IWWG Task Group on

INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

TG Leader: Evangelos Gidarakos

TG Co-Leader: Maria Aivalioti

 

Backround

Industry, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is ‘‘intelligent or clever working”, as well as the ‘‘particular branches of production labour”. Although industry has developed modern societies beyond imagination, it is accompanied by a rather problematic phenomenon, which is waste production, much of which features hazardous properties.

Aims and objectives

The objective of the IWWG Task Group on Industrial Waste Management is to bring together professionals interested in the advancement and application of technologies and methods for managing industrial and hazardous waste. The Task Group aims to coordinate studies, research and experience on the most recent international trends and work in industrial waste regulation and policies.

Some indicative topics, on which the Task Group focuses, are the following:

  • Controversial issues in industrial waste management
  • Modern trends and challenges in industrial waste management
  • In-plant waste management and disposal
  • On-site waste monitoring
  • Pollutant analyses and pollution prevention
  • Special waste management
  • Industrial site remediation

The main scope is to provide in-depth presentation of environmental pollution sources, waste characterization, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovation, process alternatives, costs, case studies, effluent standards, and future trends for the major hazardous and non-hazardous operations.
The Task Group will also encourage in-depth presentation of methodologies, technologies, alternatives, regional effects and global effects of important pollution control practice that may be applied to the industrial operation.
Hopefully, in the immediate future practitioners, professors, students and researchers in environmental, civil, chemical, sanitary, mechanical and public health engineering and science will find valuable material and important information on industrial waste management, through this Task Group.

Members (2018)

The first announcement encouraging participation in this Task Group was made during the Twelfth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Sardinia 2009 that took place in S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy, between October 5th–9th 2009. Today, this TGs counts 17 members, from different countries and backgrounds.

K.

Anastasiadou

Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany

D

G.

Bonifazi

Sapienza University of Rome

I

C.

Dornack

Technical University of Dresden

D

M.

Dudynski

Modern Technologies and Filtration Sp. z o.o.

PL

P.

Hennebert

National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks

F

S.

Kalambura

University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica

HR

D.

Komilis

Democritus University of Thrace

GR

D.

Kosson

Vanderbilt University School Engineering

USA

A.

Otsuki

University of Lorraine

F

E.

Petre

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

NL

C.

Mudado Silva

Federal University of Viçosa

BR

W.

Sun

Southern Methodist University

USA

R.

Trapp

International Disarmament Consultant

F

H.

Van Der Sloot

Energy Resource Centre of the Netherlands

NL

E.

Voudrias

Democritus University of Thrace

GR

S.

Werner

Umweltbundesamt

D

M.

Zanetti

Technical University of Torino

I

The Task Group is always pleased to welcome new members provided that candidates have proven expertise in relevant fields.

Contact person:

Evangelos Gidarakos

Technical University of Crete, Greece

E-mail: gidarako(AT)mred.tuc.gr

 

 

 

 

Next Task Group meeting:

The next IWWG Task Group meeting will take place during CRETE 2020 International Conference, which will be held at Chania (GR) during 15th-18th September, 2020.

NEWS

During SARDINIA 2019 International Symposium, the following workshop has been scheduled by members of our TG:
 
WORKSHOP: INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
 
The inadequate management and disposal of industrial waste has been identified historically and continues to be so today under some conditions, particularly in developing countries, as a cause underlying severe environmental impacts, both in terms of air pollution, water quality degradation, and soil contamination. However, over time, waste has come to be viewed more and more as a valuable resource for industry, and in the same way as municipal waste, industrial waste has now been included in the urban mining concept. The traditional linear logic of take-make waste is gradually turning into a circular strategy according to which all residues should be minimized, reused, and recycled before handling and treatment prior to final disposal. The scope of this workshop is to present industrial waste management under the prism of circular economy, focusing on emerging opportunities & benefits, as well as difficulties & restrictions.
 
Introductory lectures:

  • E. Gidarakos (GR): Industrial waste management: current situation and problems
  • M. Aivalioti, F.-M. Pellera (GR): Adoption of circular economy in industrial waste management
  • V. Savvilotidou (GR): A circular economy of critical raw materials