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Clean Energy Technologies a Focus of Chemical Engineers' Annual Meeting

Posted Oct 16 2012 9:43am

Pittsburgh — The role of clean energy technologies in building a strong economy and improving quality of life is just one of the wide-ranging topics that will be covered at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), to be held October 28 through November 2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier forum for chemical engineers, attended by industry, government, and academic representatives from around the world. The week-long gathering, featuring 12 different topical conferences and more than 750 sessions, provides an intellectual forum that fosters discussion on a variety of subjects pertinent to cutting-edge research and breakthrough technologies.

This year’s meeting features a strong energy program covering carbon capture and storage, gasification, sustainable and renewable energy, fuel cells, energy storage, and nanotechnology. Charles McConnell, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, is a featured plenary speaker.

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has organized one of the key energy-related topical conferences: Accelerating Fossil Energy Technology Development Through Integrated Computation and Experimentation. The topical conference comprises 22 different sessions over 5 days. These sessions address a multitude of topics, including:

  • Advanced gasification concepts to reduce the cost of electricity while maintaining the highest environmental standards;
  • Controlling emissions of mercury and other trace elements;
  • Improvements in commercial processes for producing hydrogen;
  • Membranes, solvents, and sorbents for gas separation;
  • Novel approaches to utilizing carbon dioxide;
  • Modeling the behavior of carbon dioxide injected into geologic formations; and
  • Methods to evaluate the cost and performance of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies.

For more information about the AIChE Annual Meeting and the NETL-organized topical conference, please visit the conference website .

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