ICOSSE '18 Program

ICOSSE '18 Program

Schedule is subject to change. Last updated July 25, 2018.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

4:00 PM 6:00 PM Registration | Poster Setup & Display 
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Welcome Reception & Poster Display


Monday, August 13, 2018

7:00 AM 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Plenary Speaker: Oliver Kroner, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati Turning Science into Action: Sustainability Policy at the Ground Level
9:45 AM 10:05 AM Coffee Break
10:05 AM 10:50 AM Keynote Speaker: Andrew Mangan, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Pathway21 Transforming the Way Manufacturers Source, Value and Manage Materials
10:55 AM 12:20 PM

Session 1 - Water and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

    Session Chairs: Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State University and Yinlun Huang, Wayne State University
10:55 AM 11:10 AM C. Stewart Slater, Rowan University Integration of Membrane Technology into Coffee Manufacturing Operations for Water Recovery
11:10 AM 11:30 AM Jason Trembly, Ohio University Sustainable Management of Hypersaline Brine Waste: Zero Liquid Discharge Treatment of Produced Water Via Direct Joule-Heating Method
11:30 AM 11:50 AM Nemi Vora, University of Pittsburgh An Information Theory Approach to Assess U.S. Food Trade and Embodied Irrigation Impacts from a Food-Energy-Water Nexus Perspective
11:50 AM 12:20 PM Irina Belozerova and Elizabeth Betancourt, Intel Corporation Water Conservation in Semiconductor Industry: Ultrapure Water and Beyond
12:20 PM 1:30 PM Lunch 
1:30 PM 3:25 PM Session 2 - Modeling and Simulation
    Session Chair: Wendy Young, Chemstations Inc.
1:30 PM 2:05 PM Keynote Speaker: Heriberto Cabezas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pazmany Peter Catholic University Using Green Chemistry and Engineering Principles to Design, Assess, and Retrofit Chemical Processes for Sustainability
2:05 PM 2:25 PM Fernando Lima, West Virginia University A Simulation-Based Computational Framework for Pollution Control Units (PCU) and Estimation of Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) from Manufacturing Processes
2:25 PM 2:45 PM Scott Nicholson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Assessing Fossil Fuel and Feedstock Use in the U.S. Plastics and Rubber Sector: A Supply Chain Analysis
2:45 PM 3:05 PM Kirti M. Yenkie, Rowan University Generating Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks: an Integrated Approach Comprising of Contaminant Properties, Technology Suitability, Plant Design and Process Optimization
3:05 PM 3:25 PM Andres Argoti, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assessment of Urban Sustainability of the Chicago Metropolitan Area Using Green Accounting Methods
3:25 PM 3:45 PM Coffee Break 
3:45 PM 4:30 PM Rapid Fire Session
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Poster Session >>


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

7:30 AM 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Summary Session
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Plenary Speaker: Tracy Young, Global R&D Director, Construction Chemicals & Cellulosics Technology, The Dow Chemical Company  Building Better Solutions to Improve the World: How the Intersection of Technology and Sustainability are Key to Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow
9:45 AM 10:05 AM Coffee Break 
10:05 AM 11:40 PM Session 3 - Food-Energy-Water Nexus - Nutrient Considerations
    Session Chair: Heriberto Cabezas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pazmany Peter Catholic University
10:05 AM 10:40 AM Keynote Speaker: Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State University Accounting for Ecosystems Can Help Improve the FEW Nexus
10:40 AM 11:00 AM Ranjani B. Theregowda, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Comparative Emergy Evaluation of Nutrient Recovery Technology As an Alternative to Traditional Fertilizers and Nutrient Removal Technologies
11:00 AM 11:20 AM Briana Niblick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Eutrophication Model Development for Life Cycle Impact Assessment in the United States
11:20 AM 11:40 AM Xin Ma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Nutrient Removal and Resource Recovery: Effect on Life Cycle Cost and Environmental Impacts of Small Scale Wastewater Treatment
11:40 PM 1:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM 2:55 PM Session 4 - Bioenergy Sustainability
    Session Chair: Raymond Smith, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:00 PM 1:35 PM Keynote Speaker: Michael A. Schultz, PTI Global Solutions Drawing on the Past to Innovate Towards a Sustainable Future
1:35 PM 1:55 PM Rebecca Hanes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Spatially Explicit Modeling of Criteria Air Pollutants from Agricultural and Forestry Feedstock Production
1:55 PM 2:15 PM Wenqin Li, Iowa State University Regional Techno-Economic (TEA) Analysis of the Pyrolysis-Bioenergy- Biochar Pathwayfor Carbon-Negative Energy
2:15 PM 2:35 PM Eric C. D. Tan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory An Integrated Sustainability Evaluation of Indirect Liquefaction of Biomass to Liquid Fuels
2:35 PM 2:55 PM Jeffrey Seay, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Multi Objective Versus Single Objective Optimization of Batch Bioethanol Production Based on a Time-Dependent Fermentation Model
2:55 PM 3:15 PM Coffee Break 
3:15 PM 4:50 PM Session 5 - Sustainable Bioproducts 
    Session Chair: Rebecca Hanes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
3:15  PM 3:50 PM Keynote Speaker: Michael Gromacki, Dixie Chemical Upgrading of Glycerol, a Biodiesel By-Product, into a Specialty Epoxide, Glycidol, for Use in Coatings, Surfactants and Thermoset Materials
3:50 PM 4:10 PM Bethany Klemetsrud, University of North Dakota Aspects of Sustainable Production of Palm Oil in the Municipality of Teapa in Tabasco, Mexico: Evaluating the Current and Future Use of Palm Oil
4:10 PM 4:30 PM Pahola Thathiana Benavides, Argonne National Laboratory Life-Cycle Analysis of Bio-Derived Chemicals in the GREET Model
4:30 PM 4:50 PM Alex Jordan, University of Pittsburgh

Dependence of United States Industrial Sectors on Pollination Service By Insects

4:50 PM 5:30 PM Free Time
5:30 PM 6:00 PM Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Sponsored Banquet


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8:45 AM 8:55 AM Summary Session
8:55 AM 9:40 AM Plenary Speaker: Subhas Sikdar, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (retired) The Pursuit of Sustainable or Clean Products, Processes, and Network Systems 
9:40 AM 11:15 AM Session 6 - Sustainable Chemical Industry
    Session Chair: Gerardo Ruiz-Mercado, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:40 AM 10:15 AM Keynote Speaker: Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council Plastic Industry Leadership in a Circular Economy: Ending Plastic Waste to the Environment
10:15 AM 10:35 AM Paul F. Harten, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Program for Assisting the Replacement of Industrial Solvents, Paris III
10:35 AM 10:55 AM Todd Martin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Development of the Alternatives Assessment Dashboard
10:55 AM 11:15 AM William M. Barrett, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assessing Chemical Alternatives Based on Chemical Structure Using a Name Reaction Database
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 AM 12:45 PM Session 7 - Panel: Sustainability by Manufacturing USA Institutes 
    Session Chair: David Shonnard, Michigan Technological University
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Ignasi Palou-Rivera, RAPID Sustainability and Process Intensification
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Nabil Nasr, REMADE Remanufacturing & the Circular Economy
12:00 PM 12;15 PM Haresh Malkani, CESMII Sustainability and CESMII
12:15 PM 12:45 PM Q&A/Discussion
12:45 PM 1:00 PM Closing Remarks and End of ICOSSE '18 Program
    End of ICOSSE' 18 Programming
2:00 PM 4:00 PM RAPID Workshop - open to ICOSSE '18 attendees

Program and schedule are preliminary and subject to change without notice.