WASTE VISION 2100 is a bi-annual award for early carrier researchers in connection to the Sardinia Symposium. Early carrier researchers and scientists developing groundbreaking ideas and innovative solutions for big challenges in waste management are welcome to apply for this grant!
The grant includes free IWWG membership for one year, free entrance to the Sardinia Symposium, support of travel costs to the conference (€ 300 for Europeans, € 700 outside Europe), and the winner of the award is invited to orally present his/her thesis/idea at the Sardinia Symposium.
The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of members of the IWWG-Board. The next award will be provided in connection with the Sardinia 2023 symposium.
Pedro Cesar Pereira Gonçalves for his thesis work 'Recycling of waste printed circuit boards: non-destructive characterization and mechanical processing operations'.
The thesis of Mr. Pedro Gonçalves is significant since the applied methods and models provide information that are of great help to better understand the behavior of composite particles and propose efficient process flowsheets to recover valuable materials for recycling purpose with less environmental footprint. This work filled the important research gaps applicable to any kinds of heterogeneous waste recycling, and has been highly acknowledged by other researchers.
Dr. Vasiliki Savvilotidou, a principal research engineer at the Laboratory of Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece.
With her thesis she developed groundbreaking ideas and innovative solutions in the very complex and emerging topic of management of photovoltaic waste. In particular, she investigated approaches for the recovery of bulk and critical raw materials as well as reuse options of glass and plastic in the construction sector. By her thesis she could demonstrate that metal, glass and plastic parts consisting more than 90% of P/V panels can be reused, recovered or recycled towards an integrated sustainable management of waste P/V panels, indicating potential future applications.