The deadline of the call for abstracts for the VENICE 2018 Symposium, to be held in Venice, Italy from 15-18 October 2018, is fast approaching!
For this reason, we kindly invite you to submit an abstract by February 28th using our online submission form on the following symposium topics:
A. BIOMASS AND WASTE CHARACTERISATION AS A POTENTIAL ENERGY SOURCE
Municipal and industrial waste, Agricultural and horticultural waste, Hazardous waste, Clinical waste, Shredded car light fractions ("car fluff”) etc., Analytical and monitoring parameters.
B. RENEWABLE FUEL (BIOGAS, BIODIESEL, BIOETHANOL, LIQUIFIED GAS, ETC.)
Production processes, Quality, Technologies, Handling and storage, Residues management.
C. BIOLOGICAL WASTE TO ENERGY (ANAEROBIC DIGESTION, MICROBIAL FUEL CELL, BIOFUEL)
Appropriate technologies for different organic substrates, Processes, Operation, Gas treatment and utilization, Treatment of residues (digestate, wastewater), Analytical and monitoring parameters.
D. REFUSE-DERIVED FUEL/SOLID RECOVERED FUEL (RDF/SRF)
Characterisation and quality, Production, Handling and storage, Thermal utilisation, Co-combustion, Residues.
E. THERMAL TREATMENT (COMBUSTION, PYROLYSIS, GASIFICATION AND OTHERS)
Processes, Energy utilization, Technologies, Efficiency, Upgrading of existing plants, Corrosion and Operation problems, Gas cleaning, Ash treatment and utilization.
F. RESIDUES FROM WASTE-TO-ENERGY
Bottom and fly ashes, off-gases, etc.
G. ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Capital and operational costs, Revenues, Financing.
H. DECISION TOOLS
LCA, Risk Assessment, Environmental impact assessment, Sustainability achievement, Energy and material balances.
I. POLICIES AND LEGAL ASPECTS
Regional, National and international approaches, EU Strategies and directives, Legal responsibilities.
J. CLIMATE CHANGE AND SINK
CO2 credits, Carbon balance, Reduction of GHG, Energy saving etc.
K. ECOTOXICOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND HEALTH ISSUES
Occupational health, Emissions and human exposition, Epidemiological studies.
L. PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE
Information campaigns, Public involvement, Mediation and consensus.
M. EXPERIENCES AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Case studies, Pilot plants, R&D projects.
N. DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Adaptation of technologies, Specific developments, Political and financial perspectives.
O. THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
P. MASS AND ENERGY BALANCES
Q. PROCESS MODELLING
R. FUEL UPGRADING
Products and processes used to refine fuels from alternative feedstocks (biomass, waste, biogas, ect.).
Proposals submitted for presentation will undergo a thorough selection process carried out by world leading waste management experts, represented by the Symposium Scientific Committees.
All final papers accepted to VENICE 2018 will be published on a dedicated volume of proceedings and authors of leading papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscript to international peer reviewed journals.
In addition to the traditional oral sessions, this year Venice 2018 will afford once again the opportunity to organize thematic workshops to promote networking and in depth discussion of the hottest issues in the field of waste to energy. As their emphasis is on critical discussion and detailed exploration of a topic, workshops are primarily addressed to experts and usually seeded by a selected number of introductory lectures delivered in order to open discussion between participants. Those wishing to organize a workshop are kindly required to send their proposal to the Organizing Secretariat no later than February 28th, 2018.
For any further information or assistance regarding the submission of papers, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org