Waste Valorization

Waste valorization is the process of reusing, recycling or composting waste materials and converting them into more useful products including materials, chemicals, fuels or other sources of energy. “Waste-to-energy” aspects are becoming more prominent due to the rapid depletion of natural resources and increase in waste generation. AIChE’s CEI provides excellent resources, from webinars to conferences to journal articles and more, for you to learn more about waste valorization research and industrial applications – see below. 

Composite Fuels Production for Combustion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Goal of the Project The primary goal of the project is the creation of composite fuels for combustion processes containing biomass, coal,...

Successful Sulfur Unit Startups

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
As the environmental importance of Sulfur Recovery Units increases, so too does the importance of smooth and successful SRU startups. This paper will...

From Waste to Gas: Biogas Valorization

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 7, 2013
From waste to gas: biogas valorizationV.L. Barrio , U. Izquierdo , J. Requies , M.B. Güemez , J.F. Cambra and P.L. Arias Faculty of Engineering (UPV/...

CEP: News Update

October
2013
News Update
Crunching the Numbers on Grid-Scale Storage; Microbes Convert Waste into Electricity; Solar Cells Make the Right Connection; Engineered Tissue Mingles with Blood Vessels; and more.

CEP: Catalyzing Commercialization - A Biodegradable Plastic Made from Waste Methane

February
2014
Catalyzing Commercialization
What if we could make the Great Pacific Garbage Patch just disappear? What if plastics didn’t accumulate in our landfills? What if we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions while replacing up to 30% of the world’s plastics with a biodegradable substitute? Researchers have tried for decades to achieve these goals. One approach being taken is the development of an efficient production process for poly-hydroxyalkanoate (PHA) — a biodegradable polymer similar to the polypropylene used to make yogurt containers.

CEP: News Update

July
2014
News Update
Nanoparticles Detect Sulfur Content in Crude Oil; Putting Waste Heat to Work; New Process Prints Personalized Drugs; EPA to Cut CO2 from Power Plants; Microbes Convert Biodiesel Waste into Valuable Chemicals
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