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Best Management Strategy for Environmental Management of Carcass Burial Site

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Title of Symposia Best Management Strategy for Environmental Management of Carcass Burial Site
Description Various types of hazards and risks are associated with carcasses management during animal disease outbreak. Maximizing biosecurity during outbreak is a primary cause which responsible for mass carcasses disposal. Burial is a widely adopted disposal practice in Korea during disease outbreak mainly due to its simplicity, and swiftness for implementation especially where livestock farms are densely populated. However, the biosecurity side of carcass disposal is often overlooked again mainly due to critical demands from stakeholders and this ignorance often leads to cause other risks to public health and environment. In this workshop, the state of the art technologies and their deploy strategy to the field to minimize adverse impacts of burial sites are to be discussed.
Chair Geonha Kim, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Hannam University, KOREA
Co-Chair Phil Longhurst, Ph.D., Professor
School of Water, Energy, and Environment (SWEE)
Cranfield University, UK
Lori P. Miller, P.E., Senior Staff Officer
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Hyun-Woo Kim, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering
Chonbuk National University, KOREA
Speaker Jason Weeks, Ph.D., Professor
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK
Gary A. Flory, Agricultural Program Manager
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, USA
Saikat Chowdhury, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Soil Science
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Phil Longhurst, Ph.D., Professor
School of Water, Energy, and Environment (SWEE)
Cranfield University, UK
Lori P. Miller, P.E., Senior Staff Officer
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Hyun-Woo Kim, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering
Chonbuk National University, KOREA
Organized by SAFE Research Center for Environmental Management of Burial Sites
4th KBRC International Biochar Conference SMART Biochar Technology: A Shifting Paradigm towards Advanced Materials and Healthcare Research

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Title of Symposia 4th KBRC International Biochar Conference
SMART Biochar Technology
: A Shifting Paradigm Towards Advanced Materials and Healthcare Research
Description Biochar, produced through pyrolysis of biomass under low or no oxygen conditions, has found a wide range of applications from soil fertility improvement to removal of contaminants. Initial interest in biochar is to use it as a means to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; however, recent developments are seeing biochar being applied in engineering, and health care and life sciences, some of those applications have large potentials for rapid commercialization. This symposium will address recent research on a paradigm shift towards the development of the next generation of biochar with applications in a range of new fields.
Chair Yong Sik Ok (Professor, Director, Korea Biochar Research Center, Korea University, Korea)
Co-Chair Daniel Tsang (Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)
Patryk Oleszczuk (Professor, University of Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Poland)
Eilhann E. Kwon (Professor, Sejong University, Korea)
Filip M. G. Tack (Professor, Ghent University, Belgium)
Speaker Nanthi Bolan (Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia)
Jörg Rinklebe (Professor, University of Wuppertal, Germany)
Hocheol Song (Professor, Sejong University, Korea)
Daniel Alessi (Professor, University of Alberta, Canada)
Kua Harn Wei (Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Organized by      
Circular Economy - A Paradigm Shift towards Sustainable and Integrated Waste and Energy Policy

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Title of Symposia Circular Economy - A Paradigm Shift towards Sustainable and Integrated Waste and Energy Policy
Description The limitations of linear economy have been observed. The representative example is climate change. The dichotomy that separate environment from economy and treat environment as inputs for economic activities or sites for waste disposal cannot sustain anymore. Circular economy is an imperative and new paradigm for us to pursue. The EU is a pioneer in the transition to circular economy by adopting Circular Economy Package. This symposium will discuss recent studies on sustainable and integrated waste policies towards circular economy.
Chair Eui-Chan Jeon (Full Professor, Director, Climate Change Research Center, Sejong University, Korea)
Co-Chair Tianbao Qin (Professor, Wuhan University, China)
Taehwa Lee (Professor, University of Seoul, Korea)
Hana Kim (Assistant Professor, Sejong University, Korea)
Speaker Sora Yi (Researcher, Korea Environment Institute, Korea)
Chacrit Sitdhiwej (Professor, Thammasat University, Thailand)
Yong Geng (Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Organized by Climate Change Research Center
Special Issue Sustainable Development Sustainability
Livestock Environment

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Title of Symposia Livestock Environment
Description The special symposium of Livestock Environment covers the theme of environmental friendly livestock farming through advanced techniques for the efficiency of livestock waste management, animal welfare and housing improvement. The special issue discussed in this session will include gaseous emissions including odors from animal feeding operations (AFOs), manure waste management understanding manure dynamics and renewal energy, and the smart farm with interpolating automatic livestock housing techniques. 
Chair Scott Bradford (Research Scientist, USDA-ARS, Riverside,California)
Co-Chair Doohwan Kim
Sang Ryong Lee (Professor, National Institute of Animal Science, Korea)
Speaker Scott Bradford (Research Scientist, USDA-ARS, Riverside,California)
Lori P. Miller (PE, Senior Staff Officer/Environmental Engineer, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services Science, Technology and Analysis Services)
Gary A. Flory (Agricultural Program Manager, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)
Sang-Ryong Lee (Research Scientist, Dept. of Animal Biotechnology & Environment, RDA-NIAS)
Organized by  The Korean Society of Livestock Housing and Environment
Distribution of Emerging Pollutants and Their Environmental Fates and Toxicities

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Title of Symposia Distribution of Emerging Pollutants and Their Environmental Fates and Toxicities
Description Various wastes from households, mining and agricultural operations, and a wastewater treatment plant including industrial activities have been recycled with certain purposes. Those recycled materials contain inorganic and organic emerging pollutants, which might show strong toxicity to the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Such reasons will give us to analyze and monitor the residual pollutants in the recycled materials, and determine possible toxicities to the environment and human health. This symposium will address recent results on the residual emerging pollutants in the recycled materials, and their toxicities and fates in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
Chair Sung-Eun Lee (Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Co-Chair Tae-Oh Kim (Professor, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea)
Yiu Fai Tsang (Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Sung-Deuk Choi (Professor, UNIST, Korea)
Won-Chan Kim (Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Speaker Ming Hung Wong (Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong)
Yiu Fai Tsang, Professor
The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yu Bon Man (Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Nam In-Hyun (Senior Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea)
Organized by Industrial & Academic Cooperation Center for small and Medium Business
Advances in Composting Technologies for Solid Waste Treatment - Potential Benefits of Compost to Agriculture

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Title of Symposia Advances in Composting Technologies for Solid Waste Treatment - Potential Benefits of Compost to Agriculture
Description Composting is one of the recommended methods for better management of organic solid wastes efficiently, economically, and in an eco-friendly way. This symposium will provide insights on the scientific perspectives and advances in latest composting technologies for transforming organic solid wastes to compost, as well as benefits of compost for agriculture. This symposium will address the issues of finding new methods for optimizing the composting process, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preventing odor, and eliminating pathogenic microorganisms.
Chair Yasser Mahmoud Awad (Assistant Professor, Suez Canal University, Egypt)
Co-Chair Mohammad Al-Wabel (Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
Meththika Vithanage (Professor, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka)
Mahtab Ahmad (Assistant Professor, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan)
Nabeel Khan Niazi (Assistant Professor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Rajasekar Karunanithi (Researcher, The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Speaker Miguel A. Sanchez-Monedero (Researcher, Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
Meththika Vithanage (Professor, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka)
Shih-Hao Jien (Associate Professor, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
Yasser Mahmoud Awad (Assistant Professor, Suez Canal University, Egypt)
Organized by Saudi Biochar Research Group (SBRG)
www.saudibiochar.org
Clays and Waste Rock Minerals for Agricultural and Environmental Applications

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Title of Symposia Clays and Waste Rock Minerals for Agricultural and Environmental Applications
Description The unique properties of mineral particles including clay minerals can be harnessed for protecting our environment from diverse contamination issues and supporting sustainable agricultural production for our future generation. While clay minerals are present as the most reactive particle component of soils andalso in below ground deposits, mining activities worldwide produce rock mineral particles as a low value byproduct.The pressing need of finding low cost materials for environmental and agricultural developments has boostedglobal research initiatives on novel applications of clay minerals and waste rock minerals in remediating environmental contaminants, capturing atmospheric CO2and supplying nutrients to crops. This symposium will highlight recent research advances in next generation applications of clays and clay composites and other rock mineralsin a range of areas.
Chair Binoy Sarkar (Research Geochemist, Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), The University of Sheffield, UK)
Co-Chair Yong Sik Ok (Professor, Director, Korea Biochar Research Center, Korea University, Korea)
Amit Bhatnagar (Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Finland)
Speaker Binoy Sarkar (Research Geochemist, Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), The University of Sheffield, UK)
Meththika Vithanage (Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka)
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Bioresources in Mined Land Rehabilitation – from Microbial Bioweathering to Technosol Formation in Mine Tailings

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Title of Symposia Bioresources in Mined Land Rehabilitation – from Microbial Bioweathering to Technosol Formation in Mine Tailings
Description Rehabilitation of metal mine tailings has emerged as a grave global challenge, such as bauxite refineries, copper, lead and zinc mines, threatening economic and environmental sustainability of minerals industry. Bioresources ranging from green biomass to pyrogenic carbon (e.g., biochars) produced from OC-rich wastes play roles in bioweathering and transformation of metal(loid)-rich minerals, thus contaminated soil remediation and technosol formation. The mechanisms involved may range from metal(loid) adsorption, priming and accelerating bioweathering of primary minerals, and shifts of microbial community composition from lithotropic to organotrophic dominance. This symposium will address recent research on roles of bioresources ranging from biomass organic matter to biochar in mitigating geo-microbial functions and eco-engineering mine spoils and wastes (e.g., tailings, red mud) into technosols for substantially improving economic and ecological outcomes of mined land and mine wastes (e.g., tailings).
Chair Longbin Huang (Principal Research Fellow, Environment Centres (CMLR), Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia)
Co-Chair Alexander Scheuermann (Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Australia)
Rongliang Qiu (Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, China)
Nanthi Bolan (Professor, The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Speaker Rongliang Qiu (Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, China)
Shengguo Xue (Professor, Central South University, China);
Alexander Scheuermann (Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Australia)
Nanthi Bolan (Professor, The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Organized by Center for Mined Land Rehabilitation, University of Queensland
Biosolids Land Application Risk Assessment – Evaluation of (In)organic Compounds

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Title of Symposia Biosolids Land Application Risk Assessment – Evaluation of (In)organic Compounds
Description Biosolids are a nutrient-enriched byproduct resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage in a wastewater treatment facility; their generation is global. Biosolids land application is a proven technology for recycling plant nutrients in an environmentally sound manner when land application meets crop nutrient demands. However, many questions remain unanswered in terms of inorganic and organic compound fate, transport, and the potential for negative effects to the environment and human health. This symposium will address recent research that targets concerns of existing and emerging contamination in the field of biosolids usage.
Chair Jim Ippolito (Associate Professor, Dep. Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, USA)
Co-Chair TBD
Speaker TBD
Organized by Dep. Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, USA
Thermochemical and Biological Conversions of Wastes on Energy Recovery, and Pollution Control

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Title of Symposia Thermochemical and Biological Conversions of Wastes on Energy Recovery, and Pollution Control
Description In recent years, the amount of waste is rapidly increasing all over the world, and waste to energy is indeed of importance from the perspective of realizing effective waste management. Thermochemical or biological conversion is one of the most promising technologies for the energy recovery sector. However, the environmental issues such as local pollution should be considered for thermochemical and biological conversion technologies. The main objective of the special symposium is building a platform for scientists and engineers to exchange their idea, experience and research findings. The scope of the symposium covers: Novel and effective thermochemical and biological conversion processes of wastes; Production of bioenergy, biochemicals, and biomaterials; Evaluation and reduction of pollution in the process of waste conversion; Application of solid byproducts for effective removal of pollutants and hazardous materials, etc.
Chair Hang Seok Choi (Professor, Yonsei University, Korea)
Co-Chair Yiu Fai Tsang (The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Eilhann E. Kwon (Professor, Sejong University, Korea)
Tae-Kwon Lee (Professor, Yonsei University, Korea)
Speaker Joon Weon Choi (Professor, Seoul National University, Korea)
Yeon Seok Choi (Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea)
TBD
Organized by Advanced Graduate Program in Process System Technology of Combustible/Organic Waste to Energy
SMART Recycling ; Zero Food Waste Housing on the Smart City

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Title of Symposia Thermochemical and Biological Conversions of Wastes on Energy Recovery, and Pollution Control
Description Korea government has been actively promoting the reduction and recycling of food waste, as they conducted a nationwide pay-per-expanding of food waste and also prohibited the discharge of food waste into the ocean. Recently, food Waste is recognized into one of the important biomass in the residential complexes because of developing pleasant & efficient resource circulation system within the residential complex, so called zero food waste housing system. This symposium will introduce recent research on the food waste reduction & recycling technologies with smart networking techniques in the residential area, such as a paradigm shift towards the development of the next generation of zero food waste housing system on the smart city, business model of smart recycling with zero food waste housing system considering case studies in wide ranges of the fields.
Chair Jeong-Ik Oh (Senior Research Fellow, Director, Land & Housing Institute, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Korea)
Co-Chair Alicia K.J. AN (Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China)
Speaker Mun-Sol Ju (Research Professor, Seoul National University, Korea)
Kyung-Hee Lee (Research Director, Domyeong E&C, Korea)
Keesung Lee (CEO, Energy1 Corp., Korea)
Alicia K.J. AN (Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China)
Jeong-Ik Oh (Senior Research Fellow, Land & Housing Institute, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Korea)
Organized by Land & Housing Institute, Korea Land & Housing Corporation
Sediment Pollution Assessment and Remediation/Management

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Title of Symposia Sediment Pollution Assessment and Remediation/Management
Description Sediment is the major solid phase in an aquatic ecosystem which is deposited as a physical layer on the bed or bottom of water. It plays a critical role in maintaining the balance and health of an ecosystem through embracing benthic organisms and accommodating geogenic and anthropogenic pollutants. As the control of external inputs of nutrients and pollution from watershed has been implemented worldwide, the accumulated pollutants in sediments is becoming a major pollution source in many freshwater and coastal systems. The sediment displays great heterogeneity in biogeochemical properties, which pose a grand challenge to the researchers about how to assess the sediment pollution and how to remediate/manage polluted sediments. This Special Symposium will address recent research advances in sediment pollution assessment and remediation/management, including: 1) new techniques and methods in assessment of sediment quality, 2) novel materials and engineering measures in remediation of polluted sediments, and 3) holistic paradigms in management of sediments.
Chair Daniel C.W. Tsang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Co-Chair Shiming Ding
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, China
Kitae Baek
Chonbuk National University, Korea
Jimmy C.M. Kao
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Speaker Baoshan Xing
University of Massachusetts, USA
Filip M.G. Tack
Ghent University, Belgium
Anna S. Knox
Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
Organized by Hong Kong Polytechnic University &
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology
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