CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Green Transformation of Organized Industrial Zones (OIZ) to Eco – Industrial Park (EIP): Experiences from Turkiye
(Corresponding) Dolgen D., Alpaslan M.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND BIOECONOMY
Turkiye has been encouraging the industries with green growth perspective and has supported this strategy towards the implementation of new eco industrial parks (EIP) as well as transform the existing organized industrial zones (OIZ) to green conditions. In order to achieve this strategy, certain...Read more
A new trend for urban planning: the vision and the challenges
(Corresponding) Voukkali I., Papamichael I., Loizia P., Zorpas A., Stylianou M.
15- and 30-minute cities
The world population is expanding rapidly, causing a number of economic, environmental, and social consequences including crowd roads, higher traffic demand, and longer travel times to basic services. More than two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. The 15-minute...Read more
15 minutes city, urbanization, urban planning, sustainable development
Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Construction Projects through Effective Pollution Management Strategies
(Corresponding) Corpus R., Bayani M., Almacha A., Tana K.
Urban environment and health
Construction initiatives can substantially contribute to air, water, and soil pollution, as well as soil degradation. These activities can have long-lasting negative effects on local communities and ecosystems. It is imperative to develop and implement effective construction pollution management...Read more
environmental pollution, construction management , Air Quality
Analysis of the Sars-COVID 19 trend: from time series to visibility graphs
(Corresponding) Simone A., Cesaro A., Esposito G.
Environmental data analysis and modelling
Sars COVID-19 epidemic continues to represent a relevant and current topic, which is of concern mainly with respect to possible variants. Predictive monitoring can address the need to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, but it needs to rely on non-invasive, as well as effective and inexpensive...Read more
Sars-COVID19, time series analysis, visibility algorithms, graph theory, Wastewater-Based Epidemiology
Designing Citizen Science tools towards increased awareness and participatory policy making for air quality: The Case of COMPAIR
(Corresponding) Kogut P., Celikkol B., Vervaet G., Schreer O., Renault S., Alexopoulos C., Raes L., McAleer S.
Despite the concept of citizen science being around for a few decades, it is still considered a non-traditional data source, especially in policy circles. Further efforts are needed to build its acceptability by decision makers at various levels of governance. Determined to make this happen, the...Read more
Citizen science, air quality monitoring, traffic monitoring, data visualisation, participatory policy making
Coaggregating Delftia acidovorans facilitates the metabolic activity of partner bacteria in drinking water biofilms
(Corresponding) Afonso A., Gomes I., Saavedra M., Simões L., Simões M.
Drinking water and health
Although bacterial coaggregation has already been identified as a key mechanism in the multispecies biofilms development in diverse environments, little is known about this highly specific type of cell-cell interaction in aquatic systems. In this study, a strain of Delftia acidovorans isolated...Read more
Bacterial fitness; Cell-cell interaction; Coaggregation; Public goods.
Water scarcity, energy independence and the role of hybrid renewable energy systems
(Corresponding) Bertsiou M., Baltas E.
Renewable energy sources
Water scarcity problems and the need for reduced consumption of fossil fuels lead to the transition to renewable energy sources (RES). The proper management of RES is the key issue, especially in small not interconnected islands. In this research work a Hybrid Renewable Energy System (HRES) on a...Read more
HRES, water scarcity, energy management, energy storage
Effects of parabens exposure on drinking water bacteria
(Corresponding) Pereira A., Gomes I., Simões M.
Parabens are considered emerging contaminants that are frequently detected in water sources. Besides being detected in drinking water (DW) at residual concentrations, their effects on DW microbial quality and safety have been disregarded so far. This work assesses for the first time the impact of...Read more
End-phase Rehabilitation Assessment of Boracay Island Using Microbial Parameters as Indicator of Water Quality
Rañada M., (Corresponding) Jaraula C.
Pollution control and contaminated sites
The tourism-dependent Boracay island continued to accommodate tourists reaching a peak of >2 million in 2017 after nearly breaching through the island’s ecological threshold in 2012. Anthropogenic pressures resulting in poor water quality and disturbance of wetlands forced the authorities to...Read more
coliforms, wastewater, water quality, carrying capacity, anthropogenic disturbance
Novel applications of Molecular Biology to aid in environmental bioremediation
(Corresponding) Duffield-Healy M., Fernaud S.
Heavy metals in the environment
Bioremediation of environmental heavy metal contamination presents a valuable tool for an effective and low-cost method of containing and minimizing the harm of heavy metal contaminations. However, many common bacteria used in this application such as Acidothiobacillus ferroxidans do not have...Read more