CEST2009 - 11th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2009)

Venue: Chania, Crete

Location: Chania, Crete, Crete, Greece

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2009
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CEST2009 conference maintains and upgrades the synthetic and integrated approach towards protection and upgrading of the environment, by bringing together engineers, scientists, students, managers and other professionals from different countries, involved in various aspects of environmental science and technology. This synthetic approach, in combination with the integration of environmental issues with economic and social aspects, is a prerequisite for adopting sustainable solutions to the numerous contemporary environmental problems.
The quality of the conference programmes over the last 20 years has been continuously improving and currently stands at a very satisfactory level internationally. The competition is significant and a rigorous review process can guarantee that the best thinking and practical application will be presented in the forthcoming event.

A new feature considered to become a part of the series of conferences is the organisation of parallel workshops/seminars. Ideas and proposals for such workshops which promote and disseminate knowledge and encourage in depth debate about challenging issues, are welcome.

The following is a selection of topics for which the Scientific and Programme Committee is particularly seeking contributions.

Environmental dynamics
• Meteorology
• Hydrology
• Geophysics
• Atmospheric physics
• Physical oceanography

Global environmental change and ecosystem management
• Climate and climatic changes
• Global warming
• Ozone layer depletion
• Carbon capture and storage
• Biofuels
• Integrated ecosystems management
• Satellite applications in the environment

Environmental restoration and ecological engineering
• Habitat reconstruction
• Biodiversity conservation
• Deforestation
• Wetlands
• Landscape degradation and restoration
• Ground water remediation
• Soil decontamination
• Eco-technology
• Bio-engineering

Environmental sustainability
• Resource management
• Life cycle analysis
• Environmental systems approach
• Renewable sources of energy-energy savings
• Clean technologies
• Sustainable cities

Health and the Environment
• Health related organisms
• Hazardous substances and detection techniques
• Biodegradation of hazardous substances
• Toxicity assessment and epidemiological studies
• Quality guidelines, environmental regulation and monitoring
• Indoor air pollution

Water resources and river basin management
• Regulatory practice, water quality objectives standard setting, water quality classification
• Public participation
• Economic instruments
• Modelling and decision support tools
• Institutional development
• Transboundary cooperation
• Management and regulation of point and diffuse pollution
• Monitoring and analysis of environmental contaminants
• Ground water management

Wastewater and sludge treatment
• Nutrients removal
• Suspended and fixed film biological processes
• Anaerobic treatment
• Process modelling
• Sludge treatment and reuse
• Fate of hazardous substances
• Industrial wastewater treatment
• Advances in biological, physical and chemical processes
• On site and small scale systems
• Storm-water management

Air pollution and control
• Emission sources
• Atmospheric modelling and numerical prediction
• -> health
• Interaction between pollutants
• Control technologies
• Air emissions trading

Solid waste management
• Waste minimization
• Optimization of collection systems
• Recycling and reuse
• Waste valorization
• Technical aspects of treatment and disposal methods (landfilling, thermal treatment etc)
• Leachate treatment
• Legal, economic and managerial aspects of solid waste management
• Management of hazardous solid waste

Water treatment and reclamation
• Advanced treatment of water and secondary effluents (membranes, adsorption, ion exchange, oxidation etc)
• Disinfection and disinfection by- products
• Management of water treatment residuals
• Aesthetic quality of drinking water (taste, odors)
• Effect of distribution systems on potable water quality
• Reuse of reclaimed waters