IEECP’22 will bring out dynamic talk presentations from the best and brightest academic and industrial individuals in the Energy Engineering & Cleaner Production fields; providing insights on current and future trends.

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Dr. Kamiel Gabriel

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sceince
Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, ON, Canada
Talk Title

Hydrogen for Greening Production in Heavy-Emitter Industries

Talk Abstract

Today, hydrogen is enjoying a strong momentum worldwide as the fuel of the future, and is expected to have a considerable role to play in securing a clean energy future. Nations of the world have been adopting national roadmaps to employ hydrogen for their transition plans to low-carbon future. However, it remains a challenge to find clean energy sources to drive the hydrogen production process and divest it from the fossil-based production technologies. Currently, demand of hydrogen is dominated by heavy industries including oil and gas, steel, cement, glass and fertilizers manufacturing, among other heavy emitters of CO2. This demand is met by reforming or gasification of carbon-based fuels (e.g., methane, coal, and biomass). In this talk, innovative thermochemical Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) hydrogen production technology, developed at Ontario Tech University, is introduced as a reliable and scalable technology for clean Hydrogen production. The Cu-Cl hydrogen cycle can operate on recovered waste-heat (approximately 500°C) from industrial processes. In this talk, Prof. Gabriel will highlight the potential integration of this innovative technology in steel and cement industries in Canada and elsewhere in Europe, China and the Middle East. This process which utilizes waste/process heat has the potential to significantly cut of CO2 emissions from such polluting industries. A case study on coupling this technology with a cement plant in Ontario will be presented.

Talk Keywords

Hydrogen, thermochemical Cu-Cl cycle, energy recovery, cement, steel

Short Biography

Dr. Gabriel is an elected member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the former A/Deputy Minister of Research at the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. In 1990, Dr. Gabriel attended the prestigious, MIT-founded, International Space University and received a diploma in Space Sciences. For over 14 years, Dr. Gabriel led an international team in the research efforts spearheaded by NASA to design, test and operate a thermal management system for the International Space Station (ISS). In 2004, Dr. Gabriel was invited to lead the development of the research and innovation ecosystem in a newly established university. He assumed the position of the founding AVP research and graduate programs at Ontario Tech University (formerly the University of Ontario Institute of Technology) in Ontario, Canada. Under his leadership, Ontario Tech University was ranked as one of the top Canadian higher learning institutions in the categories of innovation and leaders of tomorrow  .

Prof. Ahmad K. Sleiti

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Qatar University, College of Engineering
Doha, Qatar
Talk Title

Supercritical CO2 power technology: integrating concentrated solar power and flare gases, optimization, and digital twin

Talk Abstract

Supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power technology is the future of power industry and one of top 10 breakthrough technologies according to MIT, 2018. The technology is capable of capturing CO2 automatically when directly fired using natural gas; produces no emissions when combined with renewables with higher efficiency compared to conventional gas/steam cycles at 500oC-700oC turbine inlet temperature (TIT); and more compact. Furthermore, utilization of sCO2 as a working fluid provides stability and safety for power systems and other versatile applications. Our research team from QU, UCF, industry and end-users proposes clear-path research activities to advance the sCO2 power technology that would put Qatar among the first countries to lead R&D and commercialization of this future power technology. Our research activities include: developing novel sCO2 power cycles with automatic CO2 capture; multi-objective optimization; integration with renewables and flare gas (gas-to-power) to achieve zero flare and zero emissions; off-design and partial load analysis; building sCO2 experimental loop; components’ mean-line design; and digital twin (DT) framework for power plants. The scientific objectives, innovations, project-team plan, expected outcomes and impact are: Exergoeconomic, LCOE and optimization of novel direct oxy combustion (DOC) sCO2 power cycles with wet- and dry-cooling; Novel integrated concentrated solar power (CSP) with direct OXY-combustion (DOC) sCO2 power cycles; Flare gas-to-power by DOC sCO2 power cycles: No flaring-No emissions; Preliminary component design in terms of specifications and mean-line characteristics; and Digital Twin (DT). We propose efforts that will lead to algorithm/software consisting of several specialized, open-domain and/or commercial software to create DT of a power plant, oil & gas and other complex engineering systems. This DT is used for condition-based maintenance, prediction of life-remaining and autonomous operation.

Talk Keywords

sCO2 power cycles; modeling; optimization; experimental; digital twin; autonomous operation.

Short Biography

Dr. Sleiti is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University. Dr. Sleiti research is focused on energy systems and thermofluids, with special interest on energy conversion, turbomachinery, supercritical CO2 power cycle and technologies, Digital Twin for power plants, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, alternative energy, energy efficiency, CFD and experimental thermofluids. Dr. Sleiti obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from University of Central Florida. He has authored over 138 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings and patents. Dr. Sleiti has over 29 years of experience in industry and academia. From 2001 to 2016, he held academic and research positions at UNCC, ERAU and UCF in USA. Between 1991 and 2001, he worked as senior engineer, project manager and consultant for high-ranked engineering firms and R&D corporations (SIGMA, PENTA GROUP, BETA, Siemens Energy, Electrodynamics, ASHRAE and others). He is a licensed PE in Florida, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Auditor (CEA). Dr. Sleiti has led, as LPI and PI several research projects funded by QNRF, the US Department of Energy, NASA, White House Stimulus Funds, US Department of Defense, Siemens Energy, ASHRAE, Electrodynamics and other agencies. He was awarded Energy Legend Award by the US AAEE, Best Researcher Awards and others.

Enrique Grosser Lagos

CEO, Energosys Zrt
Budapest, Hungary
Talk Title

New Challenges and Conditions for the Holistic Retrofitting of Commercial and Public Buildings

Talk Abstract

As we know, people spend 80% of their daily time in buildings, and under current conditions there is an increased demand for improved quality of the indoor environment.

This means in the first place, that the different actors, buyers and other beneficiaries will evaluate their decisions regarding purchases, entertainment, housing, work, etc. , taking into account the indoor conditions of buildings. After the pandemic, the demand for a higher quality of comfort and hygiene of the interior environment will be decisive in the preferences of its users, since their personal safety is affected. A consequence of this is that in the case of the renovation of commercial or public buildings, the opinion of its users, visitors, workers, owners, etc. must be considered in the planning and renovation process. Furthermore, the post-monitoring process must take into account the opinion of users regarding the perception of the quality of the interior comfort, to evaluate the efficiency and correct the operation of the energy and ventilation systems. Lastly, operating costs of buildings will be higher, however increase in sales and in the use of services may compensate for that.

It is evident to the population that the deterioration in the quality of the exterior and interior environment is due to both local and distant entities (both public and private). This results in the rational demand of users, that the weight of the financing of the energy and climate renewal must be shared by the different stakeholders responsible for this phenomenon. Thus, it is necessary to find the mechanisms to attract resources from those responsible. This can be solved by changes to state and municipality tax policy, or by financing from the institutions of the European Union.

The main stakeholders in a retrofitting process for public and commercial buildings (Lessor, Users, Investors, and Developers) will consider technical, energy, legal, and economic aspects of a holistic retrofitting solution that fit into their interest chain both from an individual and from their shared perspective.

Therefore, a value-driven process must be set up. In practice, stakeholders need to define and clearly state a common goal and retrofitting strategy, as well as to set up shared management for the design and implementation of the project. There must be a business case for the project that should include energy saving as well as, so-called co-impacts, such as the increased market value of the property. The main drivers of retrofitting public and commercial buildings typically include cost savings and improvement of the overall state of the building. Typical technical solutions are: energy efficiency improvement, reduction of energy demand, and reduction of building related emissions. However, today, the comfort level determined by indoor air quality and thermal comfort, and by the functional, aesthetical and environmental factors are also essential to consider. The implementation process developed by the EcoShopping* project can be considered as a model for achieving such a holistic retrofit implementation.

Talk Keywords

Hydrogen, thermochemical Cu-Cl cycle, energy recovery, cement, steel

Short Biography

I graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the Chilean University for Technology (USACH today) as well as, one in Industrial Civil Engineering from TU Dresden. I conducted further studies at the Budapest University Technology and Economics, and the Central European University CEU). I have worked in the field of energy efficiency and retrofitting since 1995, before then, I had worked as Director for Housing Development, at the National Corporation for Housing (CORVI) in Chile (1971-72), researcher at VÁTI (Office of Regional Development and Urban Planning in Hungary), specialized in Housing Policy, Analysis of Regional Development Processes and Infrastructure Development, as a consultant on the 1982-86 rehabilitation project of the historical centre of Santiago de Cuba. I was a member of the National Housing Policy Advisory Committee of Hungary (2002-10). Some of my projects from recent years included the coordination of the ECOShopping Project, which entailed the development of a holistic approach to financing, integrating top technologies and improving the indoor and outdoor environment quality of buildings, the GINOP supported „Umbrella Controlling” named R+D Digital System, which optimizes the indoor environment quality, as an instrument of BMS. In 2021, we finished the „UNIHARD” project, a new hardware system for monitoring and controlling energetical processes in buildings.

Dr. Ebrahim Navid Sadjadi

Department of Information Systems
University Carlos III of Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Talk Title

An overview of the novel smart environmental friendly solutions for clean production and energy saving in the (post) COVID period

Talk Abstract

After the emergence of coronavirus in 2019, with the specific form of COVID-19, it has spread to the other parts of the world and urged the societies to uphold the social distance between people in order to prevent the danger and reduce the infection risk. The social distance practice in societies has shut down the vital parts of the administrations, businesses, education centers and many of the industries have stopped the normal functioning. The disruption of the normal practice of living and doing business have changed the life routine of the people and induced immense volatility in the markets. This is still happening in the world, while the duration of the pandemic is not yet predictable.

Therefore, the talk will discuss the new application of information technology to make use of the infrastructural intelligent methods in the recovery of businesses, and the novel applications of the interconnected and efficient services in the various aspects of life, economy and industry during the post corona period.

Especially, we will elaborate on the novel practices toward innovative waste management for clean energy production, the sustainable supply chain management through the smart technologies, and the new sustainable smart mobility, which all have become the center of attention in the wake of covid-19 pandemic.

Talk Keywords

Covid-19, Clean Production, Energy Saving, Smart Technology, Environmental Friendly Solutions

Short Biography

Ebrahim Navid Sadjadi has extensive experience in teaching at all levels and in providing workshops and tutorials. He has organized the workshops in American Control Conference (ACC 2021), American Control Conference (ACC 2020) and International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems, 2020, Australia, among others.

His teaching specialties include data management, digitalization and optimization of the ICT based Industries. His publications include theoretical and application based academic articles and case-studies in the high impact Journals beside the methodological monographs (books). Navid also has some consultancy experience to chambers of commerce, parks of technologies, and governmental bodies. He has worked as a broker for marketing of the innovative products in Spain and has collaborated with ACCIO (Agència per la Competitivitat de l’Empresa) in Barcelona.

Navid has worked as a broker for marketing of innovative products in Poland, has collaborated with Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) and Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development of Poland. Besides, he has collaborated with Enterprise Europe Development (Innovation Development of France) and German BVMW Association of SMEs – MittelStand.

Dr. Aparna Telang

Department of Electrical Engineering
Amravati, India
Talk Title

Green Hydrogen Energy -India’s Transition to Be a Global Climate Leader

Talk Abstract

Addressing the issue of global climate change, reduction of carbon footprint and environment sustainability, the development and utilization of new energy have become a significant choice for global energy transformation. In this context, hydrogen-based energy sources have become more relevant than ever. This has resulted in increasing focus on hydrogen-based energy sources specifically green hydrogen energy derived from renewable energy. Extracting energy from non-carbon sources viz. Sun, wind, tides, hydro and biofuels, has gained lot of importance.

Many Countries in the world have set their own plans and roadmaps for achieving carbon neutrality in the next 20-40 years. India has a massive edge in Green Hydrogen production due to its favorable geographic conditions and abundant natural resources. Green hydrogen can help India transition to become a climate leader by mitigating emissions. Indian Government is developing a clear roadmap for a self-reliant India or an AatmaNirbhar Bharat, which makes India to become the new global hub and the exporter of green hydrogen. Considerable efforts are being made at the national level in India to develop research and innovation in the field of a hydrogen-based energy transition. These roadmaps and ambitious programs aim at cutting-edge technologies that will pave the way for a carbon-free world that will benefit humankind for centuries to come.

In this talk, innovative and novel device that can be used to generate hydrogen fuel from seawater, developed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is introduced which may contribute to a cleaner energy future. This talk will also highlight a new concept of transmitting energy in the form of hydrogen with an added advantage of producing water. So that both the shortage of water and power can be fulfilled by a single means. The main fields of hydrogen economy; hydrogen production; delivery; and handling of hydrogen will be also addressed with their economic aspects. India’s vision of becoming a global leader and enabling a substantial domestic hydrogen economy will be outlined through study of India’s Mission Hydrogen.

A case study of transporting energy in the form of hydrogen from Kota to Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan, India will also be presented.

Talk Keywords

Green Hydrogen Energy, energy transition, renewable energy sources, Mission Hydrogen.

  1. With prominent and significant applications across the industrial, transport and power sectors, Hydrogen specifically, green hydrogen play an important role in future low carbon economy. Many Countries in the world have set their own plans and roadmaps for achieving carbon neutrality in the next 20-40 years. India has a massive edge in Green Hydrogen production due to its favorable geographic conditions and abundant natural resources. Green hydrogen can help India transition to become a climate leader by mitigating emissions. India’s hydrogen mission can be a game changer for the power sector and transport sector especially for automotive industries.
  2. Keeping in view the present status of development of hydrogen energy technologies from Indian perspective, the National Hydrogen Energy Road Map will be discussed here. Two major initiatives; namely Green Initiatives for Future Transport (GIFT) and Green Initiative for Power Generation (GIP) will be highlighted.
  3. a new concept of transmitting energy in the form of hydrogen with an added advantage of producing water will be addressed, considering a case study of transporting energy in the form of hydrogen from Kota to Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan, India.
  4. An innovative and novel device that can be used to generate hydrogen fuel from seawater, developed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will also be highlighted here as a part of India’s initiative for becoming the new global hub and the exporter of green hydrogen.

Short Biography

Dr. Mrs. Aparna Sadanand Telang, is a Member of Institute Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE and working as Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering, PRPCEM, Amravati, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Telang is Ambitious Assistant Professor aiming to leverage 21 years of experience in Electrical Engineering. She is Reviewer for journal of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), And Electric Power Components and Systems and active member for board of studies in Sant Gadgebaba University, India. Under her noble guidance the Final year project titled “Smart Electrical Power System” got First prize of cash Rs.21000/- in National level competition Tiger Tech 2018, held at VNIT Nagpur, March 25, 2018.

Dr. Victor Koledov

Laboratory of magnetic phenomena
Kotel’nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics Russian Academy of Sciences 
Moscow Russia
Talk Title

Breakthrough Heating and Cooling Technologies Using Novel Solid State Functional Materials

Talk Abstract

In recent decades, there have been a number of remarkable breakthroughs in energy conservation, one of which is related to the development of new types of solid-state light sources. The discovery of new semiconductor materials, in particular GaN and heterostructures based on them, made it possible to create blue and white LEDs and lasers, which have orders of magnitude greater efficiency and service life than incandescent lamps. This outstanding achievement was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize. Thus, the energy consumption of all mankind for lighting has decreased by an order of magnitude. The search for these materials took serval decades of hard work of physicists and materials scientists. An even more ambitious project is aimed at reducing energy consumption for cooling and heating by at least an order of magnitude. The fundamental possibility of such a revolution is opened by Carnot’s theorem, which allows using not direct energy consumption for heating, but pumping heat using a device called Thomson’s heat pump. The efficiency of a heat pump is determined by the efficiency of the process, (COP), which is always more than 1, but less than T1/Δ T, where Δ T = (T1-T0) is the temperature difference between the temperature T1 of a room that is heated and T0 an external environment temperature, from where we take heat, according to Carnot’s theorem. At the moment, the liquid materials – freons – are mainly used as a working fluid in Thomson’s heat pump. However, the use of freons for pumping heat has practically exhausted itself, at the СOP level of the order of 300-400%, and do not grow further. In addition, the use of freons is considered dangerous for the destruction of the Earth’s ozone layer. So to reach the predicted level of 1000% is the realistic purpose of the emerging field of solid state heating/cooling. Therefore, the number of scientific works, patents and innovations on the creation of solid-state functional materials for cooling and heating is exponentially growing all over the world. The effects of changes in temperature and heat content that arise in these materials under the influence of external fields are known as multicaloric effects, including the magnetocaloric effect, elastocaloric effect, and electrocaloric effect etc. The maximum value of the caloric effects is achieved near the phase transition point, for example, near the boiling point of freon, or near the Curie point of a magnet or ferroelectric. Therefore, all over the world there is a search for the new solid-state multi-caloric materials, especially with phase transitions. The values of various caloric effects of the order of several tens of Kelvins of temperature changes or several tens of kJ/kg of heat consumption have already been achieved. Also, the devices are being developed that, in principle, in terms of COP could approach the limit of Carnot’s theorem. The present report highlights the state of the art record achievements in the study of the properties of solid-state materials for cooling and heating, and record values of COP of multicaloric solid state refrigerators and heat pumps and original results of authors. we describe the formatting guidelines for the conference keynote abstract. We ask that authors follow some simple guidelines. In essence, we ask you to make your abstract look exactly like this document. The easiest way to do this is simply to replace the content with your own material. Please use a 9-point Times Roman font, or other Roman font with serifs, as close as possible in appearance to Times Roman in which these guidelines have been set. The goal is to have a 9-point text, as you see here. Please use sans-serif or non-proportional fonts only for special purposes, such as distinguishing source code text. If Times Roman is not available, try the font named Computer Modern Roman. On a Macintosh, use the font named Times. Right margins should be justified, not ragged.

Talk Keywords

multicaloric effects, magnetocaloric effect, elastocaloric effect, and electrocaloric effect, solid stste refrigeration.

  1. New solid-state semiconductor materials have already revolutionized lighting technologies for residential and open spaces, reducing the required energy costs by an order of magnitude.
  2. The fundamental laws of thermodynamics allow for a reduction of at least an order of magnitude a needed energy as well as the cost of home and industrial heating.
  3. There is an active search all over the world for new solid-state caloric materials that could bring the efficiency of new machines for cooling and heating closer to the ideal Carnot machine.
  4. The report highlights both the world’s best achievements in recent years and the challenges facing the development of advanced solid-state heating and cooling technologies.

Short Biography

Dr. Dr. Sci. Koledov Victor was born 20 of April 1955 in city Rostov am Don. From 1972 till 1978 he studied in Study of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) (Technical University) and finished this University 1978 with Dipl. Eng. in Physics and Electronics. In 1986 he has got PhD (Solid State Physics). In 2008 he has done work for Doctor Habilitation of Sciences with the thesis: “Phase transition and giant deformation in Heusler alloys in external fields.“ (Kotelnikov’ IRE RAS). Since 1982 till now he is working Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics Russian Academy of Sciences (IRE RAS). Now he is Leading scientist in this IRE RAS. His research areas are experimental studies of magnetic properties, magnetooptics, ferromagnetic domains, semiconductor lasers, fiber optics, ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, functional materials, medical applications of functional materials, multiferroics, strong magnetic fields, giant magnetocaloric effect, micromechanics, nanomechanics, nanomanipulation system based on record small nano-tweezers, mechanical bottom up nano-assembling, superconducting magnetic levitation, photonics, nano-optics.

He has got awards / Prizes / Honours at 2009 Start2grow competition of Businessplan Germany for Nano-tools, 2010 Start2grow competition of Businessplan Germany for MST-technology of Nano-tools. And after this since 2010 he is founder and director of German innovative Innowledgement GmbH.

He is leader of more the 25 national and international projects. Victor Koledov is author and coauthor of more then 180 scientific paper in referred journals and more, then 160 presentations at national and international presentation, among then more than 25 Invited and Keynote speaker. He was invited Professor in – Spain, Italy, Romania, Portugal, China, India, Brazil, South Africa.

He participates in organization of conferences 1. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS). 2. Conference 3 M nano International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, 3. METANANO 2019, 4. RAMAN OPTRONICS WEBINAR SERIES (ROWS-2021). Conference Organizing Committee Yaseen Academy Victor Koledov is supervisor of more than 20 students, and about 10 PhD. 2014, 2018 Nano 3 M Award for invited report, 2018 3M Nano Award as Keynote speaker. Honorary Professor, Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) China Teaching – Victor Koledov is invited Professor in Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) China, World-class scientific and educational centers Nanophys IRE RAS, Sirius University Sochi, Russia. University of Oviedo, Spain.

IEECP’21 Keynote Speakers

The International Conference on Innovations in Energy Engineering & Cleaner Production (IEECP’21) has been held in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California – USA from 29-30 July, 2021