meeting - One day intensive course
Latest Developments in Waste to Energy
The challenges for the near future are the
need for the development of new solutions for sustainable energy supply
and increasing energy prices. The future needs new energy options.
During the course the different technologies will be highlighted and
the state of the art
of the technologies will be summarized. The main focus will be drawn to
solid and liquid fuel production technologies, gasification
technologies and the application of the synthetic gases for combined
heat and power applications.
This Course on waste conversion to energy is particularly concerned
with providing an overview about the latest developments of the
technology including the presentation of recent commercial
applications. Consequently the Course will provide a greater
understanding of the principles associated with the efficient
application and operation of novel waste to energy conversion
technologies. This Short Course will give an overview about the
different waste utilization technologies and helps to get a better
understanding of the different strategies. The focus will be also drawn
to gasification technologies and the application of the synthetic gases
for combined heat and power applications. Additionally an overview of
pilot plants and first commercial plants will be given.
In this course the description, illustration and exercise methods as
well as solutions of waste to energy problems for various applications
will be given.
The course will give you rare opportunity to listen and discuss
problems of waste management with world top scientists from leading
university centers. It could be the valuable experience in the
- Fundamentals of issues
- Why heat and power production from waste?
- Overview about the resources of waste and biomass.
- Different strategies for using biomass and waste.
- State of the art of the technologies.
- Incineration and air
- Fundamentals of waste incineration.
- Overview about the different incineration technologies.
- Future potential of the different technologies
- Pyrolysis and gasification of
- Overview about the different gasification technologies
- Main difference of the gasification concepts
- Recent advances in gasification technologies in Europe
- Pilot and commercial plant experiences for biomass
- Future potential of the different technologies
- Waste to solid fuel
- Fundamentals of the hydrothermal treatment
- Solid fuel production from mixed wastes
- Solid fuel and liquid fertilizer production from high
moisture content biomass
- Chlorine removal from municipal solid wastes (MSW)
- Co-combustion performance of product fuel with coal
- Waste to liquid fuel
- Oil production from waste plastics by pyrolytic reforming
- Advanced BDF (biodiesel fuel) production technology
- Emulsion fuel production and combustion
- Questions and Answers (~ 30 to
The Course will involve lectures and case studies. Delegates
will be encouraged to take part in discussions on the topics covered in
the sessions to ensure that they obtain maximum benefit from the Course
and comprehensive handouts will be provided.
Each participant will receive course materials involving description of
topics presented during the course.
The Course is dedicated to:
Each participant will receive certificate of attendance signed by
organizers and prof. Gupta and prof. Yoshikawa.
- Research staff working in relevant areas
- Teaching staff as well as doctoral graduate students
- Decision makers in industry and politics
- Engineers and technicians from waste management and power
|Prof. Ashwani Gupta
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park,
Prof. Gupta received his Ph.D. and higher doctorate, D.Sc. from
Sheffield University. His current research interests are in clean
combustion, energy conservation, propulsion and laser diagnostics.
Previously prof. Gupta was a Member of Research Staff at MIT, USA and
Sheffield University, UK. He is one of the best experts in combustion
in the World. He has co-authored three books, edited 10
books, 7 book chapters and over 400 papers and delivered numerous
Plenary and Keynote Lectures at International Conferences worldwide.
His is a co-author of the popular book entitled "High Temperature Air
Combustion: from energy conservation to pollution reduction" published
by CRC Press, 2003 which is now in its third printing.
He is a Fellow of AIAA and ASME and member of SAE and the Combustion
Institute. He has received several honors and awards, including the
AIAA Energy Systems award and Propellants and Combustion award, the
ASME George Westinghouse Gold medal award, James Harry Potter award and
James Landis award, and the University of Maryland President Kirwan
research award and the College of Engineering research award. He has
also received several best paper awards from AIAA and ASME. He is an
associate editor for AIAA J. Propulsion and Power and co-editor of the
Environmental and Energy Engineering series of books published by CRC
press. He has served as a consultant to number of countries worldwide.
|Prof. Kunio Yoshikawa
Professor of Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of
He graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology and obtained PhD in
1986. After graduation from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Prof.
Yoshikawa worked for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for one year, and then
went back to his home university to become a research associate,
associate professor and professor. He is one of the best experts in
pyrolisis and gasification in the World.
His major research areas are energy conversion, thermal engineering,
combustion, gasification, waste treatment technologies and atmospheric
environmental engineering, and he wrote more than 200 papers.
His main awards are AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics) Best Paper Award in 1999, ASME (American Society of
Mechanical Engineers) James Harry Potter Gold Medal in 2001, JSME
(Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers) Environmental Technology
Achievement Award in 2006 and the Fellow of JSME in 2008.
location and time
The course will be held in Szczyrk,
Poland on October
22nd 2009 - along with International Conference "Fuel from Waste".
The place of course: Hotel
Zagroń, Time: start – 9.00, end – 18.00
Services included: tuition, coffee
breaks, lunch, certificate of attendance, course materials on CD.
Services not included: accommodation.
Enrollment and fees
can be made on via Internet. Special form is available on this page.
- Standard registration fee is 600 PLN (+22% VAT) - enrollment made
after August 1st. 2009.
- Early registration fee is 500 PLN (+22%) - enrollment made before
August 1st. 2009.
- The special reduces price 450 PLN (plus 22% VAT) can be obtained
participants of the course enroll to International Conference "Fuel
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