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CALL FOR PAPERS: PROCESS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR P2/ ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS IN DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION (two sessions)



Proposals to present papers at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
(AIChE)
Spring 2000 Annual Meeting are invited on the following topics of interest
to this group.  
The Meeting will occur in Atlanta, Georgia, March 5-9.  

These sessions are sponsored by the Environmental Division of AIChE.


[09E04]  PROCESS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR POLLUTION PREVENTION

A chemical process or a process technology is an integrated system of
interconnected units, streams, and chemical and environmental goals, and it
should be treated as such. Process integration technology is a holistic
approach to process design, retrofitting, and operation which incorporates
the unity of the process with the goals of preventing pollution at the
source and minimizing the costs.  Thus, the process integration technologies
can be used as a powerful tool towards pollution prevention for air,
wastewater, and solid and hazardous wastes. 

Papers are solicited from academia, as well as from various industries,
including refineries, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, aluminum, electric
utilities, paints and coating which have systems that demonstrate pollution
prevention through integrated process technologies.

[09E03] ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS IN DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION
 
 Increased environmental awareness and regulations are precipitating the 
 need to incorporate more environmental considerations into chemical 
 process design and operations.  This session will focus on the 
 applications, trends, and challenges in end-of-pipe treatment methods, 
 along with the identification of innovative pollution prevention 
 opportunities during the plant design process.  


Chair: 
Urmila Diwekar
Carnegie Mellon University
Engineering & Public Policy Department
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
Telephone Number: 412-268-3003
Fax Number: 412-268-3757
E-mail: urmila@cmu.edu
                                                                
Vice-Chair: 
Tapas Das
Washington State Department of Ecology
300 Desomond Drive, P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600 USA
Telephone Number: 306-407-6809
Fax Number: 360-407-6802
E-mail: tdas461@ecy.wa.gov

Topics of particular interest include:

*	use of process simulation tools and expert systems for considering
environmental issues 
*	dynamic simulation and stochastic modeling for solving environmental
problems
*	handling of fugitive emissions and trace contaminants in simulation
tools
*	process optimization with environmental objective functions 
*	use of rate-based models for environmental calculations 
*	better costing methods for environmental processes 
*	and the incorporation of life-cycle analysis into process simulation
and optimization. 
 
The deadline for submitting papers has recently been extended to October 15,
1999.
AIChE uses an electronic proposal-to-present (PTP) system, so all proposed 
papers should be submitted in electronic form.  Details about the meeting 
and the paper submission process can be obtained at the AIChE web site at 
the following address:

http://www.aiche.org/meeting/spring20/spring2k.htm

This site also includes information on related technical sessions which are
planned for the meeting, including:

[09E01] - Process Design and Operation for Sustainable Development
[09E02] - Environmental Technolgoy and Advances in Process Engineering
Software
[09A01] - Right-to-Know: A Tutorial on What Has Been Happening/Industry
Response/How You Should Prepare
[10A05] - Environmental Issues in Design
[T3011] - Environmentally Benign Processing
[TF002] - Emerging Technologies for CO2 Reduction, Separation, Storage and
Utilization

Questions about whether a paper might be appropriate, etc can be directed to
the session chairs/co-chairs listed above.

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Scott Butner (butner@battelle.org) 
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Technology Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4500 Sandpoint Way, Seattle WA   98105
(206)-528-3290 voice/(206)-528-3552 fax
http://www.chemalliance.org/