Nien-Hwa Linda Wang

Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Nien-Hwa Linda Wang is the Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. She is internationally known for her research contributions in separations, adsorption, ion exchange, multi-component chromatography, and simulated moving bed technologies.  Her research group developed the first tandem simulated moving bed process for insulin purification (2002). Recently her group developed the first mixed-solvent extraction process to recover high purity polycarbonates and the first simulated moving bed process for the recovery of flame retardants from polymer waste (2015).

Recycling Game Changer: Moving beyond mechanical recycling

Tuesday, May 8th
3:15pm to 4:45pm

(PLASTICS Material Suppliers Council)

What if plastics could be infinitely recycled with limitless applications?  What was once just a lofty goal could become a new reality with emerging technologies like chemical recycling and solvent extraction.  This session will feature some of the cutting edge technologies that are expanding the boundaries of traditional recycling and allowing the industry to break through the barriers of mechanical recycling.

3:15pm to 4:45pm

Recycling Game Changer: Moving beyond mechanical recycling

John Layman
Nien-Hwa Linda Wang
Brian Moe