Dr Liu Yu
Professor of Environmental Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Dr Zhang Xiaoyuan
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
College of Environmental Science and Engineering
Nankai University of China
Dr Liu Yu is a professor of Environmental Engineering in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. His research primarily focuses on innovative technologies of laboratory scale to pilot demonstration for wastewater and biosolids management with specific interests in energy/resource recovery, energy and carbon neutrality towards the urban and water sustainability.
Dr Zhang Xiaoyuan is an associate professor of environmental engineering in College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University of China. Dr Zhang has been working on low-carbon integrated processes for energy and resource recovery from wastewater and biosolids, while she also has strong experience in the development of functional materials and related engineering processes for decontamination of radioactive water, with more than 30 journal articles published. Currently she is in charge of setting up the Engineering Laboratory of Low-Carbon Unconventional Water Resources Utilization and Water Quality Assurance at Nankai University.
Topic: Circular Economy-Driven Food Waste Valorisation for Zero Solid Discharge: From laboratory to field trial
According to Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately one-third of food intended for human consumption was wasted in 2020. In many countries, incineration of food waste after simple recycling has been commonly practiced, resulting in high energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, ashes generation etc. In this instance, the zero solid discharge-driven resource recovery under circular economy framework will game-change future food waste management towards environmental and economic sustainability