APCChE–UNIDO Special Symposium — Inclusive and sustainable chemical industry in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Open to the public)
To make contributions to SDGs, it is essential to discuss the vision of sustainable society meeting the condition for each region, design the customized system, and make actions. This symposium calls for presentations on the local issues and how chemical engineering could address them especially in Southeast, South, and West Asian regions and on the environmental and energy technologies. Presentations on case studies are highly encouraged. Keynote lectures will be made by UNIDO, investors, and/or leading researchers. This session will be organized jointly with the Students' Program on “Research proposal for SDGs from youth.”
The contents can include environmental and energy problems in local societies, environmental technologies and their installation, renewable energies and their installation, design of sustainable cities/towns meeting local conditions.
This session will be composed of invited talks only.
East Asian joint session: Critical SDGs in highly industrialized economies
East Asia is characterized by economies that have achieved high level of development in varied forms. In such economies, balances among the society, economy and the environment has been (and will continued to be) an important issue. This session offers scientists and engineers a unique opportunity to share how chemical technologies have been, or is envisioned to be put into practice to achieve critical SDGs within the respective economies. The outcomes may allow a cross-boundary, East Asian initiatives to form and thereby jointly achieve the SDGs in the global supply chain.
SCEJ–AIChE joint session: Bioseparations and bionanotechnology (8th SCEJ–AIChE joint session)
Understanding biological interaction for chromatography separations or bionanoparticles based systems such as detection or drug delivery. Papers on the following topics will be presented, biological interaction in chromatography and other bionanoparticle systems for drug delivery and analysis.
The contents can include bio-nanotechnology for bioseparations, biological interaction or recognition in chromatography and other bio-affinity systems, and transport phenomena in chromatography and other bio-affinity systems.
SCEJ–ESBES joint session: Next generation downstream processing of biologics (2nd SCEJ–ESBES joint session)
It is highly expected to improve downstream processing of biological products such as monoclonal antibodies by developing new technologies and/or incorporating new concepts. Papers on the following topics will be presented: continuous purification methods, advanced process analytical technology (PAT), integrated purification unit operations, modeling of unit operations and so on.
The contents can include chromatography of biologics, membrane/filtration of biologics, precipitation/crystallization of biologics, continuous separation of biologics, modelling of downstream processing of biologics, and process analytical technology (PAT).
Australia–China–Japan session for powder and nanotechnology (incorporating the 2nd China-Japan Particuology Forum)
This session focus on the fundamentals and modeling of fine and nano-particles functional behavior and industrial applications in material, pharmaceutical, energy and environmental, etc., to produce collaboration among three countries and academia/industry
The contents can include fluid and particle processing, and materials and interfaces.
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS): Process development and fundamental properties
As the global warming becomes the serious problem in the society, the technology is needed to develop the novel processes of carbon dioxide capture for utilization (CCU) as well as storage (CCS). This symposium will provide the opportunity for you to discuss topics ranging from the fundamental thermodynamic data and models to the development of the novel separation processes for CCUS technology. The fundamental properties, the separation processes, and the environment, these three divisions of SCEJ organize this symposium as the kick off of the large scale collaboration. Tomakomai CCS demonstration plant site tour is under planinng.
The contents can include CCS and CCU.
Materials and systems engineering for electrical energy devices —fuel cell, battery, solar cell, and energy carriers—
The symposium is focusing on state-of-the-art topics in the fields of fuel cells, battery, solar cell, energy carriers and related electrochemical energy technologies with comprehensive approach and perspectives from materials, reactions, devices, and systems to provide a forum for international exchange of views for future energy systems.
The contents can include fuel cell, battery, and solar cell technologies, energy carrier technologies, water electrolysis, and related electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems.
Diversity plays a critical role in solving a global problem, where gender equality is ever more discussed as it was addressed in SDG #5. In this session, current situation of diversity in each country are overviewed. We will exchange ideas on ways to promote networking and increase collaboration among countries on this issue.
The contents can include gender equality, diversity, and woman's networking in chemical engineering.
Industry 4.0 and the future of chemical engineering (Invited talks only)
The concept of Industrie 4.0 is expected to bring about revolution in chemical manufacturing. It is about exploitation of information technology but in a way different from the current relationship between chemical plants and information technology. Industrie 4.0 advocates the introduction of IoT and development of cyber-physical systems. Through analysis of big data from a process and the market using a powerful data processing technology, we can foresee the change in the status of the factory and the market, and derive the best operating strategy. This session discusses the current status, future and the issues related to Industrie 4.0 for chemical industry.
The contents can include Industrie 4.0, education, artificial intelligence, and Internet of things .
Student program (contest):— Research proposal for SDGs from youth (Open to the public)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted at the United Nations Summit in 2015 with their 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. To encourage students' challenges to this initiative, the Student Program will be held on 23 September. Please refer to the Student Program page for details.