TOPIC LIST

TOPIC ID DESCRIPTION
 
EDUCATION
ED1 Innovation Strategy
ED2 Education
ED3 Public Perception
ENERGY
EN1 Energy Saving in the Process Industries
EN2 Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Quality Management Systems
EN3 Carbon Dioxide as a valuable source of carbon for the chemical industry
EN4 Energy and resource efficiency in the chemical and process industry
EN5 Energy conversion, renewable energy and CO2 mitigation
EN6 Waste-Water-Energy nexus
EN7 Chemical engineering for fuels and transportation
EN8 Biofuels and bio-refineries
EN9 Energy storage and electrochemical processes
 REACTION ENGINEERING
RE1 Chemical Reaction Engineering
RE2 Chemical Engineering in the Application of Catalysis
RE3 Polymer Reaction Engineering
RE4 Biochemical Reaction Engineering
PRODUCTION AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
PP1 Polymers
PP2 Ceramics
PP3 Metals
PP4 Composites
PP5 Bulk Materials Handling & Processing 
PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY
PT1 Filtration and Separation
PT2 Crystallization
PT3 Mechanics and Particulate Solids
PT4 Drying
PT5 Comminution and Classification
PT6 Characterization of Particulate Systems
PT7 Agglomeration
PT8 Particulate solids/solids processing
NANOTECHNOLOGY
Nanomaterials production and characterization
NP1 Advanced nanomaterials production technologies
NP2 Synthesis and degradation of nanocomposites
NP3 Nanomaterials from wastes
NP4 Health and safety applications concerning nanomaterials
Nanomaterials development for environmental applications and sustainable energy 
ND1 Nanosensors and bio-nanosensors for environmental characterization and monitoring 
ND2 Nanomaterial for fuel cells and microbial fuel cells
ND3 Nano materials for batteries and supercapacitors
ND4 Hydrogen production 
Nano-based soil, water and wastewater treatment processes
NW1 Nanoparticles for groundwater treatment
NW2 Nano adsorbent for water and wastewater treatment
NW3 UV, Ozone, Fenton oxidation for wastewater treatment (nano-catalyst and reagents)
NW4 In situ soil oxidation 
NW5 Nanomaterials as permeable reactive barriers 
Nanostructured materials for advanced remediation processes 
NM1 Photocatalysis for air and water treatment 
NM2 Nanomaterials for CO2 conversion 
NM3 Nanoparticles for pollutant extraction from water and soil
Membrane processes for the environment 
MP1 Water and wastewater purification
MP2 Membrane application to biorefinery
MP3 Membrane waste management
MP4 Membrane fouling
SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSFER
ST1 Fluid separations
ST2 High pressure technology
ST3 Membrane separations
ST4 Separation challenges in future fuels
ST5 Green solvents, ionic liquids, biofuels
ST6 CO2 capture
ST7 Integrated, hybrid and novel separations
ST8 Equipment design and revamp
ST9 Process troubleshooting and handling operational problems
ST10 High pressure and high temperature process technology 
DISTILLATION AND ABSORPTION
DA1 Basic data and fundamental principles
DA2 Carbon capture and absorption
DA3 Conceptual process design and Life Cycle Analysis 
DA4 Modelling and simulation
DA5 Control, operation, troubleshooting and manufacturing excellence
DA6 Reactive and hybrid separations
DA7 Emerging separations and technologies
DA8 Fine chemicals, pharma and bio based processes
DA9 Equipment design
DA10 Energy efficiency and technology
THERMODYNAMICS AND INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA
TH1 New Approaches, needs and trends
TH2 Industrial use of thermodynamics 
FLUID MECHANICS AND TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
FM1 Fundamentals
FM2 Multiphase Flows
FM3 Microfluidics and nanofluidics
FM4 Industrial Applications
PROCESS SYSTEM ENGINEERING
PS1 Off-Line Systems
PS2 On-Line Systems
PS3 Computational & Numerical Solutions Strategies
PS4 Integrated and Multiscale Modelling and Simulation
PS5 Computer Aided Process Engineering for the users, society and education
PROCESS INTENSIFICATION
PI1 Novel Reactors
PI2 Reactive and Hybrid Separations
PI3 Continuous Processing
PI4 Alternative Energy Forms
PI5 Microscale Processes
PI6 Multifunctional Equipment
ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
EE1 Electrochemical Reactors
EE2 Industrial Electrochemistry
EE3 Electrochemical Engineering in Environmental Protection
EE4 Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
EE5 Corrosion Protection Engineering
EE6 Electrochemistry at Nanoscale
EE7 Photochemistry and Electrochemistry
PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
DE1 Micro& Nano-structured Materials
DE2 Self-Assembling Systems
DE3 Relation Product Process
DE4 High Performance Materials
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SM1 Hygiene
SM2 Industrial Ecology
SM3 Scarcity
SM4 Carbon Issues
FOOD ENGINEERING
FE1 Food process intensification / Process and equipment design: emerging novel types of equipments and processing methods miniaturization of process equipments
FE2 Food process intensification / Environmental benefits : energy efficient food processing technologies Waste reduction
FE3 Application of nanoscale science in food processing and packaging
FE4 Advances in food Formulation Technology: Smart and Novel Ingredients Structure Design
FE5 Food Biotechnology and Bioprocesses: micro/minibioreactor design; biodegradable polymers production and processing
FE6 Reaction kinetics in food processes
FE7 Modelling and simulation of food processes and automation in food industry
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
IB1 Advanced and innovative technics in industrial biobio-separation, and bio-detection (biosensors)
IB2 Bioresources, Biorefinery and Biomaterials (bio-active compounds, biofuels, fine chemicals)
IB3 Biocatalysis (future microbes and enzymes)
IB4 Advances in immobilisation
IB5 Novel processing (e.g. Microbial fuel cells)
IB6 From small to large (Nano-biotechnology, scale-up/scale down, large-scale production)
IB7 Environmental biotechnology 
IB8 Biofilms in industry and biomedicine
IB9 Microalgal Biotechnology
ENVIRONMENT
EV1 Process Development for Sustainable Environment
EV2 Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Protection
EV3 Green House Gases, Emission Trading
EV4 Environmental Remediation
EV5 Carbon Dioxide as a valuable source of carbon for the chemical industry
EV6 Waste processing and waste-to-energy systems
EV7 Technological innovation for water management in the urban and industrial context
EV8 Soil remediation
LOSS PREVENTION AND SAFETY
COMBUSTION SAFETY
CS1 Analysis, prevention, protection and mitigation of gas, vapor and dust explosion
CS2 Accidental fires (large-scale, building fires, forest fires, fire prevention)
CS3 emerging safety Issues of innovative fuels
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS HAZARDS
CH1 Hazards of chemical substances
CH2 Process runaway and stability of Reactors
CH3 scale-up of Reactive Processes
CH4 Environmental safety and occupational health
RISK AND HAZARD ANALYSIS
RH1 Hazard identification, risk assessment, multi-risk and multi-hazard analysis
RH2 Models and experiments for the Analysis of accident consequences
RH3 External Hazard factors and security Issues
RH4 NaTech scenarios and influence of natural Hazards
HUMAN FACTORS AND SAFETY CULTURE
HF1 Human error
HF2 safety culture and Education
HF3 Risk Perception and communication
HSE MANAGEMENT, RISK GOVERNANCE AND REGULATIONS
HS1 Emergency planning and Emergency exposure
HS2 HSE management systems
HS3 Seveso Directive: Applications and experiences
HS4 ATEX and PED related Issues
FORENSIC ENGINEERING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
FA1 Analytical and Computational methods in forensic investigation
FA2 accident investigation and case-studies
FA3 Learning from accidents
PROCESS DEVELOPMENT FOR SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY
PD1 Life-cycle approach to sustainability
PD2 Process integration and Green Engineering
PD3 Inherent safer Processes and Performance indicators
PD4 Environmental Impact Assessment and Integrated Pollution Prevention Control
SAFETY OF ENERGY SYSTEMS
SE1 safety in the oil & gas industry including the LNG and CNG supply chains
SE2 safety in nuclear energy production
SE3 safety of energy transportation infrastructures and of renewable sources
SAFETY OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
ST1 safety in the land transportation of hazardous Materials
ST2 Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment
ST3 safety in water transportation of hazardous Materials
SECURITY ISSUES IN THE CHEMICAL AND PROCESS INDUSTRY 
SI1 security Vulnerability Analysis and security Risk Assessment
SI2 Physical and cyber security of industrial installations
SI3 safety and security synergies
BIOMASS
Biomass Conversion Analysis
BC1 Solid biofuel Combustion at different scales of application
BC2 Pyrolysis, Torrefaction, Carbonisation and Char production 
BC3 Gasification for Syngas production and Power 
BC4 Bio from Digestion 
BC5 Lignocellulosic ethanol, biomass fermentation 
BC6 Bio to (combined) Refineries 
BC7 Biofuel kinetics and pollutant formation 
Biomass Processes 
BP1 Production of solid biofules and feedstock charaterization 
BP2 Biodisel, jet fuels production from oil-based fuels and chemicals from Syngas 
BP3 Technologies for feedstock supply: chipping, pelletising, briqueting 
BP4 Innovative processes from waste 
BP5 Anaerobic digestion processes
BP6 Algae production and processing
Biomass Resources 
BR1 Innnovative use of wastes 
BR2 Residue from agriculture and harvesting
BR3 Algae cultivation and supply chain 
BR4 Biomasses from dedicated bioenergy crops 
Biomass Policies 
BO1 Life cycle and supply chain 
BO2 Sustainability and impact with environment 
BO3 Agriculatur global planning and intensification 
BO4 Support programmes and strategic goals
OLFACTOMETRY
POLICY AND REGULATION
PR1 Regulatory approaches
PR2 Evaluation of exposure levels and acceptability criteria
PR3 Management of odour complaints
PR4 Measurement accuracy and repeatability 
VOC and Odour sampling
VO1 Sampling materials and strategies
VO2 Sample storage
VO3 Surface sampling
EMISSION & EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT
EM1 Olfactometry (determination of odour concentration, intensity or hedonic tone)
EM2 Chemical analysis
EM3 Other assessment techniques (e.g., Electronic noses, GC-O)
EM4 Dispersion modelling
EM5 Field inspection and field measurements
EM6 Questioning
EM7 Emission inventories (EFs, OEFs)
ELECTRONIC NOSE FOR ODOUR MEASUREMENT
NO1 Standardization approaches (CEN TC 264 WG41)
NO2 Medical/ health applications
NO3 Food applications
NO4 Environment & safety applications
NO5 Indoor air quality evaluation
OTHER APPLICATIONS OF ODOUR MEASUREMENT
OP1 Odour testing for specific products and applications
OP2 Determination of odour thresholds
OP3 Medical diagnosis
ODOUR CONTROL AND ABATEMENT TECHNIQUES
OC1 Process control for odour minimization
OC2 Biological treatments
OC3 Other abatement systems
OC4 Masking and deodorization