Special Sessions within the Conference
SS-1. Plastics and Microplastics: fragmentation, monitoring, biodegradation, fate, recycling
SS-2. Application of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) to bioremediation
SS-3. Sites contaminated with recalcitrant chemical compounds
SS-4. Circular economy and waste valorisation.
SS-5. Blue Biotechnology in the era of the Green Deal.
The objective of the conference is to bring together scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals to present their findings and discuss future trends, directions and new challenges for the restoration of contaminated sites and marine environments as well as on resource preservation through recycling and bio-based reclamation.
The presentations are expected to focus on the technological advances of bioremediation treatment processes (including phytoremediation) for all types of media (air, soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater and industrial wastewater) contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds, as well as on techniques for the microbiological, genetic and ecotoxicological monitoring of such processes. Innovative and low cost solutions through an integrated technological approach are also invited. Finally, contributions are invited on resource preservation through recycling and bio-based reclaimation of wasted resources.
In-situ (bio)remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, reactive barriers
Ex-situ bioremediation of contaminated soils, sludges and solid waste
(Bio)remediation of sites contaminated with crude oil, petrochemicals and PAHs
(Bio)remediation of sites contaminated with chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds
Phytoremediation technologies for decontamination of organic pollutants
Constructed Wetlands for emerging compounds, pharmaceuticals & priority pollutants
Biotransformation and removal of emerging compounds, pharmaceuticals and priority pollutants
Phytoremediation and bioremediation technologies for removal of heavy metals
Biomonitoring and bioremediation of contaminated sediments
Marine Pollution: Technologies to combat marine oil spills, plastics and microplastics / Monitoring and Early Warning Systems / Biomarkers and biosensors
Molecular biology applications to bioremediation
Bioreactor technologies for ex-situ treatment, biological wastewater treatment
Microalgae for wastewater treatment, biofuels and bioproducts
Innovative approaches and tools for monitoring and bioremediation of emerging pollutants in soils, sediments and groundwater
Waste biorefineries: Integrated (bio)chemical valorization (via biomolecules, fine-chemicals, biomaterials and bioenergy production) of agro-industrial byproducts, effluents, wastes and surplus
Mathematical modelling of remediation processes and performance evaluation / ecological modelling
Wastewater treatment, valorization, bioremediation, disinfection and reuse