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ACHEMA Congress Programme

The congress programme comprises the complete spectrum of chemical and process engineering as well as biotechnology themes. The topics range from reaction technology, energy supply, analytics, process design and safety through to biotechnology. The congress programme lectures provide insights into current research activities and new scientific results.

ACHEMA congress topics:

 


Biotech for Chemistry

Modern industrial biotechnology is expanding the options for the production of chemicals, polymers, and novel products with superior profiles. Process development is the key to this transition.

Keywords among others are:

  • Biochemical reaction technology (upstream / downstream)
  • Biorefineries
  • Biotransformations/biocatalysis
  • Integrated chemical and biotechnological production

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering today encompasses the realisation of chemical processes starting with intelligent process design based on advanced process synthesis and engineering tools to the rational selection of process equipment providing the best performance of the process. The use of structured equipment, advanced process control and an integrated view on reaction and separation steps provide a holistic view on the process performance to achieve maximum energy and resource efficiency.

Keywords among others are:

  • Process design
  • Digital plant engineering
  • Micro process engineering and structured equipment
  • Process intensification
  • Plant control

Flexible Production

Innovation and digitalization are speeding up steadily, and product life cycles get shorter and shorter with increasing product diversity. These trends clearly reduce the span in the life cycle of processes in chemical industry. Novel plant concepts are needed for rapid and intelligent adaption to new conditions, like changed quantities, variable feedstocks or flexible product adaptation.

Keywords among others are:

  • Digital Plant Concepts
  • Modular Plant Concepts
  • Intelligent plants and apparatus
  • Batch-to-Conti
  • Automation

Future Energy Supply

The transformation of our current, fossil-based energy system towards a sustainable and secure energy system is central to a stable continuous development of industry and society. The future energy supply and the adaptation of our energy system to future challenges integrate aspects of energy, environmental and climate policies.

Keywords among others are:

  • Energy efficient transformations
  • Energy storage
  • Renewable energy resources
  • GHG mitigation technologies
  • Substitution technologies for fossil feedstock and fuels

Industrial Water Management

For industry, water represents an indispensable component of its ongoing development. Efficient industrial water management provides industry with a wide range of economic and strategic advantages.

Keywords among others are:

  • Efficient treatment of complex wastewaters
  • Energy efficiency in water management
  • Industrial water reuse
  • Instrumentation, control, and digitalisation
  • Recovery of valuables from wastewater
  • Developments in desalination

Laboratory Technology

Modern lab equipment today enables researchers to perform literally millions of reactions and analyses in a short time frame.

Keywords among others are:

  • From Big data to smart data
  • Laboratory goes Digital
  • Lab equipment and automation
  • High Throughput technologies
  • Sustainable Lab Design

Labour and Process Safety

Latest concepts and methods, as well as regulatory developments and their implication, in plant and process safety as well as occupational safety. This session is dedicated to safety practitioners of all related stakeholders including industry, services, academics, and authorities.

Keywords among others are:

  • Fires and Explosions
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Management and Communication of Risk and Safety
  • Human and organisational factors
  • Learning from accidents and knowledge transfer

Materials and Material Processing

Materials and material processing are key success factors in the process industry. The interaction between reaction media, reactants and material surfaces and the correct dosage of ingredients along with product functionality strongly depend on the correct choice of materials and how they are employed.

Keywords among others are:

  • Metals and alloys
  • Polymers
  • Nanomaterials and Advanced Materials
  • Materials and surface analysis
  • Corrosion
  • Solids processing
  • Additive Manufacturing

Mixing and Separation Technology

Mixing and separation processes are essential to the chemical, biotechnological and materials processing industries. In addition to the important roles that mixing and separation technologies play in these industries, new developments in these present opportunities for reducing waste and using energy and raw materials more efficiently.

Keywords among others are:

  • Advanced separation technologies
  • Absorption and adsorption technology
  • Membrane technologies
  • Extraction
  • Efficient mixing technologies

Pharmaceutical Technology

The pharmaceutical industry has very specific requirements relating to process and product quality, starting with the equipment for manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and continuing right through to packaging and labelling.

Keywords among others are:

  • sterile manufacturing
  • analytics and quality control
  • formulation and filling technology
  • labelling and tracking technology
  • regulatory aspects: safety, quality & GMP

Process Analytical Technology

Precise, real-time process analytics is indispensable to future chemical production which has to comply with increasingly higher standards in terms of individualisation, quality control, and process efficiency. The holistic approach of PAT, combining process design, analytics, and control, allows continuous tracking of critical process parameters and adjustment of critical quality attributes of the intermediate and end-products. As a scientific, risk-based framework, PAT is intended to support innovation and efficiency in chemical and pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, and quality assurance and is being seen as a very important tool for Quality by Design.

Keywords among others are:

  • process control
  • model-based and data-driven control and simulation
  • online process monitoring
  • data and tool integration / integration platforms
  • PAT and regulatory approach

Raw Materials and Alternative Feedstocks

Future society and industry need to secure the supply of raw materials for industrial processes and to overcome the predicted scarcity of some raw materials by the further development of the circular economy and efficient separation processes. Furthermore, the chemical industry aims to broaden its raw material base to more sustainable feedstocks to meet future climate protection targets. While the market share of platform chemicals from biomass is continuously growing, carbon dioxide fixation from flue gases or the atmosphere using renewable energy may also become a future source of carbon.

Keywords among others are:

  • Primary and secondary Raw Material Sources
  • Circular Economy
  • Recovery of Resources
  • Biomass and Biorefinery
  • CO capture and utilization (CCU)

Reaction Technology

Reaction Technology is the basic technology which defines the process industries. New technologies influence equipment and plant design as well as material and product sustainability requirements.

Keywords among others are:

  • Chemical transformations
  • Catalysis
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Kinetics
  • Reactor design
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