Planned REWAS 2019 Symposia
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The landscape of material manufacturing has the potential for dramatic change as new design techniques (e.g. material genome) and new technologies (e.g. additive manufacturing, clean energy technologies) begin to scale to industrial production levels.
TMS Committee Sponsor: Additive Manufacturing Committee
Attention has turned to ore alternative sources of important materials, metals, and minerals. Circular economy techniques, industrial symbiosis, and urban mining are sustainability strategies for obtaining these materials from industrial byproducts, end of life wastes such as electronics and batteries, and other secondary sources.
TMS Committee Sponsors: Pyrometallurgy Committee; Hydrometallurgy & Electrometallurgy Committee
This topic will explore approaches to decreasing emissions and effluents in production, achieving sustainable process design, and manufacturing clean energy technologies. Measuring and quantifying embodied energy and assessment of current methods as well as enabling cost-effective and efficient collection and reprocessing of wastes will also be discussed.
TMS Committee Sponsor: Materials Characterization Committee
A joint session within the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on sustainable operation, life cycle assessment, recycling impact and awareness, charge materials, environmental issues, and industrial ecology.
TMS Committee Sponsor: Aluminum Committee
Transitioning knowledge from the research and academic sectors into applied work is critical to realizing sustainability. This topic solicits work in novel educational approaches like blended learning, flipped classrooms, and MOOCs, as well as approaches for integrating sustainability into traditional disciplinary curricula. Technology transition, applied learning, workforce development initiatives, innovation, and entrepreneurship will also be highlighted.
TMS Committee Sponsors: Education Committee; Professional Development Committee