TechConnect World 2019

Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation

Materials for Sustainability and Efficiency

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Symposium Chair

Fiona CaseFiona Case
Program Chair


Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

10:30ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification (Presented by VerifiGlobal and Southern Research)
1:30Carbon Capture & Utilization

Tuesday June 18

10:30Packaging Materials Innovation
1:30Water Technologies
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: Posters

Wednesday June 19

8:30Sustainability Fireside Chat
10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts
1:30Materials for Personal/Home Care & Cosmetics
1:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose

Symposium Program

Monday June 17

10:30ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification (Presented by VerifiGlobal and Southern Research)
Background - ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification
T. Hansen, Southern Research, Verify Global, US
Background - ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification
T. Bruun, VerifiGlobal, DK
Introduction to ISO 14034 and its Benefits
T. Hansen, Southern Research, US
ISO 14034 Process Requirements
T. Bruun, VerifiGlobal, DK
Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge
M. Theroux, US EPA, US
Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge
G. DeRuzzo, Battelle, US
Performance Verification of Stormwater Technologies
G. Williams, Good Harbour Laboratories, US
Performance Verification of Stormwater Technologies
D. Scott, Hydro International, US
1:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
Faradaic Electro-Swing Reactive Adsorption for Carbon Capture
S. Voskian, T.A. Hatton, MIT, US
An Overview of DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy Carbon Capture Program and Carbon Use and Reuse Program Activities
B. Anderson, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Carbontech Labs: Accelerating the trillion-dollar carbon-waste-to-value climate innovation opportunity
M. Lucas, Carbon180, US
Progress Towards Large Capture Pilots in Illinois
K. O’Brien, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), US
Understanding the Contribution of Upstream CO2 Sources to the Total Life Cycle Impacts of Algae Biofuels
A.K. Pegallapati, M. Krynock, M. Mutchek, G. Cooney, T. Skone, E. Dale, E. Shuster, Contractor to the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Integrated Process of CO2 Capture and Conversion to Alkyl Carbonates
C.B. Panchal, R. Doctor, E3Tec Service, LLC, US
Pilot Scale Demonstration of Carbon Utilization Technologies for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize
T. Hansen, K. McCabe, W. Chatterton, M. Leitch, Southern Research, US

Tuesday June 18

10:30Packaging Materials Innovation
Vibration Assisted Injection Molding for PLA with Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Reduced Cycle Time
P. GAO, A. Duhduh, A. Kundu, J. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
Novel Nanosilica - latex Polymer Dispersion Composites and Their Beneficial Environmental Application in Water Barrier Coatings for Paper-based Packaging
J.H. Johnston, B. Mesic, M.J. Cairns, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Gas Barrier Enhancement via Multilayered Thermoplastic Polymer/Fluorophosphate Glass Composites
D. Vennerberg, Bemis Company, Inc., US
Recycling flexible film packaging from medical waste
M.J. Sobkowicz, J. Vera-Sorroche, F. Ullrich, Y. Wang, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Closed Loop Circular Economy Approach for Oil- and Water-Resistant Paper Products
M. Rabnawaz, Michgian State University, US
1:30Water Technologies
Redox-Mediated Electrosorption for Chemical and Environmental Separations
X. Su, X. Mao, Y. Ren, K-J Tan, T.A. Hatton, MIT, US
N. Hancock, Pall Corporation, US
Novel Electron Beam Technology for Water Treatment
C.A. Cooper, S. Grdanovska, A. Cox, G. Rijal, K. Patel, K. Kumar, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, US
Resin wafer electrodeionization for the removal of weakly ionized species: silica and ammonia
Y.J. Lin, L. Valentino, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Development of cross-linked bio-based flocculants for the removal of colloidal suspensions
M. Essandoh, R.A. Garcia, C.M. Nieman, United States Department of Agriculture, US
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: Posters
Airborne Power Generation Overview
R. Creighton, Windlift, LLC, US
Cotton Aerogel
D.H. Minh, National University of Singapore, SG
Sustainable Aerogels from Spent Coffee Grounds
D.H. Minh, National University of Singapore, SG
Nano-material coating platform for improving efficiencies of lubricated systems while extending operational lifetimes
V. Borisov, A. Martonick, C. Holder, P. Rudenko, TriboTEX, US
Effect of Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles on the remediation of a clayish soil contaminated with γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (Lindane) in an bioelectrochemical slurry reactor
C.G. Mar-Pineda, H.M. Poggi-Varaldo, J. Galíndez-Mayer, M.T. Ponce-Noyola, D.A. Estrada-Bárcenas, E. Ríos-Leal, F. Esparza-García, CINVESTAV-IPN, MX
Development of Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Using Nano-Silica
S. Vyas, N. Singh, M. Sameer, Central Soil and Materials Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources Government of India, IN
Preparation of residual sludge-based mesoporous carbon materials by template-like method and their adsorption properties
Y. Song, W. Xin, J. Wei, J. Peng, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, CN
Wearable solar thermoelectric generator driven by unprecedentedly high temperature difference
Processing of concentrated solar radiation PV modules on the basis of AlGaAs-GaAs heterostructures
L. Trapaidze, G. Goderdzishvili, I. Trapaidze, R. Chikovani, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, GE
P. Pandit, K. Singha, S. Srivastava, National Institute of Fashion Technology, IN
Progress in Green Energies, Sustauinable Development and the Environment
A. Omer, Uon, UK
A. Omer, UON, UK
NEAT method for high-quality, low-cost gallium nitride wafers
T. Hashimoto, E. Letts, D. Key, SixPoint Materials, Inc., US
Enhancement of optical properties of Perovskite solar cells through added plasmonic nanostructures
N. Shehata, H. Badran, I. Kandas, A. Hajjiah, Kuwait College of Science and Technology, KW
Sustainability depend on efficient break from Oil as fuel
J. Barlow, Power Alternative, US

Wednesday June 19

8:30Sustainability Fireside Chat
10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts
Systems analysis of biofuel pathways for the transport sector – interactions with the evolving grid
D.S. Mallapragada, MIT Energy Initiative, US
Renewable Hydrogen from Biomass for Production of Green Fuels and Chemicals
AP. Borole, AJ. Lewis, Electro-Active Techologies, LLC, US
BTMO Catalyzed Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Lignocellulosic Biomass
V. Amar, A. Shende, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
Cost-effective production of cellulosic ethanol from sweet sorghum stalks via the integration of advanced solid-state fermentation and alkali-distillation
S. Li, Tsinghua University, CN
Bioproducts and Biofuels from High Organic Strength Wastewater and Organic Solid Waste
M. Urgun-Demirtas, H. Wu, D. Demro, S.A. Flores, Argonne National Laboratory, US
High throughput compact membrane filter for micro-algal harvesting
W. Liu, Molecule Works Inc., US
D.S. Ningthoujam, K. Tamreihao, L.J. Devi, R. Khunjamayum, R.S. Asem, Manipur University, IN
1:30Materials for Personal/Home Care & Cosmetics
Formulation Design of Biosurfactant and Biopolymer Based Personal Care Products
S. Amin, Manhattan College, US
Yeast Cell Wall Particle Encapsulation of Pro-Terpene Payloads
E. Soto, F. Rus, G. Ostroff, University of Massachusetts Medical School, US
Production of Nano-emulsions at Relevant Industrial Rates: Use of Innovative Scale-up Strategies
T. Panagiotou, R.J. Fisher, Delphi Scientific, LLC, US
Collaborations to Accelerate Green Chemistry Innovation: The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council's Preservatives Challenge
M. Becker, Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, US
Design and development of sustainable gel nail polishes
F. Zareanshahraki, V. Mannari, Eastern Michigan University, US
Game-Changing Odor Elimination Technology for Retail, Textile, and Industrial Applications
P. Sander, UltraTech, US
1:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose
Water-based esterification and processing of cellulose nanofibrils with polylactic acid for packaging films
N.M. Stark, R.C. Sabo, L.M. Matuana R.A. Lafia-Araga, U.S. Forest Service, US
Eco- and health-friendly gypsum board substitute based on cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) as a binder
I. Hafez, M. Tajvidi, University of Maine, US
Mineral/ microfibrillated cellulose composite materials: Engineered minerals and product forms
D. Skuse, Y. Jin, S. Ireland, FiberLean Technologies Limited, UK
Impact of colloidal stability on cellulose nanocrystals self-ordering in thin films
C. Bruel, J.R. Tavares, P.J. Carreau, M.-C. Heuzey, Polytechnique Montreal, CA
Cellulose Nanocrystals based lubricants
D. Grecov, M.J. Shariatzadeh, University of British Columbia, CA
Low-cost adsorbent for water purification
M. Li, Y. Boluk, M.G. El-Din, University of Alberta, CA

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.

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanostructured Materials from Renewable Sources
  • Sustainable Composite Materials
  • Recycling Materials
  • Innovations in Bio-based Materials
  • Sustainable Materials for Consumer Products & Clean-Label Formulations
  • Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Waste Reduction, Remediation
  • Lighting & Display
  • Materials for Energy Transport & Grid Technologies
  • Green Chemistry & Materials Case Studies
  • Other
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