Feature Session:

Day 2 PROCESS INTENSIFICATION Feature Session - Hosted by Process Intensification Network (PIN) & PI Group at Newcastle University

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.30 to 12.00, Stage 3

Joint Speaker

Dr Anh PhanSenior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering – Newcastle University

About this session

Prof. Adam Harvey – Professor of Process Intensification, Newcastle University

• Co-speaker, tbc

Daily PI’ sessions overview:

Reflecting the importance of ‘process intensification’ methods & technologies in improving unit process & chemical processing plant efficiencies and at the same time contributing substantially to sustainability goals, CHEMUK will feature daily discussions around this key topic, through daily hosted expert sessions from the Process Intensification Network (PIN) & PI Group at Newcastle University

  • Part 1: Introduction to Process Intensification – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification
    Prof Harvey will describe what “process intensification” is, and give an overview of the diverse range of “intensified” process technologies available in the Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle. This will illustrate how “PI” can transform many chemical processes, by reducing the size, cost and environmental impact of many technologies/processes.
  • Part 2: Presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme:  tbc

Speaker Bio

Dr Anh N. Phan (Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University) has research interests in process intensification, biorefining, cold plasma technologies, and chemical/material recycling from waste. She has published more than 60 papers in these areas in high-impact factor journals (https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=0Whd4kQAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate).

She has developed novel technologies for chemical recycling from plastic waste. Her work on plastic waste was featured in the Conversation (https://theconversation.com/how-we-can-turn-plastic-waste-into-green-energy-104072) and the Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/plastic-waste-turn-green-energy-recycling-cold-plasma-pyrolysis-a8564536.html).

She currently leads a group of 14 researchers undertaking research on hydrogen production from waste and residues, chemical recycling from plastic waste, and carbon-based materials from waste for energy storage and water treatment.