NOWELTIES’ FINAL CONFERENCE

NOWELTIES’ FINAL CONFERENCE

New Materials and Inventive Waste Water Treatment Technologies. Harnessing resources effectively through innovation

11-12 May, 2022 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

General info

Organizers:

EU Project Nowelties

FKIT – Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research – Girona, Spain

 

Sponsors:

Organizing committee:

Prof. Sandra Babic
Prof. Hrvoje Kusic
Prof. Dragana Mutavdzic-Pavlovic
Prof. Mira Petrovic
Miyako Nitta

Objectives

NOWELTIES is a MSCA European Joint Doctorate (EJD) that provides cutting edge training opportunities for the education of tomorrow`s water treatment experts.
The main objective of the Final Conference is to present the results of NOWELTIES’ research program, as well as new achievements in the field of the development and application of new materials and inventive processes for waste water treatment, with specific emphasis on the technologies able to control contamination by organic micropollutants (OMPs) and therefore help overcoming barriers for water reclamation.

Conference will present some recent technological and methodological developments that offer a range of opportunities for transitioning to smart water management and adopting treatment approaches capable of significantly enhancing the degradation of OMPs, whilst exhibiting a low energy footprint and residual stream.

The Conference is not limited to Nowelties members, but it is open for a wide scientific community, industry and end users.

Topics covered:

Advances in biological treatment of WW

Biological treatment systems contain a variety of active microorganisms and may operate under different redox conditions. Consequently, there is huge versatility of designs and operations whose optimization may lead to an improvement in process efficiency. The key for optimization lies in the understanding of different biotransformation mechanisms and deciphering of the immense number of enzymatic routes involved in the different biological wastewater treatments.

Progress in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)

Some oxidative wastewater treatments (i.e., ultraviolet (UV)/hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) treatment, ozonation (O3), photo-Fenton) have reached a high level of development and have been commercialized. Further improvements are focused on the optimization of operational performances, reactor designs and utilization of new technological developments to increase their efficiency. On the other hand, some AOPs are still at the stage of laboratory research or are merely proof-of-concept. One of the most promising AOPs is based on the use of non-thermal plasma to produce H2O2, molecular oxygen and hydrogen, and hydroxyl, hydroperoxyl, atomic hydrogen and oxygen, as well as other radicals. Although shown to rapidly and efficiently degrade many organic compounds, little is known about the feasibility of plasma treatment for the removal of more recalcitrant compounds from wastewater or regarding their degradation kinetics and energy efficiency, as well as degradation by-products generated and their toxicity.

New materials and application of nanotechnology in WW treatment

Novel (nano)engineered materials, such as (nano)adsorbents, composite membranes and(photo)catalysts are very promising candidates for the development of next generation treatment technologies. Generally, they exhibit various merits, such as high capacities, fast kinetics, specific affinity towards targeted contaminants, enhanced photocatalytic response for a broad light spectrum, and strong anti-bacterial activity. The field of their application is extremely wide and some examples include carbon tubes, fullerene derivatives, graphene-based materials (graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide), functionalized zeolites, fibers with core shell structure, nano metals or metal oxides.

Hybrid WW treatments

Combining biological processes with innovative physico-chemical processes employing novel (nano) engineered materials and/or next-generation integrated membrane processes establishes multiple barriers towards a wide range of different OMPs that should also be effective against microbial contaminants (i.e., viruses, antibiotic resistant bacteria or antibiotic resistance genes) as well as remove residual nutrients. Such high performing and compact hybrid systems will also offer new opportunities to establish robust concepts for decentralized wastewater treatment facilitating local water reclamation and reuse.

Abstracts

A limited number of key note lectures (30 min) and short oral presentations (20 min) can be accepted. Please send the tentative title as soon as possible. If received late the abstract will be selected for the poster session.

 

Abstracts for oral (4 pages) and poster presentations (1 page) should be submitted to the Secretariat before 10th March 2022.

 

Notification of acceptance: 25th March 2022

 

Abstracts of all contributing lectures will be collected in the book of abstracts which will be issued to all participants upon registration.

Programme and invited talks

 

Download the programme HERE

Invited speakers

Alette Langenhoff, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Urska Lavrenčič Štangar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Adrian M.T. Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
Jörg Drewes, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Preliminary programme

Wednesday, 11th May 2022

9.00 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome
10:15 – 11:00 Plenary lecture: To be confirmed.

Session 1. Advances in biological treatment of WW

11:00 – 11:30 Invited lecture: Alette Langenhoff, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Biological treatment technologies for the removal of micropollutants
11:30 – 11:00 Presentation 1
11.00 – 11.30 Poster session / Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30 Presentations 2, 3, 4 and 5
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch

Session 2: Progress in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)

15:00 – 15:30 Invited lecture: Urska Lavrenčič Štangar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The effect of (waste)water matrix on photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals
15:30 – 16:30 Presentations 1 and 2
16.30 – 17.00 Poster session / Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 Presentations 3, 4 and 5
19:00 Welcome party

Thursday, 12th May 2022

Sesion 3: New materials and application of nanotechnology in WW treatment

10:00 – 10:30 Invited lecture: Adrian M.T. Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
Carbon materials as catalysts in AOPs for water/wastewater treatment
10:30 – 11:30 Presentations 1 and 2
11.30 – 12.00 Poster session / Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Presentations 3, 4 and 5
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch

Session 4: Hybrid WW treatments

15:00 – 15:30 Invited lecture: Jörg Drewes, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Hybrid systems for wastewater treatment
15:30 – 16:30 Presentations 1 and 2
16.30 – 17.00 Poster session / Coffee break
17:00 – 17:30 Presentations 3, 4 and 5
18:30 End of conference

City tour
Dinner

List of NOWELTIES’ talks

Silvana Quiton, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Removal of antibiotics in different anoxic systems. Comparisons between heterotrophic and autotrophic denitrifying systems for antibiotic removal

 

Ana Paulina López, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thresholds for microbial degradation of wastewater contaminants: relationship between bioavailability and the onset of biodegradation

 

Edwin Antonio Chingate, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Transformation of sulfamethoxazole and atenolol by bacterial communities adapted to aniline, histidine, and succinate

 

Amit Kumar, Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia
Wastewater treatment by using cold atmospheric plasma

 

Barbara Topolovec, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain
Degradation and study of transformation products of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) during plasma treatment

 

Danilo Bertagna, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology (FKIT), University of Zagreb, Croatia
Application of UV-LEDs AOPs for the efficient removal of OMPs from water

 

Barbara Kalebic, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Removal of ciprofloxacin using zeolite-based adsorbents: Adsorption kinetics, mechanism and regeneration of the spent adsorbents

 

Camilo Sánchez, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB), University of Zagreb
Microwave-assisted synthesis of N/TiO2/rGO and immobilization in a ceramic substrate for OMPs removal

 

Sabrina de Boer, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Magnetic biocatalyst formulation with unspecific peroxygenase from Agrocybe Aegerita for antibiotic removal

 

Francis dela Rosa, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology (FKIT), University of Zagreb, Croatia
TiO2-Based Composite Photocatalytic Materials for Solar Driven Water Purification: Recent Achievements, challenges and opportunities

 

Marina Gutierrez, University of Ferrara, Italy
Addition of activated carbon to a MBR: Strategies to improve micropollutant’s removal supported by statistical analysis and adsorption experiments

 

Michele Ponzelli, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain
The Impact of Graphene Oxide on Methane Production Kinetics

 

Nebojsa Ilic, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Tailoring adsorbents for targeted removal of PFAS

 

Nikoletta Tsiarta, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain
Degradation of pharmaceuticals with heterogeneous catalytic ozonation-membrane filtration process using modified ceramic membranes

Conference location

The conference will be held at Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, located just a minutes’ walk to the entrance into the historical center of Dubrovnik.

 

Link to web site: https://iuc.hr/about

Accommodation

Bookings should be made directly to the hotel.

 

Conference’s organizing committee will not arrange the accommodation for the participants.

Suggestion for the hotel:

1.- ACADEMIS – ACADEMIA of University of Dubrovnik

Download pdf brochure

Tentative prices:

Single room with breakfast – 300 kn (approx 40 euros)

Double room with breakfast – 177 kn (approx 25 euros / person)

* tourist taxes not included

Reservations by email: akademis@scdu.hr

 

2.- Hotel Valamar Club Dubrovnik  (***)

Link to web site

Price: room with breakfast from 100 €

 

3.- Hotel Valamar Argosy (****)

Link to web site

Price: room with breakfast from 136 €

Registration

Registration fee

Early bird (until 10th March 2022) After 10th March 2022
Authors/Participants (Members of NOWELTIES) free of charge free of charge
Authors/Participants 250 euros 280 euros
Ph.D. student (a letter from the supervisor is required) 130  euros 150 euros

The all fees include 25 % local VAT

Fee will cover attendance to the Conference, the book of abstract, 4 coffee breaks, two lunches, the Conference dinner and City tour

 

Payment in Euros should be made in advance by:

Bank transfer:

Institution: Sveučilište u Zagrebu Fakultet kemijskog inženjerstva i tehnologije, Marulićev trg 19, 10000 Zagreb

Bank: Zagrebačka banka d.d., Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10, Zagreb

IBAN: HR7223600001101338626

SWIFT: ZABAHR2X

With the note: Nowelties Final Conference and the name(s) of the participant(s)

How to register

To register, please send the following info (please copy the text below) to info@nowelties.eu

 

Name/First Name: _

Company/Institution: _

Address: _

City: _

Postal Code: _

Country: _

E-mail: _

 

I submit an abstract for

[] Oral presentation

[] Poster presentation

[] Participation without presentation

 

PhD student:  [] Yes/ [] No

 

Deadline: 10th March 2022

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