Prof. Jamal Chaouki

Prof. Jamal Chaouki |Clyto Access

Professor, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada


Expertise: High Pressure and High Temperature Processes Development, Processes Simulation and Optimization, Combustion, Incineration and Gazeification


Prof. Chaouki is full professor from 1995 at Polytechnique, Montréal. He has supervised more than 80 Ph.D. and Master Students and more than 40 post-docs. He published more than 450 reviewed articles in refereed journals and in different reviewed proceedings and more than 450 other scientific articles and edited 6 books. He has more than 22 patents on different processes. He is now editor of the « Chemical Product and Process Modeling ». He is also director of Biorefinery Center and member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has co-chaired 8 International Conferences including the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2009 where he has acted as technical director , he is also member of the 10th World CChE 2017 and he is the president of the Fluidization 15th Int. Conf. He is now supervising 40 researchers (25Ph.Ds, 8 PDFs, 3 research associates and 5 researchers). He is a member of the Board of the Ecole Polytechnique and several companies. He is world-renownedconsultant for at least 20 national and international companies. He has created 4 start-ups with his students: Formmat Tech. Inc., Shopmedia Inc., Pyrowave Inc and Ecolomondo. He is Principal Chaire Holder of NSREC-Total Group in hydrodynamic modeling of multiphase processes at extreme conditions. His work is mainly dedicaded to develop processes from waste and biomass to heat & power, fuels and chemicals. At Polytechnique, he has one of the largest laboratories for thermal treatmentof waste in the world.



Title: Biomimetic apply to waste recycling


The presentation will discuss climate change and its relation with closing the loop of Resources. More specifically, this presentation will address the issue of plastic and tires recycling and why closing the plastic/tires loop is difficult but feasible as you will see. On average, only 8% of plastic waste is recycled and most of it is PET. There are multiple reasons for that, but the main reason is that there are multiple approved processes by which PET can be recycled into food consumer applications. As a result, there is growing demand for recycled PET pellets from the bottling industry which stabilizes price. On other hand, each year, approximately 1.5 billion tires (15 million tons) achieve their end-of-life throughout the world. Regulations banning stockpiling, incineration and land filling of discarded tires are being adopted in many countries.
The conference will present new approaches based on:
• catalytic microwave depolymerisation (CMD) which allows breaking down the polymer chains selectively back into their monomer form and waxes.
• Developing the Thermal Decomposition Process (TDP), a green technology that recycles hydrocarbon waste into commodity products.
Scrap tires as feedstock produce carbon black, oil, steel and gas. The products generated being identical to the synthetic chemicals used by the industry, they can be used directly into the existing polymer manufacturing processes or tires industries without process changes. The recycled chemicals replace synthetic chemicals that are normally made through carbon intensive operations. Therefore, using recycled chemicals reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The CMD and TDP technologies are modular and were developed and commercialized by Pyrowave and Ecolomondo. The products are currently being used by worldwide commercial partners and allow them to manufacture recycled plastics for food consumer and packaging applications from postconsumer plastic waste and black carbons in tires industries.


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