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 Speakers

Prof. Adam HarveyProfessor of Process Intensification - Newcastle University

Joint Speakers

  • Prof. Adam Harvey – Professor of Process Intensification, Newcastle University
  • Dr Anh Phan, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering – Newcastle University

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: PI Group contribuition: Dr Anh Phan, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering – Newcastle University
    • Title: Valorisation of waste
    • The talk will focus on two cases: (1) developing a sustainable and environmentally friendly chemical recycling process to transform mixed/contaminant plastic wastes into precursors/chemicals for plastic circular economy and (2) hydrogen production from waste.

Speaker Bio

Professor Adam Harvey is the Professor of Process Intensification at Newcastle University, School of Engineering and Head of the Process Intensification Group (PIG). The group is World-leading, and the largest PI research group in the World, comprising over 70 researchers: 15 academic staff, 10 research associates/visitors and over 45 PhD students.

Prof Harvey also manages the international network, PIN (Process Intensification Network), which recently held its 27th meeting (in Newcastle, June 2019), and is one of the authors of the main textbook on the subject (Reay, Ramshaw and Harvey).

His research spans a diverse range of research areas including: process intensification, biofuels, CO2 chemistry, biomass processing, bioreactors, plasma processing and flow chemistry. In these areas, he has over 140 publications:



Joint Speaker

Dr Anh Phan

Dr Anh Phan

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering – Newcastle University

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.