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ATHENS 2017 - 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

21.6. - 24.6.2017, Aegli Zappiou, Athens, Greece

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 constitute main conference subjects. Special attention will be drawn on the challenges of the Waste Framework Directive & 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. 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.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Source separation schemes for solid waste
  • Biological treatment techniques (composting & anaerobic digestion)
  • Recycling & Resources Recovery
  • EU policies and strategies for solid waste management
  • Solid waste prevention techniques
  • Household solid waste treatment technologies
  • Socio-economic issues related to solid waste management
  • Household solid waste collection techniques
  • Integrated management in islands & other isolated areas
  • Characterization of waste residues
  • Energy from Waste (biomass, oil sludge, syngas, etc.)
  • Decision support tools in the waste management field
  • Symbiosis and circular economy
  • Carbon & water footprint
  • Energy saving
  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Potential in Industry
  • Food Economy, Policy and Culture
  • Environmental assessment and management in the food Industry
  • Environmental footprint analysis in the food sector
  • Energy-land-food-water nexus
  • LCA as a decision support tool in policy making in the food Industry
  • Food waste management and bio-economy
  • Circular economy and resource e-ciency in the food industry
  • Business models and investment for tomorrow's food systems
Organizer: National Technical University of Athens


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.

Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
Executing firm: Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

MBT Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: STRABAG AG

Flue Gas Cleaning

The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.

Category: Incineration
Executing firm: ete.a - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie– und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH

Batch Dry Fermentation

The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).

Category: Recycling / Fermentation
Executing firm: BEKON Energy Technologies Co. & KG

MBT Warsaw, Poland

The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: Convaero GmbH

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