The new Call for Abstracts is open! This year Biosystems Engineering conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary and We are inviting all our long-time friends, Advisory Board members and colleagues to join us in this celebration.
We have also opened two new sections this year, as we have two new team members joining us. Prof. Erwan Rauwel and Dr. Protima Rauwel have started sections of Waste Recovery, and Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites.
Waste Recovery section focuses on waste as a resource. All works addressing waste recycling and resource recovery are invited to participate. Waste recovery even though a small contributor to climate change could reduce the consequences of greenhouse gas emissions in other sectors if used as a resource. This also refers to the circular economy policy where a product is used, recycled and reused whereby creating minimum to zero waste. Re-using or recycling waste is viable in many sectors such as paper production, food, nuclear, metal, plastics, textiles and electronics among various others. The waste to be treated manifests in various forms: solid, liquid and gas and usually industrial waste comprises of all three. Fields relating to experimental and theoretical research discussing new and innovative methods and tools in waste reuse are welcome. Further considerations such as socio-economic impact and policy making on waste recycling and resource recovery are also encompassed in this topic.
Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites section aims to discuss the new key areas involving nanomaterials and nanocomposites in the field of engineering techniques and technical solutions applied to biological system, which includes waste recovery and water remediation. Nanomaterials (1-100nm) have received extensive attention during the past decades because of their unique chemical and electronic properties due to their nanosize and crystalline structure. Their large surface-to-volume ratio also makes them promising candidates for the development of applications through their excellent adsorptive capacity and catalytic properties. Development and usage of nanomaterials in these fields have gained importance during the last decade and there are many different nanomaterials and nanocomposites used in the field of adsorption/immobilization of chemical and metallic contaminants and degradation/transformation of waste. Nanomaterials offer the possibility of using waste as a resource or as primary matter, and are also used for the production of energy like biogas and syngas. Agriculture as well as food science and technology have witnessed the emergence of new technologies incorporating nanomaterials. They also enable re-using or recycling waste from many sectors such as paper production, nuclear, mining and electronics among various others where conventional materials lack of efficiency.
We hope to see you all in Tartu!