This international seminar brings together scientists, algaeneers and practitioners to exchange the latest knowledge on the application of algae for wastewater treatment and resource recovery.
Wastewater engineers using algae can benefit from knowledge coming from the use of algae to produce biofuels, food supplements or green pharmaceuticals. Likewise, wastewater as a cheap source of nutrients and inorganic carbon is promising for the production of algae-based commodities. For example, algae based treatment systems in developing world tropical countries, may reduce wastewater treatment costs via the recovery of its inherent resources.
The seminar offers an overview and discussion of the latest scientific developments and practical applications in these fields.
Key note speakers
Call for abstracts
The main purpose of the 1st IWA Conference on Algal Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery is to bring together scientists, algaeneers and practitioners and act as a discussion and knowledge-sharing platform on the latest developments on algal technologies. Thus, scientists, algaeneers and practitioners are invited to submit their abstracts on the following topics.
1. High rate algae ponds, photo-activated sludge and microalgae-bacterial flocs
2. Photo-bioreactor design
3. Phototrophic biofilms and granules
4. Experimental methods, algal respirometry, monitoring, modeling and process control
5. Algal microbial interactions and mixed culture ecology
6. Use of artificial light
7. Macroalgae-based technologies
8. Multitrophic integrated aquaculture
9. Algae based wastewater treatment
10. Biodiesel and biogas production from algae grown in wastewater
11. Removal of heavy metals by algae
12. Waste gas treatment and greenhouse gas capture
13. Algae downstream processing to valuable products
14. Algae-based nutrient removal and recovery
15. Algae systems in a circular economy
The presentation formats are oral and poster presentations and can include lab- and full-scale research and case studies on the aforementioned topics.
Oral presentations: Author(s) of selected abstracts will be notified by December 15th, 2016, and invited to prepare an oral presentation with a maximum duration of 15 minutes (not including discussion). Guidelines for the preparation of the presentations will be provided after selection and invitation.
Poster presentations: Authors invited to submit a poster presentation will receive a notification by December 15th, 2016. Guidelines for the preparation of the poster will be provided after the invitation.
Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to be submit an outline paper (1000 words and 2 figures/tables) for the seminar proceedings. After the seminar, authors of selected outline papers will be invited to submit a full paper for peer-review and potential publication in Water Science and Technology.
Word limit for abstracts (both for oral and poster presentations): 500 words (not including names, affiliations, etc.)
Abstracts need to describe the purpose and goals of the work, main activities carried out, and clearly indicate the main conclusions as well as their main contribution to the topics of the seminar.
Abstracts can be submitted in word or pdf format.
Abstracts can also include 1 graphic/figure or 1 table as supporting material.
Abstracts should include: (i) full names of main author and co-author(s) and their affiliations, and (ii) indicate/highlight the main corresponding author/presenter including his/her personal contact details (e-mail and phone number).
Submit your abstract to the following e-mail address 1stIWAConferenceAlgalTech@unesco-ihe.org before November 1st, 2016.
When submitting the abstract, indicate the main topic(s) addressed by the abstract among the 15 topics of the seminar (maximum 3) and the preference to participate with either an oral or poster presentation.
Call for abstracts: August 23rd, 2016
Registration open: September 1st, 2016 (check the IWA Country Classification list)
Deadline for abstract submission: November 1st, 2016
Notification of acceptance of oral and poster presentations: December 15th, 2016
Early-bird registration: January 15th, 2017
Submission of outline-papers and power point presentations: March 10th, 2017
Seminar: March 16-17th, 2017