SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special Sessions within the Conference

         SS-1. Plastics fragmentation, biodegradation, recycling (plastics & microplastics)

         SS-2. Application of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) to bioremediation

         SS-3. Circular economy and waste valorisation (INVALOR)

 

REGULAR CONFERENCE TOPICS

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.

 

Regular Topics

No. 

   Topic Description

1

In-situ (bio)remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, reactive barriers

2

Ex-situ bioremediation of contaminated soils, sludges and solid waste

3

(Bio)remediation of sites contaminated with crude oil, petrochemicals and PAHs

4

(Bio)remediation of sites contaminated with chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds

5

Phytoremediation technologies for decontamination of organic pollutants

6

Constructed Wetlands for emerging compounds, pharmaceuticals & priority pollutants

7

Biotransformation and removal of emerging compounds, pharmaceuticals and priority pollutants

8

Phytoremediation and bioremediation technologies for removal of heavy metals

9

Biomonitoring and bioremediation of contaminated sediments

10

Marine Pollution: Technologies to combat marine oil spills, plastics and microplastics / Monitoring and Early Warning Systems / Biomarkers and biosensors

11

Molecular biology applications to bioremediation

12

Bioreactor technologies for ex-situ treatment, biological wastewater treatment

13

Microalgae for wastewater treatment, biofuels and bioproducts

14

Innovative approaches and tools for monitoring and bioremediation of emerging pollutants in soils, sediments and groundwater

15

Waste biorefineries: Integrated (bio)chemical valorization (via biomolecules, fine-chemicals, biomaterials and bioenergy production) of agro-industrial byproducts, effluents, wastes and surplus

16

Mathematical modelling of remediation processes and performance evaluation / ecological modelling

17

Wastewater treatment, valorization, bioremediation, disinfection and reuse