WASTES:Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities

Venue: University of Minho - Guimarães

Location: Guimarães, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2011
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The complexity and nature of the waste streams is being continuously changing over the past generations, with increasing diversity and quantity of material inputs. Until the past decades, dealing with waste and residues often resulted in the treatment of waste for landfill disposal, storage, and in some cases sorting. The resulting depletion of raw materials and socio-economical concerns coupled with the increasing waste generation, have been the driving force for the growing efforts in research and development on waste valorization, transforming waste and biomass into energy, fuels, and other useful materials, in a sustainable and environmentally sound way. Although waste treatment has greatly evolved to keep pace with the changing waste streams, waste management continues to present an ongoing challenge, requiring innovation and innovative approaches.

The primary goal of this event is to bring together experts from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, offering valuable and new information and sharing their experience to all who attend. Discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes will be carefully addressed. The development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies to improve corporate environmental performance, the understanding how industry activities impact on the environment and the options analysis for its improvement are also key objectives for this event.

WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities will take place in Guimarães, a pleasant historic town awarded with the status of World Heritage of Humankind by UNESCO in 2001 and of European Capital of Culture in 2012 by the European Union Community. Certainly the venue will be agreeable and, as it is tradition, we will go to any lengths to make all and every participant to feel at home.


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