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The 2nd International Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, will be held in Braga, Portugal, on 11-13 September 2013.

This conference is expected to be a platform for the scientists and industries from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, to share experiences and knowledge with all who attend. Discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes will be carefully addressed. The development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies on how wastes can be transformed into good ideas, improving both the overall environmental performance and the understanding of the industry impact on the environment, as well as the options analysis for its improvement are key objectives of this event.


The Conference is organized, but not restricted, to the following topics:

Waste Management: strategies, sustainability, markets and initiatives; Innovative waste treatment technologies; Recycling of materials; Waste-to-energy and RDF; Municipal solid wastes management; Landfill: design, construction, leachate and biogas management; Hazardous wastes treatment; Social factors and education on waste management; Specific waste-streams (agri. and animal wastes, construction and demolition, electronics, used tires, nanowastes.); Legislative and Policy Framework; Agricultural and Forestry solid by products; Life cycle; Risk assessment; Environmental impact assessment

Authors wishing to contribute to the conference are invited to submit abstracts before April 30, 2013. A dedicated volume with all final papers accepted to WASTES 2013 will be submitted to Scopus and Thomson ISI (Web of Science) for indexing. A considerable number of leading papers will be selected for publication, after a peer review process on a special issue of Waste Management, published by Elsevier, and on Waste and Biomass Valorization published by Springer.

For complete information, please visit the Conference web site: http://www.




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