The Conference aims to address the significant issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of safe practices & effective technologies. Separation at source, Biological Treatment, the treatment at central facilities, waste prevention, biowaste utilization, recycling promotion, sludge management, management of specific waste streams (agricultural and livestock waste, construction and demolition waste, WEEE, etc) constitute main conference subjects. Special attention will be drawn to the valorization prospects & the products produced of solid waste, such as: biofuels, compost, materials, etc. The new concept of this conference is that it hopes to strengthen the link of the applied research with industry. Emphasis will be placed on Food Industry. Biotechnology, Circular economy, Best Available techniques, symbiosis networks, energy consumption and saving, carbon footprint and water footprint, zero-waste initiatives, marine litter constitute the new target areas of the conference.
Authors wishing to submit a paper should send an abstract via the conference website (http://www.athens2017.uest.gr/index.php/conference/abstract-submission) by 31st December 2016.
Τhe best ATHENS 2017 papers will be published after evaluation:
- in a Special Issue of WASTE & BIOMASS VALORIZATION (Springer Editions) (http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12649) in collaboration with Prof. Ange Nzihou, Editor-in-Chief & Prof. Maria Loizidou, Guest Editor & Chair of the Scientific Committee
- in a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH (Springer Editions, Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, D. Malamis, Impact Factor: 2.760)
- The best review papers on biotechnology will be published in the open access journal ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (EJBT) (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 1.403).
More collaborating journals will be announced soon.
Antonis Mavropoulos (ISWA President), Ange Nzihou (Ecole des Mines d’ Albi), David Newman (President at World Biogas Association, former ISWA President), Costas Velis (University of Leeds) are indicative keynote speakers.
A HORIZON2020 session will be included in the oral sessions with the presence of European Commission representatives. Indicative info about the splendid social events and excursions will soon be available.