Topical Symposium 2
The session is intended for engineers and scientists working in all fields between fundamental research, product development, and manufacturing by surface modification processes. The full scope of surface modifications like chemical or physical processing, material deposition, or removal in dimensions of nanometers to some hundred microns shall be considered to generate functional surfaces. The focus is on the complete range from process and materials to applications with the goal to minimize or even eliminate negative environmental impact, and perhaps also to improve environmental conditions. This includes aspects of material selection, hardware for processing, and applications. Surface solutions have the potential to enable sustainable solutions for functionalized and even smart surfaces, but surface solutions in themselves should also be sustainable. Innovative ideas for new pathways to generate sustainable processes. The surface modification process in general or, as an example, a coating deposition process has to be designed for sustainability including the adequately targeted durability, the effort and waste for production, and the recyclability at the end of life. This includes an assessment of the total GHG (greenhouse gas) impact and the release of harmful substances. Selected keys are listed below.
- Impact measure for the total carbon footprint for any resource to adjust surface properties (utilization and energy efficiency).
- Low-impact materials (non-toxic, recycled materials) both for the surface and for intermediate steps are of special interest.
- Sustainability aspects in pre- and post-treatment processes.
- Tailored components of the deposition (treatment) equipment (PVD, CVD; Spraying, Nitriding and others) and the processes themselves are steps to achieve progress in sustainability, e.g. reduce energy consumption (e.g. low-temperature processes, avoiding high vacuum conditions), and pollutions.
- Sustainable Surface Solutions should not be reduced to wear and/or friction reduction. Pathways of sustainable solutions based on various deposition (treatment) processes self-cleaning surfaces, coatings on plastics, optical coatings, medical coatings, decorative coatings, antifouling coatings, corrosion protection coatings, sensoric and electronic coatings shall be highlighted.
TS2. Invited Speakers:
- Wei-Hung Chiang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, “Microplasma-Enabled Upcycling for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Applications”