CONFERENCE

 

2008

 

AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting – SEF Programming

 

The AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting is quickly approaching, to be held November 16-21, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA.  The SEF will sponsor three topical sessions, a Sustainability Topical (Topical E), which contains 9 oral and 1 poster session, a Sustainable Biorefineries Topical (Topical 4), which includes 13 oral and 1 poster session, and a Green Engineering and Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry Topical (Topical 5).  The SEF will sponsor this Topical in conjunction with the Pharmaceutical Division, which will include 6 oral sessions, a poster session, and a speaker luncheon.  The full listing of SEF programming is provided in the tables below:

 

For more detailed information regarding all programming at the Annual meeting, please visit:

http://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2008/preliminaryprogram/index.html

 

Topical E: Sustainability

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#380 – Sustainability Plenary (TE003)

 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

#449 – Sustainability Education (TE007)

 

 

 

12:30 PM-3:00 PM

#512 – Sustainable Energy (TE006)

 

 

 

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#563 – Sustainable Fuels (TE004)

 

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

#573 – Poster Session: Sustainability & Sustainable Biorefineries (T4011)

 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

#586 – Design for Sustainability (TE001)

 

 

 

12:30 PM-3:00 PM

#663 – Practical Approaches to Sustainability & Business Success (TE002)

 

 

 

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#713 – Prediction of Sustainability Performance by Computation (TE008)

 

 

Friday, November 21, 2008

8:00 AM-10:30 AM

#747 – Towards Sustainable Processes (TE009)

 

 

 

10:30 AM-1:00 PM

#750 – Systems Analysis of Sustainability (TE005)

 

 

 

Topical 4: Sustainable Biorefineries

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

#450 – Sustainable Biorefineries Plenary (T4001)

 

 

 

12:30 PM-3:00 PM

#460 – Biological Conversions & Processes for Renewable Feedstocks (T4006)

#511 – Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Production & Supply for the Emerging Biorefinery Industry (T4002)

 

 

 

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#542 – Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Feedstock – Based Processes & Products (T4010)

 

 

 

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

#573 – Poster Session: Sustainability & Sustainable Biorefineries (T4011)

 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

#584 – Chemical & Catalytic Conversions & Processes for Renewable Feedstocks I (T4007)

#617 – Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass & Interactions with Other Processing Steps I (T4004)

 

 

 

12:30 PM-3:00 PM

#636 – Chemical & Catalytic Conversions & Processes for Renewable Feedstocks II (T4012)

#639 – Developments in Biobased Alternative Fuels I (T4009)

#664 – Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass & Interactions with Other Processing Steps II (T4013)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

 

 

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#689 – Developments in Biobased Alternative Fuels II (T4000)

#696 – Integrated Processes for Biochemical Conversion of Renewable Feedstocks to Fuels & Chemicals (T4008)

 

 

Friday, November 21, 2008

8:00 AM-10:30 AM

#743 – Reactor Engineering for Biomass Feedstocks (T4005)

 

 

 

10:45 AM-1:15 PM

#757 – Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Resources to Synthesis Gases & Pyrolysis Oils (T4003)

 

 

#636 – Chemical & Catalytic Conversions & Processes for Renewable Feedstocks II (T4012)

#639 – Developments in Biobased Alternative Fuels I (T4009)

#664 – Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass & Interactions with Other Processing Steps II (T4013)

 

 

 

Topical 5: Green Engineering & Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Monday, November 17, 2008

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

#13 – Benign / Safer Solvents in Pharmaceutical Processing (T5002)

 

 

 

12:30 PM-3:00 PM

#107 – Pharmaceutical Environmental Metrics – LCA (T5003)

 

 

 

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#134 – Batch to Continuous Pharmaceutical Processing Challenges (T5007)

 

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

#223 – Green Reactions in the Pharmaceutical Industry (T5004)

 

 

 

12:30 PM-3:00 PM

#290 – Green Separations in the Pharmaceutical Industry (T5008)

 

3:15 PM-5:45 PM

#351 – Government Programs & Partnerships (T5006)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

3:00 PM-5:30 PM

#517 – Poster Session: Green Engineering & Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry (T5001)

 

AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting – Sustainable Engineering Forum and Green Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry Luncheon

 

The SEF will co-sponsor a luncheon, together with the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable, during the AIChE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  The event is organized and arranged as part of the SEF Topical 5: Green Engineering and Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

 

The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Karen Klimas, Vice-President of Global Safety and the Environment with Merck & Co., Inc.  Her talk will discuss “The Road to a Sustainable Future for the Pharmaceutical Industry.”  Advanced registration is required.

 

Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia Marriott/Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: TBD

Cost: $15/person

 

Additional Sustainability Events in Philadelphia

 

In addition to the excellent sustainability technical programming at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, there are a number of associated events that members of the SEF should consider attending. 

 

Monday, November 17: 12:30 pm - 3 pm. Student Poster Session: Excellence in Addressing Societal Issues with Engineering Expertise

 

The poster session is sponsored by the Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Engineering, the Sustainable Engineering Forum, the Government Relations Committee, and the AIChE Energy Initiative.

 

Posters will include:

l       The award winning effort from Rowan University Chemical Engineers on Green Engineering Research

l       Lafayette College’s project on biofuels and the CSTP Sustainability Roadmap

l       EPA P3 winners from MIT on Energy sustainability

l       University of Idaho YCOSST EPA P3 Winners on sustainable design

l       The 2008 Sustainable Engineering Forum’s Outstanding Student Paper

l       The three 2008 Washington Interns for Students of Engineering projects (two are energy policy, one on bio research policy)

l       Perspectives of Barclay Satterfield, recent Chemical Engineering Ph.D. working as a fellow with the US Congress in 2008

 

Tuesday, November 18: 2 pm. Robert Sylvester of DuPont will present the Sustainability 101: “Sustainability Actions an Individual Can Take.”  Contact ifs@aiche.org for registration information.  This short course is offered free of charge; register when you sign up for the conference.  In addition, even if you can’t attend the Philadelphia meeting, the course will also be available via live webcast from Philadelphia as an SEF virtual meeting.

 

Wednesday, November 19: 12:00 pm.  Pharmaceutical Topical and SEF Luncheon

 

Wednesday, November 19: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Center for Sustainable Technology Practices Annual Meeting

 

CSTP will meet on Wednesday November 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm to discuss project plans for 2008.  They will also be issuing the CSTP Sustainability Guide at the meeting.

 

Friday, November 21: 8 am – 5 pm.  IfS Total Cost Assessment Users Meeting and Workshop

 

In this workshop, which consists of the one day Short Course, followed by a web meeting, we will conduct a total cost assessment using the expertise of the assembled group.  In addition to preparatory exercises, the group will have the opportunity to participate in the TCA with an experienced facilitator.  We will explore what works well and what are stumbling blocks to success.

 

The Total Cost Assessment (TCA) methodology relies on interdisciplinary expertise combined with advanced computing power to determine the risks associated with a decision.  This financial analysis goes beyond traditional cost accounting to show the various possible futures: worst case, blue sky, and most probable results.  The Total Cost Assessment process produces valuable insight into a decision, such as areas where risks can and should be minimized, and where costs associated with intangibles: morale, community relations, and/or brand value; are significant enough to counterbalance traditional financial analysis.  Businesses have used TCA to analyze environmental and health management systems, investment in new technologies, and mergers and acquisitions among others.


After class, the instructor will use a TCA tool to crunch the scenarios defined during the workshop. The participants will get an e-mailed copy of the model in about two weeks.  Participants will then have the opportunity to assemble the final report using the results obtained from the tool.  We will conclude with a presentation of the results during a web conference (scheduled to include as many participants as possible) including a discussion of sensitivity analysis, results achieved, and how to present the results to others.

 

You should attend if you are: looking to connect the triple bottom line to your company’s profitability, facing a decision with considerable risk but an apparently high payback from a conventional accounting approach, interested in converting environmental and social impacts or the results of your risk analysis into monetary value.

 

To register or for additional information, contact ifs@aiche.org. There is a fee for this workshop. 

 

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AIChE 2008 Spring Meeting – SEF Programming

 

The AIChE 2008 Spring Meeting is quickly approaching, to be held April 6-10, 2008 in New Orleans, LA.  SEF will sponsor a topical session, Sustainability: Lessons, Actions and Outlook (Topical 9), which is co-sponsored with ACS.

 

Topical 9: Sustainability: Lessons, Actions and Outlook – Jointly Co-sponsored with ACS

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

2:00 PM-5:00 PM

#210 – Sustainable Feedstocks (T9005)

 

 

Thursday, April 10, 2008

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

#225 – Case Studies in Design for Sustainability (T9004)

 

 

 

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AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting Call For Papers

 

The 2008 Annual Meeting Call for Papers will be open until Sunday, May 11, 2008.  Visit http://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2008/cfp.cgi for more information. 

 

SEF will sponsor three topical sessions, a Sustainability Topical (Topical E), which contains 8 oral presentation sessions, a Sustainable Biorefineries Topical (Topical 4), which includes 10 oral sessions and 1 poster session, and a Green Engineering and Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry Topical (Topical 5), which the SEF (group 23) will sponsor in conjunction with the Pharmaceutical Division (group 15b), will include 8 oral sessions and a luncheon.  The full listing of SEF programming activities are provided below.

 

Topical E: Sustainability

Session

Chairs

Chairs E-Mail

Design for Sustainability

M. El-Halwagi

el-halwagi@tamu.edu

U. Diwekar

urmila@vri-custom.org

Practical Approaches to Sustainability and Business Success

S. Veith

susanne.r.veith@usa.dupont.com

J. Xiao

jiexiao@wayne.edu

Sustainability Plenary

S. Sikdar

sikdar.subhas@epa.gov

Y. Huang

yhuang@wayne.edu

Sustainable Fuels

R. Pike

pike@lsu.edu

T. Yonemoto

toshiy@rpel.che.tohoku.ac.jp

Systems Analysis of Sustainability

A. Karunanithi

karunanithi.arunprakash@epamail.epa.gov

K. Mochidzuki

mochi@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Sustainable Energy

W. Barrett

barrett.williamm@epa.gov

K. Liu

liuk@research.ge.com

Sustainability Education

R. Hesketh

hesketh@rowan.edu

M. Eden

edenmar@auburn.edu

Prediction of Sustainability Performance by Computation

P. Blowers

blowers@engr.arizona.edu

M. Goto

mgoto@kumamoto-u.ac.jp

 

Topical 4: Sustainable Biorefineries

Session

Chairs

Chairs E-Mail

Sustainable Biorefineries Plenary Session

B. Dien

dienb@ncaur.usda.gov

D. Thompson

david.thompson@inl.gov

Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Production and Supply for the Emerging Biorefinery Industry

J. Hess

JRichard.Hess@inl.gov

T. Richard

trichard@psu.edu

Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Resources to Synthesis Gases and Pyrolysis Oils

T. Foust

thomas_foust@nrel.gov

J. Cobb Jr.

cobb@engr.pitt.edu

Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Interactions with Other Processing Steps

R. Elander

richard_elander@nrel.gov

B. Dien

dienb@ncaur.usda.gov

Reactor Engineering for Biomass Feedstocks

M. Antal Jr.

mantal@hawaii.edu

Y. Matsumura

mat@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

K. Mochidzuki

mochi@iis.u-tokyo.acjp

Biological Conversions and Processes for Renewable Feedstocks

M. Moniruzzaman

mmoniruzzaman@bioenergyllc.com

N. Qureshi

QURESHIN@ncaur.usda.gov

Chemical and Catalytic Conversions and Processes for Renewable Feedstocks

D. Miller

millerd@egr.msu.edu

S. Stagg-Williams

smwilliams@ku.edu

Integrated Processes for Biochemical Conversion of Renewable Feedstocks to Fuels and Chemicals

N. Mosier

mosiern@purdue.edu

K. Taconi

taconik@email.uah.edu

Developments in Biobased Alternative Fuels

B. Duff

bduff@bbibiofuels.com

M. Rajchel

Marcus.Rajchel@forerunnercorp.com

Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Feedstock-Based Processes and Products

D. Shonnard

drshonna@mtu.edu

C. Alles

carina.alles@usa.dupont.com

Poster Session: Sustainability and Sustainable Biorefineries

C. Perkins

Christopher.Perkins@colorado.edu

D. Thompson

david.thompson@inl.gov

 

Topical 5: Green Engineering and Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Session

Chairs

Chairs E-Mail

Green Engineering and Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry

R. Hesketh

hesketh@rowan.edu

M. Savelski

savelski@rowan.edu

C. Slater

slater@rowan.edu

Benign/Safer Solvents in Pharmaceutical Processing

D. Constable

David.c.constable@gsk.com

S. Katti

sanjeev.katti@genzyme.com

Pharmaceutical Environmental Metrics - LCA

C. Jimenez-Gonzalez

conchita.j.gonzalez@gsk.com

C. Slater

Slater@rowan.edu

Green Reactions in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Kim Albizati

kim.albizati@bioverdant.com

S. Katti

sanjeev.katti@genzyme.com

The Business Case for Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A. Lee-Jeffs

aleej@corus.jnj.com

J. Leazer

john_leazer@merck.com

Government Programs and Partnerships

N. Nguyen

nguyen.nhan@epa.gov

R. Engler

engler.richard@epa.gov

Batch to Continuous Pharmaceutical Processing Challenges

D. Pilipauskas

daniel.pilipauskas@pfizer.com

F. Muzzio

muzzio@soemail.rutgers.edu

Green Separations in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A. Marchut

alexander.marchut@bms.com

M. El-Halwagi

el-halwagi@tamu.edu

Green Engineering and Sustainability Engineering Luncheon

R. Hesketh

hesketh@rowan.edu

M. Savelski

savelski@rowan.edu

C. Slater

slater@rowan.edu

 

 

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2007

 

The First International Symposium on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering (SCPPE 2007)

Guangzhou, China

September 25-28, 2007

 

Website address for the symposium is: http://www.scut.edu.cn/gct/

 

 

 

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