CPAC Virtual Rome Workshop 2021
March 22-24, 2021

Utilization of New Processing Concepts to Support the Demand for Sustainable Materials in a Circular Economy, as well as Exploring New Reaction Routes for Continuous Flow Processing Aided by Real-Time Monitoring Technology

March 22-24, 2021

Virtual Event

Overview and Workshop Theme: A key enabler of the move to a Circular Economy will be process intensification which offers much more efficient processing for the sustainable production of lower volume distributed waste streams to generate a broad range of new platform chemicals including a growing list of biomass mass derived molecules.  Using new chemistries and catalysts these new starting materials including nanomaterials are being converted to a range of new composites and materials with advanced properties.  The 2021 Rome meeting will build on this theme of sustainable production and will focus on next generation materials. In addition, there will be an emphasis on exploring new reaction routes that benefit from the growing use of continuous flow technology and effective monitoring concepts. The evolution of flow microscale reactions coupled with rapid analysis technology has led to a wide range of process intensification developments including one pot syntheses.  Continuous analysis of reaction progress enables multiple steps to be efficiently combined and optimized offering much more cost-effective processing.  The key next step is the integration of the various unit operations including separations into end-to-end optimized continuous processes.

CPAC has an established track record in fostering academic and industrial interactions. For more information please see Virtual Rome Workshop 2021 or the CPAC web site  The registration fee will be $100 USD. Contact Mel Koch ( or Nan Holmes ( for additional information.

Rome Workshop Organizers: Ray Chrisman, MK Optimization and Control LLC, and Mel Koch, CPAC and MK Optimization and Control LLC.

Rome Workshop Advisory Steering Committee: Giancarlo Cravotto, U Turin, Italy; Claude De Bellefon, U Lyon, France; Ludo Diels, VITO, Belgium; Frank Gupton Virginia Commonwealth University, USA; Volker Hessel, U Adelaide, Australia; Simone Maccagnan, Gimac Microextruders, Italy; Brian Marquardt, U Washington and MarqMetrix, USA; Peter Poechlauer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Austria; Kurt VandenBussche, UOP, USA; Paul Watts, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa