Programme - Oral Sessions

Energy & Environment
The talk sessions of energy and the environment group aim at the development of technology collaboration on energy and the environment between Europe and Korea. Recently Korea drives energy transition from fossil fuels and nuclear into renewable energy sources. In addition, Korea has suffered from environmental problems such as fine particulates and resource inefficiency. As Europe has led energy transition and sustainable development, the collaboration between Korea and Europe can benefit to each other. Therefore this group facilitates diverse collaboration opportunities on energy and the environment by sharing their knowledge, insight and ideas. In the talk sessions, delegates will discuss the key global issues, core trends and collaboration opportunities in the field of energy and the environment with experts and key persons from diverse sectors including industry, government, local authorities, research institutions and academia. As one of the typical interdisciplinary subjects, energy and the environment group holds interdisciplinary sessions at EKC2018 in collaboration with Appropriate Technology Group, Material Science Technology Group, Built Environment Group and Marine and Ocean Group as follows:  Decarbonization, Decentralization, and Devolution in Future Energy Ecosystem  Workshop for Korea-Europe Collaboration on Energy R&D  Solar Energy Materials  Moving toward sustainability: Innovating wastewater treatment for bioenergy and value added products  Transition of Environmental Industry toward Industry 4.0  Particulate Matter  Nuclear Waste Disposal In the poster presentation, specific topics on energy and the environment are presented focusing on each presenter's recent researches and works. As each presenter can inform delegates of his/her expertise effectively, delegates can find collaboration partners at the poster presentation by understanding each participant’s expertise, research interests and key activities. Through these events, energy and the environment group offers delegates a valuable opportunity to create a new network for open innovation.
Decarbonization, Decentralization, and Devolution in Future Energy Ecosystem (I)
Date / Time 2018-08-22 00:00   --   00:00
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Decarbonization, Decentralization, and Devolution in Future Energy Ecosystem (II)
Date / Time 2018-08-22 00:00   --   00:00
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Workshop for Korea-Europe Collaboration on Energy R&D
Date / Time 2018-08-22 00:00   --   00:00
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Transition of Environmental Industry toward Industry 4.0
Date / Time 2018-08-22 00:00   --   00:00
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Particulate matter - an important issue in national and global air pollution control
Date / Time 2018-08-22 00:00   --   00:00
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  • PROF. KIM, Junbeum (University of Technology of Troyes, France) CONVENER
  • DR. LEE, Hyunjung (Section of Urban Climatology, Office for Environmental Protection, Stuttgart, Germany) COCONVENER
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Among the enormous challenges for air pollution control to improve the air quality, particularly in cities, particulate matter (PM) has an elevated importance due to its short- and long-term human health hazard. PM has different sources such as car traffic, heating of buildings, industry, thermal power plants, and different land uses. PM10 and PM2.5 as PM fractions are routinely observed at air quality monitoring stations. Measured PM concentrations depend on the atmospheric air mass exchange. When it is worsened, e.g. during high pressure weather, increasing PM concentrations exceed predetermined limit values during such PM episodes. Optically, high PM concentrations can be detected by a reduced visibility. Based on polluter analyses, this requires the development and application of temporal, local, and regional strategies, which lead to a distinct reduction of PM concentrations and thus lower their human-toxicological impacts during such periods. Thereby, the transboundary transport of PM must also be taken into account in many countries worldwide. Suited models can be used to estimate the influence of regional climate change on PM concentrations. In this context, this session will provide an excellent opportunity for an effective international dialog on current national and global PM issues, which represent the basis for the generation of a dynamic discussion to identify efficient ways to improve the PM-related air quality. The session topics may address the following themes, but they do not have to be exclusively related to them: - characteristics of PM sources, - trends of PM emissions, - cycles and trends of measured PM concentrations in different landscapes, particularly cities, - effects of atmospheric air mass exchange conditions on PM concentrations, - transboundary transport of PM, - impact of regional climate change on future PM concentrations, - development, application and validation of strategies to reduce PM concentrations during PM episodes, - impacts of PM on human health.
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[AT2] Moving toward sustainability : Innovating wastewater treatment for bioenergy and value added products.  
Date / Time 2018-08-22 13:30   --   15:10
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  • DR. JIN MI, Park (Associate professor, SDU Biotechnology) CHAIR
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A transit of a traditional sewage treatment to comprehensive biorefinery complexes is ongoing, linking biogas from carbon sources, bio-fertiliser production after biogas, aquatic plant/algae cultivation as alternative N,P removal, and production of animal feed, bioenergy from aquatic plants/algae, etc. Likewise, in wastewater treatment from municipalities, industry and livestock the recent challenges lie in the interdisciplinary aims.In the overall treatment and bio-refining stream of wastewater, a holistic understanding of upstream and downstream is often missing, and this furthermore presents a hindrance to an innovative value chain system. A new biorefinery approach with alternative treatments may extend treatment options. Moreover, knowledge of advanced wastewater treatment technologies has a potential to apply pretreatment of biomass biogas production and biogas cleaning/upgrading, etc. Talks in this section will be valuable to provide an environmental solution for developing countries where environmental problems, e.g., water and GHG emissions, generated by untreated wastewater, are common. Therefore this section will assemble all the fragmented stakeholders i.e., from the area of wastewater treatment, biogas and greenhouse gas emissions. The session is expected to be a platform for the first assembly of Korea- Europe experts within the area of environmental biotechnology.
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[NE3/EE7] Nuclear Waste Disposal
Date / Time 2018-08-23 16:00   --   17:40
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  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) CONVENER
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Radioactive wastes ranging from low and intermediate level of radioactivity to spent nuclear fuel should be safely disposed to ensure permanent isolation from the human environment. For this many countries choose to dispose of the wastes in deep underground, i.e. geological disposal. However, disposal of radioactive wastes poses complex challenges where social, technical, and political issues are all present. Good balance in all these disciplines is necessary for a success. Looking back on the history of several failures in site selection processes in Korea, it becomes clear that transparency and public participation are the key factors for success. This is also same in many European countries. In this session, we invite people from different countries and different fields, e.g. geosciences and social science and public policy, and exchange ideas and experiences. Especially, we will discuss how the management and disposal of nuclear wastes have been conducted, and how they have managed the repository site selection processes. The objectives of the sesssion are to promote the discussion between the panels and the participants, and to learn the state-of-the-art methods for solving the social-technical-political challenges in this topic.
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  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) [ 16:00 - 16:05 ]
    Title: [EE7] Session opening and Introduction
  • PROF. CHOI, Sungyeol (Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (Korea)) [ 16:05 - 16:25 ]
    Title: [EE7] Nuclear waste management policy in Korea
  • PROF. HYATT, Neil (University of Sheffield) [ 16:25 - 16:45 ]
    Title: Collaborative research to underpin radioactive waste management in the United Kingdom and Republic of Korea
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences) [ 16:45 - 17:05 ]
    Title: Social-technical-political aspects in site selection for nuclear waste repository - comparative study of Germany and Korea
  • PROF. STEPHANSSON, Ove (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ Germany Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) [ 17:05 - 17:25 ]
    Title: [EE7] Licensing and construction of geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Sweden and Finland - lesson learned for Korea
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) [ 17:25 - 17:55 ]
    Title: [EE7] General Discussion and Summary, Group Photo