antimicrobial Textiles
S. Aljohani, J.H Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
2:15Diatom Frustules as Substrates for Photocatalysts
N. Day, J. Olsen, J. Thiebes, A. Polliack, Diatomix, US
4:00Energy Innovations: PostersExpo Hall
Ocean Thermal Energy for Abatement of Global CO2 Emissions
C.B. Panchal, E3Tec, US
PEM fuel cells of small gas flow channels: two-phase flow
J.Y. Wang, UC Irvine, US
Jatropha oil plant for biodiesel production with a biorefinery processing perspective
C.M.C. Vivas, D.E.A. Collado, Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, PE
Photocatalytic degradation of low density polyethylene films using UV-C range of radiation
R. Ederada, R. Shende, V. Amar, A. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building: PostersExpo Hall
Rapid compressive strength achievement of coal bottom ash based geopolymer by employing microwave energy
H. Kim, S. Hong, University of Seoul, KR
Low cost artificial muscles for residential and industrial energy savings
Optical properties of transparent conducting amorphous oxides for low emissive smart window
S.Y. Lee, Cheongju University, KR
Carbon Nanotube Fiber-Based Tensegrity Structures
D. Zajac, University of California Berkeley, US
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: PostersExpo Hall
Compact high-voltage DC/pulsed power source
N. Kukhtarev, T. Kukhtareva, A. Gluschenko, Y. Garbovskiy, Alabama A&M university, US
Colored Magnetic Nanoparticles to Improve the Sustainability of Textile Dyeing
J. Wen, Y. Sun, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Non-aqueous wool fiber dyeing process using reverse micellar approach
C-W Kan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Waterborne Hybrid Silica-Alumina Coating to Increase Poplar Wood Application Opportunities
B. Del Curto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Biochar from waste banana peels as growth promoter for holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) and chili pepper (Capsicum annuum)
N. Tan, R.C. So, Ateneo de Manila University, PH
Portable Energy Harvesters for Electronic Devices
Y. Wang, UCI, US

Wednesday May 16

8:30Carbon Capture & Utilization263 B
Session chair: Elizabeth Burton, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), US
8:30Carbon Capture and Utilization Progress (invited presentation)
E. Burton, University of California, Berkeley, US
8:55Managing Carbon Use Efficiency in Algae Ponds for Sustainable Production (invited presentation)
S. Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
9:20Conversion of CO2 to Value-Added Specialty Chemicals
C.B. Panchal, J. Prindle, R. Doctor, R. Sturtz, E3Tec, US
9:40A Green Plastic and Drop-in Transportation Fuels from Carbon Dioxide and Renewable Energy
J. Yu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
10:00Creating a Global Hydrogen Infrastructure from Waste Materials
D. Madden, Eco Energy International, LLC, US
10:20Theoretical Study of Solid Materials for CO2 Capture Technology
Y. Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
3:30Water Technologies: Posters2nd Floor
Bromate free disinfection by high voltage pulse
I-S Chang, Hoseo University, KR
Sustainable Water Softeners for Residential, Industrial, and Agricultural Applications
T. Vo, F. Freund, B. Stone, AkwaMag, PBC, US
Treatment of Cu (II) and Pb (II) ions-based effluent using Manganese oxide and Zeolite and their composite
H.I. Adegoke, F.A. Adekola, J.O. Balogun, University of Ilorin, NG
Preparation and physical characterization of Iron oxide nanoparticles and its application for Cr (VI) removal
T.M. Tamer, W.M. Abou-Taleb, G.D. Roston, M.S. Mohyeldin, A.M. Omer, E.F. Shehata, Alexandria University, EG
Integration of microfluidic chip with Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid quantification of Enterococcus Faecalis
M. Han, G. Kamalakshakurup, A.P. Lee, S. Jiang, University of California, Irvine, US
Development of a new solar desalination technology to facilitate early-stage growth of developing nations: Direct desalination of salt water using a sunlight-driven ion pump
W. White, C.D. Sanborn, E. Schwartz, L.A. Renna, S. Ardo, University of California Irvine, US
Modifications to permeable pavement structure to achieve improved heavy metal attenuation in stormwater runoff
U. Kuruppu, A. Rahman, A. Sathasivan, Western Sydney University, AU
Reactive Fe0 Composite for Groundwater Remediation
S.L. Foster, M. Abolhassani, A. Carpenter, C. Gause, L. F. Greenlee, CatalyzeH2O, LLC, US

A concern for the environment, regulatory pressure, and recognition of consumer preferences, are driving innovation in materials development towards more sustainable and efficient products and processes. Submit your abstract and participate in this special symposium highlighting international research and development efforts and success stories in the development of a more sustainable future.

Journal Submissions

Journal of Surfactants and Detergents

Selected papers will be reviewed and invited into the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (AOCS) which publishes peer-reviewed research papers, and reviews related to surfactants and detergents technologies.

For consideration into the the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, please select the “Submit to the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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