Building a circular economy for sustainable chemicals and materials
Professor Jin Xuan
Associate Dean (Research and Innovation)
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
Date & Time
Monday, 9 January 2023
According to a United Nations report, chemicals production and consumption are to be doubled in the next 10 years to fulfil our essential needs. It's simply not going to happen unless we adopt a circular economy approach. The UKRI Interdiscipli- nary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy was established in January 2021 to kick start the timely transition of the UK's £32bn chemical industry into a circular system. In this talk, I will outline the vision and remit of the Centre, and discuss why we need a whole system approach and an interdisciplinary team to address the challenge. I will then give some examples of the on-going research in our lab to tackle the challenges in the development of the circular chemical economy. I will show how we combine classic electrochemical engineering with cut- ting-edge enabling tools such as deep learning and digital twin technologies to deliver novel sustainable chemicals and materi- al and recover chemical feedstocks from end-of-life materials and captured CO2 emissions.
Registration link: https://hku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XU73byq0TCOmARt2MIxWvQ
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