2021 AIChE Annual Meeting Workshops | AIChE

2021 AIChE Annual Meeting Workshops

The 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting Workshops provide an excellent opportunity to attend and learn about topics of interest. You can find more information on the workshops being offered and how to register below.
Annual Meeting Workshops Schedule**
Sunday, November 7, 2021 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • 8:00am - 10:00am: Workshop Period I
  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm: Workshop Period II
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch*
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Workshop Period III
  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm: Workshop Period IV

*Lunch is not included in workshop registration unless otherwise noted.

**Specific schedule for each workshop is listed below. Please consult this description for exact timing for the workshop.

W1: Industrial Environmental Management Workshop

Instructor: Tapas Das, Saint Martin's University

Primary goal is to provide aspiring engineers with pertinent information and technological methodologies on how to best manage chemical and allied manufacturing industry's modern-day environment concerns.

In this workshop, we will focus on explaining why industrial environmental management is important to human environmental interactions and describes the physical, economic, social, and technological constraints to achieving the goal of a sustainable environment. It emphasizes recent progress in life-cycle sustainable design, applying green engineering principles and the concept, design, case studies of Zero Discharge, Zero Effect Zero Defect to minimize wastes and discharges from various manufacturing facilities. Also, emphasis will be given to theory, principles, applications, and contemporary issues. The goal is to educate engineers on how to obtain an optimum balance between environmental protections, while allowing humans to maintain an acceptable quality of life.

This workshop covers topics such as: industrial wastes, integrating life cycle assessment in sustainable process and product design, best control technologies, lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, workers’ health and safety issues and industrial environmental regulations, monitoring, reporting, management of health and environmental risks, and compliance. The workshop also looks at the economics of manufacturing pollution prevention; how eco-industrial parks and process intensification will help minimize waste; and the application of green manufacturing principles in order to minimize wastes and discharges from manufacturing facilities.

Most important is our use of real-world problems and explanation of solutions throughout the workshop; also use few case-studies on waste recovery systems toward circular economy.

Who Should Attend?

  • This is an ideal workshop for junior and senior level students, postgraduates and research scholar in multidisciplinary engineering fields such as chemical, civil, environmental, and petroleum engineering.
  • It will also appeal to practicing engineers in process industries such as production, project, process, and HSE seeking information about industrial environmental management and sustainable design principles and methodology. 

Schedule of Events:

The workshop is conducted over four sessions using reference material from Industrial Environmental Management: Engineering, Science, and Policy, Tapas Das.

  1. Topics covered in Workshop Period I are:
    • Ch 1: Why industrial environmental management is important; ISO and the environment; Environmental management in industries; Environmental challenges; Defining pollution prevention & zero-defect zero-effect (ZDZE) paradigm; Sustainability, industrial ecology; Develop conversion technologies and recycling & reuse; Challenges in environmental management.

    • Ch 2:  Environmental history: genesis of the environmental problem; Population growth, poverty, and urbanization; Industrialization and urbanization in the US; Industrial disasters:; History of environmental law; Environmental impact assessment: NEPA and SEPA processes; International law and agreements on environmental issues.

    • Ch 3: Wastewater sources: point and nonpoint; Industrial wastewater characteristics, pretreatment program purpose; Air quality & sources of air emissions: mobile, point and fugitive, emission inventory; Air pollution control and emission rates; Industrial waste management, recycling; Hazardous wastes & regulation: RCRA, CERCLA; Radioactive waste, nuclear waste management.

  2. Topics covered in Workshop Period II are:
    • Ch 4: Industrial Wastewater, Air Pollution, and Solid and Hazardous Wastes: Monitoring, Permitting, Sample Collections and Analyses, QA/QC, Compliance with State Regulations and Federal Standards.

    • Ch 5: Assessment and Management of Health and Environmental Risks: Industrial and Manufacturing Process Safety

  3. Topics covered in Workshop Period III are:
    • Ch 6: Industrial Process Pollution Prevention: Life-Cycle Assessment; Best Available Control Technology (BACT).

    • Ch 7: Economics of Manufacturing Pollution Prevention: Toward an Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Economy; Circular Economy, $/Ton of Pollutant Removal 

  4. Topics covered in Workshop Period IV are:

    • Ch 8: Lean Manufacturing: Lean Six Sigma, Zero Defect and Zero Effect: Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing.

Workshop Registration


Registration for a workshop costs $250+ (unless otherwise noted) and will be available as an add-on to your registration.

Already registered for the Annual Meeting and want to add on a pre-conference workshop? Contact AIChE’s customer service team today: (U.S.) 1.800.242.4363 (Outside U.S.) 1.203.702.7660 Email

+Note: If a workshop does not meet the requisite registrations to be conducted, you will be refunded your registration cost and notified prior to the Annual Meeting.