International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME 2020)

July 5-8, 2020
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The 7th edition of the ACEME Conferences promotes research and development activities on accelerated carbonation at an international level, favoring the share of knowledge and discussing future development and implementation in the field.

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Conference Topics

1. Principles of accelerated carbonation

The fundamentals of reaction kinetics and mechanisms of various carbonation schemes in both natural and engineered systems. Topics will also include thermodynamic and kinetic modeling as well as mineralogical and morphological transformations.

2. CO2 capture and storage by mineral carbonation

Carbonation of minerals, rocks, soils and sediments in terms of carbon capture and storage. Topics will include but not limited to chemical and morphological alterations in minerals; the stability of carbonated materials; the evaluation of CO2 storage capacity; mineral carbonation as an alternative direct air capture method, and other novel in-situ and ex-situ mineral carbonation technologies.

3. Accelerated carbonation of alkaline materials including industrial wastes, lime, cement and concrete

Carbonation of alkaline materials such as industrial wastes and cementitious materials. Topics will include but not limited to identification and resource estimation; reaction kinetics and mechanisms; implication of feedstock heterogeneity on carbonation behaviors; chemical and physical characterization of carbonated materials including their potential environmental impacts upon disposal or utilization.

4. CO2 utilization by mineral carbonation

The potential uses of carbonated materials (both minerals and industrial wastes) as well as their byproducts. The evaluation of carbonated materials in various applications will be discussed (e.g., construction materials, paper and plastic fillers) in terms of their performance (e.g., mechanical and compressive strengths) and chemical and physical stabilities.

5. Pilot- and full-scale applications

Case studies of pilot, field or commercial-scale accelerated carbonation technologies in the context of CCS, treatment of industrial wastes, and utilization of carbonated materials, etc. Novel reactor design, process optimization, heat and materials integration, and the life cycle and economic assessments are all relevant topics.

Conference Organizers

Conference Chairs:

  • Andres Trikkel, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Mai Uibu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Ron Zevenhoven, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Steering Committee:

  • Alessandra Polettini, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Greeshma Gadikota, Cornell University, USA
  • Colin Hills, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • Additional members to be confirmed shortly

Organized By:

The International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME 2020) is organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Center for Energy Initiatives (CEI).