Plenary Lectures and Keynotes
Up-to-date waste-to-energy approach
by Prof Petr Stehlik, Brno University, Czech Republic
Energy storage – key technology for sustainable development
by Dr Rainer Tamme, DLR German Aerospace Center, Germany
Metrics, Outreach, Education and the Professional Society Role in Waste To Energy
by Dr Darlene Schuster, AIChE, USA
Enhancement of anaerobic digestion performance: which pretreatment for which waste?
by Dr Hélène Carrère, INRA, France
Periodic bioprocesses and their applications on waste treatment and valorization
by Prof Gerasimos Lyberatos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Biomethane- biogas purification
by Dr Gerhard Ett, Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas, Brazil
From inorganic industrial wastes to high temperature refractory ceramics
by Prof Xavier Py, CNRS PROMES, France
Innovations on the path towards 100% MSWI bottom ash recycling
by Prof Carlo Vandecasteele, University of Leuven, Belgium
Sewage sludge treatment and utilization status and development in China
by Prof Yong Chi, Zhejiang University, China
Design of a high efficiency Waste to Energy plant in Brazil consuming a limited amount of natural gas
by Dr Sergio Guerreiro Ribeiro, WTERT, Brazil
Gasification as alternative in appropriate treatment of municipal solid waste in Brazil: an assessment of the environmental standpoint
by Prof Electo Silva Lora, Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil
Ultimate energy performances of grate combustor WtE plants
by Prof Stefano Consonni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Modeling of reactors for thermal treatment of waste and biomass
by Prof Frédéric Marias, University de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France
Comparison of heat flux and transport phenomena in waste-to-energy (WTE) combustion chambers
by Prof Nickolas J. Themelis, Columbia University, USA
Rare earths and strategic metals: primary and secondary resources
by Prof Lev Filippov, University of Lorraine-Nancy, France
Low CO2 cement by alkali-activation of fly ash and slag — from materials science to commercial production
by Prof Jannie S.J. Van Deventer, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof Petr Stehlík
Brno University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Petr Stehlík is a Professor and Director of the Institute of Process and Environmental Engineering at Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. He also currently holds the position of Vice President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineers. He has several years of experience in engineering practice before joining the university, and at for a long period he has also been a director of research and development of a certified engineering and contracting company with activities aimed especially at waste to energy technologies.
Some of his main activities include: Executive Editor of Heat Transfer Engineering and Guest Editor of other international journals, Coordinator/Contractor of national and international research projects, Author/Co-author of numerous papers, and plenary/keynote speaker at various international conferences. He is a co-founder and President/Vice-President of PRES conference – Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. His research and development as well as application activities are aimed especially at waste to energy systems, applied heat transfer, process integration in special cases, energy saving and environmental protection. He has also founded a research and development NETME Centre (New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering). Recently he has been awarded Honorary Doctorate.
Dr Rainer Tamme
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
Rainer Tamme is a Diplom Chemiker in chemistry and chemical engineering from the Technische University Hannover and has got a Ph.D. in solid state and inorganic chemistry.
Since end of 2012 he was the Director of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany.
He is a recognized expert in the field of energy storage, thermo-chemical conversion and fuel processing technologies and author of more than 100 publications in scientific journals and book. Key Qualifications in the subject energy storage are material development, design and integration of TES systems for power generation and for the industrial process heat sector.
He has many years of experience in managing and coordinating numerous German and international projects involving a wide range of industrial companies and research institutes, e.g., he co-ordinated several European projects dealing with energy conversion and storage for high temperature solar thermal applications.