National Conference on Waste to Energy, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage [NCWECCUS-2023]

22 Dec 2023   -   24 Dec 2023
Mechanical Engineering
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Globally, organic wastes are available in the form of municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastes, and are largely disposed of every year. Accumulation of different organic wastes on land, sea and air increases anthropogenic gases which lead to an increase in global warming potential (GWP). Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is one of the methods to reduce the emissions of anthropogenic gases resulting from the accumulation of organic wastes. It is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste. Most WtE processes produce electricity and/or heat directly through combustion or produce a variety of combustible fuels.

On the other hand, carbon dioxide (CO2) is generated largely from the combustion of fossil fuels which also causes an increase in GWP. CO2 from various sources can be mitigated by carbon capture, utilization and storage [CCUS]. CCUS involves the capture of CO2, generally from large point sources like power generation or industrial facilities that use either fossil fuels or biomass as fuel. If not being used on-site, the captured CO2 is compressed and transported by pipeline, ship, rail or truck to be used in a range of applications, or injected into deep geological formations such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs or saline aquifers. A lot more to be done to expand the application of CCUS in fossil fuel-based power plants, oil refineries, steel industries, cement industries and biogas purification. Considering these emerging issues, this conference is aimed to provide a platform for faculty, research scholars and students from educational institutions, industry, and research organizations to disseminate their knowledge/views on the subject in the disciplines of Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Life Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Mining Engineering.