The Symposium will include the following topics:
- Sources and characterization of materials and energy resources in urban spaces;
- Municipal Solid Waste, commercial waste, industrial waste, WEEE, depuration sludge, municipal and industrial sewage sludge, demolition waste, food waste, waste tyres;
- Automotive Shredded Residues;
- Techniques of waste source separation;
- Criticality of the current system of separate waste collection;
- Takeback programs;
- Recovery centres (ecopoints, tip shops, waste banks, etc.);
- Technologies for the extraction of materials and resources;
- Valorization of materials and resources;
- Recirculation pathways and markets;
- Landfill mining;
- Economic and financial aspects;
- Policies and legal aspects;
- Environmental balances (Life-cycle assessment);
- Case studies.
Full papers on the Symposium themes may be submitted for inclusion in the conference programme no later than 15th February 2016. Papers will be selected following evaluation by an International panel of referees and published on a dedicated volume of Symposium proceedings.
All accepted papers will be also peer-reviewed for being included in a special issue of Waste Management Journal (the scientific journal with the highest IF – 3.220 – in the field, published by Elsevier) on “Research on Urban and Landfill Mining”.
Organizers: IWWG – International Waste Working Group/Eurowaste srl
Tel: +39 049 8726986
The aim of the Venice 2016 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The previous edition of the Symposium, held in 2014, was attended by nearly 580 scientists and operators from approximately 62 different countries.
Venice 2016 will be held in Venice, from 14th to 17th November 2016.
The sixth edition of the Symposium will feature: three days of scientific presentations; one day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants; six parallel oral sessions, poster sessions and an exhibition by companies working in the field.
Venice 2016 will include the following topics:
- Biomass and waste characterization as a potential energy source;
- Renewable fuel;
- Anaerobic digestion;
- Refuse-derived fuel / Solid recovered fuel;
- Thermal treatment;
- Economic aspects;
- Decision tools;
- Policies and Legal aspects;
- Climate change and Sink;
- Ecotoxicological aspects and Health issues;
- Public acceptance;
- Experiences and new developments;
- Developing countries.