CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Changes in geomorphic units alter nitrogen fixation in a large lowland tropical river
(Corresponding) Gani M.
Ecological effects of environmental change
The present investigation was carried out over 50 km reach, the Padma River of Bangladesh, downstream of the confluence of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The study area is highly dynamic, with diverse geomorphic units, high rates of bank erosion, and sediment abstraction. Sentinel-2 imagery (...Read more
Geomorphic units, nitrogen fixation, Seasonal variation, Tropical river, Bangladesh
Assessing the progress of insular areas in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The case of six isolated Greek islands
(Corresponding) Chalastani V., Veniou M., Tsoukala V.
Sustainability & the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localisation describes the complex process of translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development within the local context and challenges, defining, implementing and monitoring local actions and strategies that contribute to the global achievement of the...Read more
Predictive Transport Model of Bisphenol-A in Main Pampanga River
(Corresponding) Austero S., Resurreccion A., Rollon A., Ballesteros F., Kwan C., Herrera E., Sinoy M., Macasieb R.
Environmental data analysis and modelling
Phenolic endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) like Bisphenol-A (BPA) can interfere in the natural processes being done by the endocrine system of living organisms. To assess the effect of such contaminant in the Main Pampanga River of the Philippines, a transport model was developed using the...Read more
Endocrine disrupting compounds, Bisphenol-A, HEC-HMS, WASP, Pampanga River
Improved storage and handling of fine recycled concrete aggregates by accelerated carbonation: towards a quantification method
Vogt S., Koeniger L., Brück F., (Corresponding) Weigand H.
Construction and demolition waste
The fines fraction generated by crushing of concrete waste for production of recycled concrete aggregates amounts to 40 - 60 mass-%. Technically, fine recycled concrete aggregates (0 - 2 mm, fRCA) may be employed as a sand substitute in new concrete products. This is, however, hampered by the...Read more
construction and demolition waste, recycled concrete aggregates, concrete fines, accelerated carbonation
Valorization of waste graphite deriving from "End Of Life Lithium-Ion Battery recycling" for a second use in wastewater treatment.
(Corresponding) Premathilake D., (Corresponding) Vaccari M., Botelho Junior A., Tenório J., Espinosa D., Colombi F.
Recycling of materials to new products
Exponential utilization of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has produced a notable amount of hazardous waste recently. The current practices focus on recovering precious metals available in cathode giving less priority for anode material (graphite) recoveries and valorizations. However, thinning of...Read more
LIB recycling, Graphite valorization, adsorption experiments, Wastewater treatment, Black mass recycling
Development of flood risk maps using Remote Sensing Techniques in Cyprus
(Corresponding) Kountouri J., Mettas C., Evagorou E., Hadjimitsis D.
Floods, droughts and water scarcity
Floods are the most devastating natural disasters and are likely to become more frequent, dominant, and severe due to climate change, population growth, urbanization, and other factors related to watersheds and human activities. A flood can be defined as a body of water that causes runoff to land...Read more
Improve the post-harvest quality of fruits based on edible natural resources
RODINO S., (Corresponding) BUTU M., (Corresponding) BUTU A.
Agroforestry, forest and agricultural sustainability
Edible coatings and films from natural resources from which benefit both the consumer and the environment. In general, edible coatings and films are a combination of polysaccharides, proteins, lipids and plasticizers, used to improve the functional properties and general quality parameters of...Read more
Photocatalytic nanofiltration reactor for agricultural wastewater purification and reuse
Theodorakopulos G., Arfanis M., Agüera A., Cadena Aponte F., Sánchez Pérez J., Markellou E., Romanos G., (Corresponding) Falaras P.
Water and wastewater reuse
In recent years, the Agrofood industry utilizes pesticides for improving the agricultural production. Nevertheless, the presence of pesticide residues in agricultural wastewater can cause adverse impact on water resources and have harmful effects on human health. Consequently, intensive actions are...Read more
Application of electrochemical peroxidation with nanoscale zero-valent iron particles (nZVI) for selenium removal from oil refinery wastewater
Hansen M., Gutiérrez C., Lazo A., Lazo P., (Corresponding) Hansen H.
This study uses the electrochemical peroxidation process to remove selenium in combination with nanoscale zero-valent iron particles (nZVI) as the iron source. Also, experiments with just the addition of the nZVI doses without current application were carried out. The nanoparticles were synthesized...Read more
Evaluation of solid sorbents for acid flue gas emissions treatment
(Corresponding) Ravina M., Cerutti A., Marotta E., Zanetti G., Panepinto D., Ruffino B., Zanetti M.
Removal of acid gases from exhaust emissions of industrial applications (SOx, HCl, HF) still represents a challenge for many sectors, in particular for waste to energy facilities. In dry absorption processes, the solid reagent (typically Ca(OH)2 or NaHCO3) is injected countercurrent to the gas in a...Read more
flue gas treatment, gas absorption, HCl, solid sorbents