Category: Technology

Symposium W

Materials Life Cycle and Sustainability

The concept of the Circular Economy has arisen as a solution to such deep-rooted problems. Circular Economy emphasizes to turn goods that are at the end of their service life into resources, closing loops in industrial ecosystems, minimizing waste and ultimately changing the economic logic by replacing production with sufficiency: reuse what you can, recycle what cannot be reused, repair what is broken, and remanufacture what cannot be repaired. A few published studies believe that a shift to a circular economy could reduce nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70% and grow its workforce by about 4%.

  • advanced dissolution and separation processes
  • waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • incineration fly and bottom ash.
  • urban mining
  • hydrometallurgy and extractive metallurgy
  • scale up and economy
  • re-manufacture/re-purpose/re-use both products and energy.
  • cost benefit analysis, social acceptance, risk assessment and prevention.
  • Gongping LIU, Nanjing Technical University, China
  • Daniel MEYER, Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, France
  • Frederic SCHUSTER, Alternative and Atomic Energy Commission, France


Claude GUET
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Alex, Qingyu YAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Jean-Christophe P. GABRIEL,
CEA, France

Wanqin JIN,
Nanjing Tech University, China

Institut de Chimie Separative de Marcoule, France


Claude GUET
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore