CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Comparative evaluation of three different membranes for the treatment of a brewery and a dairy treatment effluent
(Corresponding) Plevri A., Gkoumas F., Koumaki E., Noutsopoulos C., Mamais D., Nikolaou M., Magraritis M., Malamis S.
Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
A laboratory-scale system with a capacity of 7L/h consisting of three different ultrafiltration membranes operating alternatively, was designed and installed at the Sanitary Engineering Laboratory (SEL) facilities. The purpose of this membrane system was to test the performance of alternative...Read more
Recent Developments in Solar-Powered Membrane Distillation
Jawed A., Nassar L., Hegab H., Merwe R., AlMarzooqi F., Banat F., (Corresponding) Hasan S.
Freshwater scarcity remains one of the most crucial issues facing our world. Although the traditional membrane distillation (MD) technique can efficiently produce clean water irrespective of climate conditions, the process wastes a lot of energy. Thanks to the development of photo-thermal materials...Read more
Freshwater, solar-powered membrane distillation, desalination, energy consumption, photothermal membranes.
The building façade as an active skin: Water bio-remediation through a probiotic layer system
Almpani-Lekka D., (Corresponding) Zavoleas Y.
Sustainable water resources management with nature-based solutions
In 2020, the United Nations demonstrated that the building sector is responsible for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions . Architecture as an invasive practice, bears a responsibility and the capacity to minimize its negative ecological impact. This study investigates alternative...Read more
greywater bioremediation, bio-systemic architecture, active architectural membrane, biodiversity restoration, building metabolism
Climate change, air pollution, and risks to honeybees – a review of biomonitoring data
Soares S., Delerue-Matos C., (Corresponding) Oliveira M.
Environmental pollution and climate change are among the biggest concerns of the World population and represent an increased risk for the survival of very sensitive animals and insects, including honeybees. Environmental health monitoring can be performed through the biomonitorization of sentinel...Read more
Portugal is one of the most affected countries in southern Europe by wildfires. The human exposure characterization to fine particulate matter (PM) during fires remains limited; no information is available for ultrafine particles nor their composition on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)...Read more
Human exposure; Fire emissions; Particulate matter; PAHs; Health risks.
Valorization of poultry manure extract enriched with sodium acetate in mixotrophic cultivation of Auxenochlorella protothecoides
Langousi I., Markou G., (Corresponding) Arapoglou D.
Recycling of materials to new products
Poultry manure (PM) is byproduct of intensive agricultural production and can be used as a low-cost microalgae growth substrate due to its nutrient and protein-rich content. Microalgae are capable to grow rapidly and thrive in different substrates, thus serving as a valuable source of biomass. In...Read more
Multi-Actor projects (MAPs) are a type of action funded by the EU Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes to foster agricultural innovation in response to the challenges of climate change and rural depopulation. This study describes the regional deployment and synergies of 120 MAPs coordinated...Read more
Rural development, EUREKA, Innovation drivers, AKIS, Green Deal
Agroforestry, forest and agricultural sustainability
The loss of productivity of agri-food systems today is known, partly related to biodiversity loss. To reverse this situation, adopting sustainable agri-environmental practices has been proposed. However, there are not enough studies in the scientific literature to explain why in-depth...Read more
Reimbursement of aluminum and PET packaging project at a University Campus: a case study
(Corresponding) Castro A., Gomes A., Correia A., Ribeiro H., Queirós A.
Recycling of materials to new products
Deposit Return Systems were created to increase the recycling rate of single-use beverage containers and meet the recycling targets in European Union. REAP - Recycling and Reimbursement of Aluminum and PET Packaging is an initiative that took place within the scope of the sustainability policies...Read more
Grey Forecasting Models Optimized by Firefly Algorithm for Natural Gas Consumption Prediction in Turkey
Ozcan T., (Corresponding) Konyalioglu A., Beldek B.
Environmental data analysis and modelling
Natural Gas is assumed to have a vital role as an energy source in all countries, serving as the primary fuel for industries, homes, and various sectors. The forecasting of natural gas consumption is very crucial for efficient energy management and the formulation of appropriate policies related to...Read more
Natural gas consumption; Grey forecasting; Parameter optimization; Firefly algorithm