2022 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environment Research (ICAEER 2022)

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Sheng Han, Shanghai Institute of Technology, China

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Experience: Han Sheng, Ph. D., Professor, Doctoral tutor, Director of Science and Technology of Shanghai Institute of Technology. He has won more than 10 honors at the provincial and ministerial level and above, such as the National Project for Millions of Talents, “Hou Debang” Chemical Technology Innovation Award, Shanghai's leading talents, Shanghai Outstanding Technology Leader. Also, Prof. Han is the invited editor of many domestic and foreign journals, such as Fine Petrochemicals, Materials Herald, Chinese Chemical Letters.Prof. Han has presided over more than 70 horizontal and vertical projects, such as the National Natural Science Foundation Project, Shanghai Talent Development Fund, Shuguang Project. Published more than 290 research papers in Adv. Mater, Adv. Funct. Mate, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Small, Green Chem., Appl. energy, Fuel and other domestic and foreign journals as the first or corresponding author, 13 papers with high ESI citations. For another, Prof. Han has won more than 20 awards at the provincial and ministerial level and above, such as the first prize of China's invention and entrepreneurship achievements (2018), the second prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award (2015/2017/2020), the China Industry-University-Research Innovation Award (2020)).


Prof. Chintha Jayasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Title: Effect of Construction Materials on Embodied and Operational energy of multi-storey houses in Tropical climates
Abstract: Housing sector consumes a significant amount of energy in the form of embodied and operational energy while consuming a vast amount of natural resources to manufacture the construction materials needed.  Such over exploitation of natural resources as building material has caused a severe impact on the environment.  Various controlling measures taken to protect the environment has escalated the prices of natural resource based building materials.  This situation has been further aggravated due to the energy consumption in different stages such as material manufacturing, construction and then during building operation.  Hence, many investigations have been carried out on alternative materials that could have less embodied energy and also has the potential to assist in reducing the operational energy.
In this presentation that concentrates on energy efficient building forms and configurations applicable for tropical climatic conditions, the use of alternative materials and non-biodegradable waste based building materials have been paid greater attention.  The effective use of stabilized earth as a partition and loadbearing alternative walling material is presented with special emphasis on the embodied energy while highlighting the impact on operational energy in tropical climatic conditions.  The use of re-cycled EPS beads to produce a light weight panel of different thicknesses suitable for loadbearing construction of multi-storey houses will also be presented highlighting the facts related to embodied and operational energy.  Comparisons drawn with the conventional natural resource based building materials will also be presented to highlight the usefulness of recognizing such alternative materials and systems for main stream housing sector. 


Dr. Rohitha Weerasinghe, University of the West of England, England

Title: Low Carbon Energy Generation Technologies for Water Vessels
Abstract: Marine industry worldwide and in the UK has been trailing behind other industries in making contributions to the net zero carbon pledge in 2050. UK’s clean air strategy now includes ambitious targets to meet in all sectors, including the maritime sector. In this discussion, a technological analysis is presented to show the opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and help meet the clean air targets. Traditionally, wind power has been used extensively in the marine industry. However, the use of solar power and other renewable energy sources has been minute, especially due to the lack of infrastructure. One of the most promising clean technologies is the use of hydrogen with on-board production and carbon capture. The use of bio fuels has also increased lately. The industry still looks at enhancing internal combustion engines and reducing carbon through technological advancement. This is mainly due to technological inertia. In the present work, results of simulations are presented that will inform the reader about the possible improvements to the technologies. The analysis includes internal combustion engines using both conventional fuels and hydrogen, bio fuels, carbon capture, hybridisation with electricity, wind power and wave power, energy storage and on-board energy generation. 


Prof. Weidong Fan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Title: Research on Innovative Mechanism and Technology of High Efficiency and Low NOx Combustion of Zero Carbon Fuel NH3
Abstract: The development goal of "carbon peak, carbon neutral" has greatly promoted the development of the clean energy industry and related research. As an efficient hydrogen storage medium and energy carrier, NH3 has attracted the attention of many researchers in China and abroad. The storage and transportation technology of NH3 is mature, and it is a potential zero-carbon fuel. However, NH3 has relatively poor combustion characteristics, ignition is difficult, and flame propagation speed is low (only about 1/5 of that of methane). In order to improve the combustion characteristics of NH3, based on the basic research on the reaction characteristics of NH3/NO/O2 system, the team proposed the strategy of oxidizing agent side to improve the combustion of NH3, and explored the influence of improving the propagation velocity of NH3 laminar premixed flame. The results show that the NH3-air system can greatly improve the flame propagation speed, and with the reactant preheating, the rapid combustion of NH3 can be realized. Through detailed mechanism research, the excitation mechanism of NH3 flame can be proved. This innovation is expected to truly realize the high efficiency and low NOx combustion of NH3 without an auxiliary external heat source, thus promoting the engineering application of NH3 as fuel in the future.


Prof. Lunbo Duan, Southeast University, China

Title: Novel High Efficiency Fluidized Bed Combustion Technology through Oxygen Carrier Aided Combustion (OCAC)
Abstract: Uneven distribution of oxygen and fuel often occurs when high-volatile light fuel burns in industrial CFB boilers, which could adversely affect combustion efficiency, pollutant emission and operation safety. A novel concept, oxygen carrier aided combustion (OCAC) technology has been proposed to improve the distribution and mixing of oxygen and fuel in boiler in 2013. In this report, the basic principle, research progress and potential advantages and challenges of OCAC technology will be summarized and prospected. The combustion, pollutant emission and ash related problems of oxygen carriers in OCAC will be highlighted as well.


Prof. Meihong Wang, University of Sheffield, UK
Title: Systems Engineering for Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
Abstract: The Seminar will start with an introduction to Systems Engineering, followed by motivations of our research. The main part will be our research on carbon capture and transport in the context of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) for Power Plants. Then the topic will be extended to our current efforts in CCUS for petro-chemical manufacturing (e.g. ethylene plants). We will also discuss how to apply Artificial Intelligence techniques for modelling, optimisation and control in CCUS.


Prof. Jiang Wu, Shanghai University of Electric Power, China

Title: Research progress in MXene-based energy storage materials and its applications
Abstract: It is very necessary to build a major strategy for the energy system to transform the energy structure depending on fossil energy at main extent to a new energy system based on renewable energy, so as to sequestrate CO2 emission and in turn meet the "3060" dual-carbon goal. To solve the issues, including the power surplus during the peak period of the power plant, the intermittent solar and wind energy, and the key technologies for the development of new energy vehicles, the research and development on a series of new electrode materials have been carried out. In this report, the research and development of MXene-based energy storage materials, and its applications in relevant field will be discussed.