Scale-up, manufacturing and commercialization of green nanomaterials
Symposium Organizers: Dr. Siddharth Patwardhan, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield; Nastassja Lewinski, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
The green manufacturing of nanomaterials has received little attention. Various recent reports have recommended that achieving green manufacturing by 2020 is the “holy grail” and it can help deliver efficient large-scale industrial processes. This session will focus on tools and methods to develop scalable green processes for manufacturing nanomaterials. Contributions focussing on fundamentals of scale-up new green routes and ways for their implementation into industrial manufacturing will be of interest. Key topics include reactor technology, effects of mixing and fluid dynamics, modelling simulations, techno-economic analysis, and product and process design.
Evaluating and predicting the impact of nanomaterials manufacturing will be embedded within this session. This session will focus on the overall sustainability of processes. Contributions identifying novel approaches to holistic improvements in manufacturing as well as metrics, modelling, and/or informatics-based evaluation and prediction of impacts are of particular interest. Discussion generated will be geared towards identifying near-term, mid-term, and long-term goals for making new nanotechnology products inherently more efficient.