Technical Abstract Topics

The call for papers for ARTC 2019 is now closed! If you have any questions, please contact Nick, on

Below are the list of topics for this year’s papers:

Energy Efficiency & Environmental

  • Fuel oil sulphur reduction technologies
  • Energy efficiency and energy recovery technologies
  • Carbon management and emissions control technologies and process solutions
  • Waste water management and treatment
  • Technologies to fuel sustainable development

Refinery and Petrochemical Integration

  • Refinery-Petrochemical integration opportunities
  • New routes to Olefins – technical and economic opportunities

Advances in Catalysts

  • Catalyst advances and catalyst management
  • Solid catalyst alkylation
  • Catalyst recycling technologies
  • “On-purpose” production technologies e.g. propylene production, butadiene, etc.
  • Processes for production of specialty products

 Operational Excellence

  • New or advances in refining processes
  • New or advances in petrochemical processes
  • Operational excellence and margin improvements
  • Process optimisation of existing assets

Digital Transformation Technologies

  • IIoT implementation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Simulation and analytics
  • Asset management software
  • Increasing flexibility of operational systems
  • Smart industry readiness of the refinery/plant

Refinery Configuration

  • Residue conversion technologies
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrade and heavy oil conversion processes advances
  • Middle distillates maximisation opportunities
  • Future technologies for diversifying feedstock and product portfolios

Optimising Feed and Olefins Production

  • The latest in advanced olefins and polyolefins technologies
  • New speciality petrochemicals technologies
  • Expanding petrochemical value chains

If you have any questions regarding the ARTC Call for Papers, please contact Nick on


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