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Waste Recycling 20

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20th International Scientific Conference on Waste Recycling (WR20) aims to stimulate intersectoral collaboration by gathering specialists identifying the problems related to industrial pollution, and indicate the right direction to find the solution to improve the quality of environment and life in V4 region and European area. This conference will strengthen the partnerships in environmental research and waste recycling, delivering knowledge transfer in science and technology.

WR20 Conference shall follow the successful series of conferences focused on waste recycling (Waste Recycling I-XIX). All  countries of Visegrad-Four Group are involved with their academic and industrial partners and will actively participate at the conference.

The main topics of the Waste Recycling 20 conference include:  

  • Recycling and utilization of industrial waste (metallurgical, power-engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical industry, electronics, end-of-life vehicles, demolishing waste, mining waste and tailings, etc.).
  • Recycling of biowaste (agricultural, forest, food-processing and municipal waste).
  • Critical raw materials from secondary resources.
  • Recycling and remediation of contaminated areas & acid mine drainage.
  • Waste water treatment technologies.
  • Adsorbents for complex water treatment.
  • Business activities in waste recycling.
  • Legislation issues of recycling and waste utilization.

Conference language is English, thus all papers, presentations and communication are required in English. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings distributed among the participants.
The space for advertising of companies active in waste recycling will be provided in the proceedings supplement.

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The conference WR20 is organized by the Institute of Geotechnics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia, Institute of Environmental Engineering, VSB-Technical University, Ostrava, Czech Republic, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, Cracow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland, Institute of Raw Material Preparation and Environmental Processing, University of Miskolc, Hungary in cooperation with Slovak Mining Society at the Institute of Geotechnics SAS and PROMATECH Research Centre of Advanced Materials and Technologies. Conference is supported by projects FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP-612250-WaSClean: Water and Soil Clean-Up from Mixed Contaminants and FP7-PEOPLE-COFUND-SASPRO-No1298/03/01: Bifunctional silica and magnetite spherical particles with tailored porosity and surface chemistry for complex water treatment.