Energy and Natural Resources

Energy and Natural Resources

Given the realities of climate change and social licence to practice, industry and academia continue to explore opportunities to minimize the impact of natural resource extraction and processing through efficiency gains, novel production methods, effluent sequestration and treatment, and clean energy production and storage. Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is critical for the future. Energy is central to nearly every major global challenge. This technical track explores traditional and emerging technologies in resource extraction, energy production, oil and gas processing, affordable and clean energy, energy storage, and the energy/carbon economy.

Markus Li, Envent Engineering
Michael Pegg, Dalhousie University
Edris Madadian, Dalhousie University

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Prospective Sessions:

1. Carbon Economy: greenhouse gas mitigation, carbon capture, post-combustion, pre-combustion, chemical looping, innovative separation technologies, integrated processes and process analysis, carbon storage, CO2 conversion, CO2 utilization
2. Energy Storage and Conversion: electrochemical energy storage, batteries, hydrogen production, fuel cells, thermal energy storage, new technologies for energy storage, energy harvesting, energy conversion technologies, conversion efficiency
3. Industrial Energy Efficiency: process energy integration, energy auditing, energy efficiency analysis, process simulation and optimization, process intensification, waste energy recovery
4. Mineral Processing: surface and interfacial chemistry, hydrodynamics, mixing, slurries, advanced separation technologies, modelling and simulation, process control, metallurgy, flotation, leaching, comminution, tailings, effluent treatment, dewatering, water treatment, innovative unit operations
5. Oil and Gas: oil, bitumen, coal, shale oil shale gas, gas hydrates, natural gas
6. Renewable Energy: biofuels, biomass, solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, thermochemical conversion, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, mixed fuels, unconventional applications of renewable energy, innovative devices