Ludwig Hermann has 35+ years of experience as technology, sustainability and innovation manager and consultant on 3 continents, was co-founder and long-term CEO of ASH DEC Umwelt AG, is co-inventor of minerals/ash decontamination, phosphorus recovery and energy efficiency technologies, author and co-author of several patents, reports, papers and book chapters on recovery of critical materials, nutrient recycling and renewable energy.
Ludwig is president and member of the board of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP), Brussels, member of the scientific advisory board “Environment” of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin and member of the Resource Recovery Cluster of the IWA, International Water Association, The Hague.
Dr Patricia Arlabosse
Dr Patricia Arlabosse is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at IMT Mines Albi, France. She is the Thermal Processes for Biomass and Residues team leader and the head of the MSc. Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials at IMT Mines Albi since 2015. She studied at Aix Marseille University, France, in Master of Engineering, majoring in Thermal Systems and Heat Transfer, and graduated in 1994. Subsequently, she completed her PhD in Energetics and Mechanical Engineering in 1997. Prof. Arlabosse is an expert in separation processes, especially drying. Currently, her research interests focus on the impact of sludge texture on its flowability, on particle engineering via spray drying and on the intensification of mechanical dewatering processes. She has written over 140 publications in journals and proceedings and is co-author of 5 book chapters. Dr Arlabosse also works as independent expert for the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission.