ECCE10, ECAB3 and EPIC5 will also include 5 symposia :

3rd Symposium on Thermodynamics: Industrial use of thermodynamics (included in ECCE10)

If your aim is to improve the sustainability or quality of a product, then you know the importance of thermophysical properties. This knowledge is obtained by using molecular and thermodynamics tools. Industrial Use of Thermodynamics (IUT) is to show and discuss the present and future developments in these fields.

In addition to the regular topics that include Fluid Phase Equilibria, Molecular simulation and equations of state, we want to take advantage of ECAB3 and EPIC5 to stress some important innovative paths that the profession is investigating:

• BioThermodynamics: Today's challenges increasingly concern the understanding of highly complex molecules featuring many hydrogen bonds and polar groups. This will be one of the focuses of IUT.

• Thermodynamic Efficiency: Non-equilibrium thermodynamics not only allows describing transport phenomena, but also entropy creation and therefore process efficiency.

A round-table discussion will allow industrial participants to contribute to the definition of new research directions. It will focus on the three questions:

• What new approaches can bring significant innovation to industry?

• What type of data would bring most value to the existing databases?

• What is the role of service and software companies to facilitate knowledge transfer?

Jean-Charles de Hemptinne, IFPEN - France
Jean-Noel Jaubert, ENSIC, Nancy – France

Round table discussion with the topic "Energy: conservation and Management". Click here for more information

The symposium will be held on September, Monday, the 28th afternoon in Gallienni 4 room. This symposium is included in ECCE10.

5th Symposium on Product Design and Engineering (included in ECCE10)

The 5th Symposium on Product Design and Engineering will take place during ECCE10 congress. It is organized by the Section on Product Design and Engineering of EFCE and the Working Group on Product Design of SFGP.

New consumers’ habits and environmental criteria imply the industry to adapt and optimize the process chain to satisfy the consumers’ requirements. As a consequence, it is necessary to reconsider the methodology and the development of the various implementation stages to manufacture new products adapted to the market. The multi-scale approach covering the whole chain of the manufactured product, from the raw materials to their formulation to target end-use properties, is considered as an axis of Process Engineering with strong potential and considerable industrial issues.

This topic “Product Design and Engineering” focuses on the development of innovative tools applied along the chain of manufacturing product: Molecular engineering, molecular scale interface/microstructure/macrostructure, characterization of physical-chemical, structural and textural properties, size, morphology, structure-properties-processes relationships, and the impact of the various factors (economic, environmental, societal) on the product/process.

This program targets on various sectors:

• product design and engineering in food
• product design and engineering in pharmaceuticals
• product design and engineering in fine chemicals
• product design and engineering in cosmetics
• product design and engineering in paints, textiles, paper
• emulsion, foam, microencapsulation, structured particles, gel, ...
• material engineering
• metallic materials

Ulrich Broeckel, Birkenfeld, Germany
Nouria Fatah – ENSCL – Lille – France

The symposium will be held on September, Tuesday, the 29th in Mediterranee 3 room. This symposium is included in ECCE10.

2nd Symposium on Sustainability: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (included in ECCE10)

In the frame of a rapid growth of world population and the increasing needs of the modern society, it appears more and more important to develop a sustainable use of Earth’s resources (energy, water, materials). This challenge must be noted by the industries that have permanently to adapt and improve their processes. In line with this, reuse and recycling of materials is of primary interest to preserve Earth’s resources. Different aspects are relevant for the sustainable use of resources and materials and connections between various disciplines such as material sciences, chemical engineering, product designs etc. are essential.

The objectives of this Symposium will be to discuss the latest development and issues in
this field considering (but not exclusively):

• Sustainable resources and materials uses for products and processes
• Mining of elements – selectivity for a single element or combinations, yields, facilities
• Materials criticality • Process analysis and efficiencies in production steps (LCA, Seebalance® BASF, Atomic efficiencies…)
• Recovery and recycle – collection, regeneration processes, facilities
• Stockpiling
• Mind setting and political issues

It is expected to analyse the resource base of the process industry and provide solid decisions support for business and political decision makers based on the scientific and industrial experiences.

The 2nd Symposium on Sustainability is co-organized by the section on Sustainability of EFCE and the Working Group on life-cycle and recycling of materials of SFGP.

The symposium will be held on September, Wednesday, the 30th and October, Thursday, the 1st in Mediterranee 3 room. This symposium is included in ECCE10.

2nd Symposium of the European Academy of Food Engineering (included in ECCE10)

The European Academy of Food Engineering (EAFE) organise the 2nd Symposium of the EAFE ( with an objective of the Symposium to promote European Food Engineering research, education and innovation across the European research institutions and industry. It will provide an opportunity for young food engineers to contribute to the research and development agenda as well as communicate innovations for future processes and knowledge transfer from research to applications. Research and Innovation from academic and industry Perspectives, Innovation and Research Achievements by Young Scientists and Future Education and Food Engineering Challenges under various Topics will be welcome.

• sustainable food engineering, renewable feedstocks, safety, packaging and preservation
food processing, food structure
to renew food operations and processes using bio actives and biotechnology
sustainable technologies and combination of technologies in food engineering
new biosynthetic strategies in food engineering
new approaches in food engineering education

The inaugural Symposium of the EAFE was organised on 22-23 April 2013 as part of ECCE9 in The Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands, 22-25 April 2013. The EAFE was established to form a Collegium of Food Engineers and Technologists for effective networking and advancement of education, research and publicity of Food Engineering and Technology in Europe. The EAFE is recognised since 2012 as EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science and Technology) Special Interest Group in collaboration with EFCE.

Yrjo Roos - University College Cork, Cork - Ireland
Dietrich Knoor - Berlin University of Technology, Department of Food Technology, Berlin - Germany
Gilles Trystram - AgroParisTech, Paris - France

The symposium will be held on September, Tuesday, the 29th in Eutherpe room. This symposium is included in ECCE10.

3rd Symposium on Handling and Hazards of Particulate Materials in Industry (HANHAZ)

Tons of materials are handled everyday in a great variety of industries. Many diverse types of materials are being introduced in processing industries and, by consequence, studies about mechanics of particulate solids, characterization, unit operation processing such as crystallization... are of the greatest importance in order to design, produce and operate the right material with the ad hoc properties, handling them with efficiency and in the most secure conditions.

The 3th International Symposium on Handling and Hazards of Particulate Materials in Industry (HANHAZ2015) addresses the importance of solving problems among all on:

Bulk materials handling developments
New equipment and structural design methods for new materials and improving efficiency of handling operations
Characterization and simulations of particles and particulate systems
Fluid dynamics and simulation of particulate processes
Advanced measuring, visualization, characterization technologies
Processing technologies for improved battery materials, clean fossil fuels for energy generation, nuclear fuels, recycling
Industrial and urban waste handling and processing
Health and safety aspects, dust explosions and fires in industries
Other research in connection with the handling and hazards of materials in industry

The 3th International Symposium on Handling and Hazards of Particulate Materials in Industry is co-organized by the EFCE WP on Mechanics of Particulate Solids, the EFCE WP on Characterization of Particulate Systems and the EFCE WP on Crystallization.

The symposium will be held on September, Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th in Mediterranee 1 and Mediterranee 2 rooms. This symposium is included in ECCE10.


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