Palma (Mallorca) from 21 to 25 September 2008
The Third International Meeting on Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering (3IMEBE)


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CONFERENCE TOPICS ( PRINTABLE VERSION)


Note: The different items included under each topics are only indicative and not exclusive. The submission of works on another subjects within these topics are encouraged by the organizers, particularly new aspects .


I. Risk assessment and environmental impact     

  •  Land degradation processes (soil pollution, erosion & salinization)
  •  Pollution of the Aquatic ecosystems (water column, sediments & eutrophication)
  •  Air Pollution (Mobile, fixed industrial & Landfill sources)
  •  Global climate change, C and N cycling

II. Wastewater & solid waste management, treatment and reuse
  • Domestic & industrial wastewater
  • Municipal, animal, agro-food and hazardous wastes
  • Sewage sludge
  • Treatment  technologies
    • Physicochemical & membrane processes 
    • Aerobic & anaerobic processes, wetlands
    • Integration of biological & physicochemical processes
  • Nutrient removal (N and P)
  • Emerging pollutants (endocrine disruptors, micropollutants, etc)
  • Agronomic valorization

III. Strategies for the protection and remediation of natural environments
  • Soil & aquatic environments including sediments
  • Appropriate remediation technologies
    • Phytoremediation, bioremediation, bioaugmentation, biowaste addition, Electrokinetics, other techniques
  • Ecological processes and biocontrol
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Control and modelling of environmental processes

IV. Microbial ecology and molecular biology applications for a better environmental control
  • Ecology of the natural and man made environments
    •     Interactions between microorganisms
    •     Interactions between microorganisms and plants
    •     Functional and structural diversity of bacteria
    •     Environmental enzymes

V. Environmental education and legislative aspect
  • Ecosystems and education
    •     Way of life and sustainable environment
    •     Health risks
  • Legislative aspect for environmental protection
    •     Water & organic waste treatment
    •     Soil conservation

VI. New perpectives
  • Renewable energy production from waste & wastewater
  • High value products from wastes other than biofuels
  • Agriculture & forest management for a better control of greenhouse gases
  • Technology needs in the developing world
  • Etc

* The different items included under each topics are only indicative and not exclusive. The submission of works on another subjects within these topics are encouraged by the organizers, particulary new aspects.

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