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Call for papers extended: Submit your abstract by 14 May 2021

CRU Sulphur + Sulphuric Acid has a well deserved reputation as an essential annual learning and professional development for the global sulphur and sulphuric acid community. Guided by a technical steering committee of industry experts, the dual-stream technical programme provides the latest updates on process, materials and equipment developments, and best practice operational experience. 

Given the global Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020, CRU will be running a virtual conference alongside the live event in The Hague. More details on the virtual offering can be found here. As such, we have included the option to submit an abstract for the virtual event only in order to include authors and presenters that may be unable to attend the live event due to travel restrictions. 


Why submit an abstract?
As a respected global event with a 34-year heritage, the conference is an ideal platform to demonstrate thought-leadership and operational experience, or showcase your product or service to a large global audience of technical experts.

How do I submit an abstract? 
All abstracts must be submitted online here

How long should my abstract be?
We recommend your abstract be between 200 - 500 words. The abstract should clearly describe and summarise the case study, product or service the paper will cover. There is a separate section within the abstract submission portal where you will also need to detail which of selection criteria your paper addresses and how. 

Selection criteria include: 
- Operational experience 
- Novelty
- Operational challenges, and their solutions
- Objectivity

Who can submit an abstract?
We welcome abstracts from all organisations, but papers authored or co-authored by operating companies will be prioritised.

I cannot travel to The Hague in November, can I submit an abstract for the virtual event only?
Yes, there is a checkbox in the abstract submission process to indicate you are submitting for the virtual event only. 

What subjects are we looking for?
We welcome abstracts covering the following areas of sulphur and sulphuric acid production:

Case studies demonstrating operational experience in:
- Process optimisation and design
- Advances in environmental efficiency and strategies for compliance
- Improved energy efficiency
- Equipment improvements and optimisations
- Operational challenges and solutions
- Best practice health and safety initiatives
- Application of improved technology or catalysts
- Revamping, maintenance and turnarounds

Technology, process, materials and equipment innovations and improvements:
- New technology developments, which, if not proved so far, offer the realistic prospect of economic advantage in plant operations
- Technology innovations that improve SHE compliance

What happens next?
Abstracts are reviewed by a technical steering committee chaired by CRU. The committee will review the abstracts after the call for papers closes on 2 September and make their programme selections. Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission in early September.