3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENT

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

22-25 May 2008, Athens, Greece

 

Organized by

THE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH UNIT

OF THE

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

(AT.IN.E.R.)

 

Conference Venue: Metropolitan Hotel, 385 Syngrou Ave., 175 64, Athens, Greece

Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (atinerae@atiner.gr)

Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka 

 

 

Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

 

 

 

1.      Dr. Theofilos Theophanides, Head, Environment Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

2.      Dr. Joanna Anastasopoulou, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

3.      Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.

4.      Dr. John Roufagalas, Professor, Troy University, USA & Academic Member, ATINER.

5.      Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Professor, Sam Houston University, USA and Vice-President of ATINER

6.      Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Head, Computer Research Unit, ATINER & Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

7.      Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & International Studies Program Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

8.      Vlasios Oikonomou, Academic Member, ATINER & Researcher, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

9.      Dr. Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Deputy Head, Research Unit of Education, ATINER.

10.  Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER.

 

 


Conference Program

 

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

(The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)

 

08:00-08:30 Registration

08:30-08:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.

Dr. Theophilos Theophanidis, Head, Environment Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

  

 

 

08:40-10:00 SESSION I (Room A): Unused Pharmaceuticals and Disposal of Waste

Chair: Theophanidis, T., Head, Environment Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

 

1.         Gressit, S., Medical Director, DHHS, State of Maine, USA. Response to the Athens Declaration of 2007. United States Official Drug Return Policy Reviewed and Pilot Status, the Case for International Exploration of Unused Pharmaceutical Mail-Based Return and Disposal Programs (Either separately or at this time the Presentation of the Governor of the State of Maine Official Proclamation on Safe Drug Disposal)

2.        Law, F., Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Ecological Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Surface Waters.

3.         Harvey, C., Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, USA & Beck, J., Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, USA & Johnson, W., Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, USA. A Public Policy Question: How Safe is Safe Enough.

 

 

08:40-10:00 SESSION II (Room B): Energy and Fuels I

Chair: Kefalaki, M., Researcher, ATINER.

 

1.       Grigoryev, Y., University of Dundee, U.K. Monetising Russian Gas: a Clean Fuel for Clean Products.

2.       Krenn, C., Project Manager, Stenum Ltd, Austria & Fresner, J., Managing Director, Stenum Ltd, Austria & Meixner, E., Managing Director, Voestalpine Austria Draht. Gtbh, Austria. Improvement of Energy Efficiency in the Steel Industry by Utilization of Low Temperature Waste Heat.

3.       Kwak, S.Y., Ph.D Candidate, Korea University, Korea, Yoo, S.-H., Associate Professor, Hoseo University, Korea & Kwak, S.-J., Professor, Korea University, Korea. Using a Choice Experiment to Measure the Willingness to Pay for Energy-Saving Measures in Residential Buildings.

4.       Aroua M. K., Professor, Departure of Chemical Engineering University of Malaya, Malaysia. CO2 Capture Using Alkanolamine Ionic Liquid Blends.

 

10:00-11:30 SESSION III (Room A): Air Pollution and Air Quality - Analysis

Chair: Law, F., Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

1.         Alfoldy, B., Senior Scientist, KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Hungary. Time Profiling of Urban Air Pollution.

2.         Correa, S., Professor, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Biofuels Non-Criteria Pollutants Emissions and the Effect in Air Quality.

3.         Gornostayev, S., Researcher, University of Oulu, Finland & Harkki, J., Professor, University of Oulu, Finland. Formation of Carbon Microtubes in Metallurgical Processes and their Possible Environmental Impact.

4.         Isaak, J.A., Professor, Fordham University, USA. Art and the Environment.

5.         Leung, Y.-C., Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong, China. Study on the Biogenic VOCs Emissions of Hong Kong.

 

10:00 11:30 SESSION IV (Room B): Energy and Fuels II

Chair: Krenn, C., Project Manager, Stenum Ltd, Austria

1.                      Kwon, J.-S., Ph.D. Student, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. Heat and Moisture Recovery Ventilator for Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality.

2.                      Maleviti, E., Ph.D. Research Student, University of Surey, U.K. Managing Energy Performance in Greek Hotels.

3.                      Meier, H., Ph.D. Student, University of Hamburg, Germany & Rehdanz, K., Assistant Professor, Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. Residential Heating Expenditures in the UK.

4.                      Ozener, O., Researcher, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey & Ozkan M., Assistant Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. Comparıson of Fuel Consumptıon and Emıssıons of an Urban Bus Fuelled wıth Dıesel and Bıodıesel.

5.               Begic, F., Advisor to the General Manager, Public Enterprise Elektroprivreda, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kulic, F., Researcher, Mechanical Engineering Faculty Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through Reconstruction/Revitalization of Thermal Power Plants to Sustainable Development.

6.               Wan Daud, W.M.A., Lecturer, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Kinetic Study on Pyrolysis and Combustion of Palm Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB) by Using TGA Analyses.

 

 

 

 

 

11:30-13:00 SESSION V (Room A): Air Pollution and Air Quality - Analysis

Chair: Isaak, J.A., Professor, Fordham University, USA.

1.         Pugatshova, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Tartu, Estonia, Kikas, U., Professor, University of Tartu, Estonia, Prussel, M., Ph.D. Student, University of Tartu, Estonia, Reinart, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Tartu, Estonia, Tamm, E., Professor, University of Tartu, Estonia & Ulevicius, V., Professor, Environmenta Physics and Chemistry Laboratory, Lithuania. Chemical, Physical And Optical Characteristics Of Aerosol In Baltic Sea Region.

2.         Shimamura, T., Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Japan. Multi element analysis in wet depositions collected in suburban of Tokyo, Japan Trace element and anion species concentrations.

3.         Traversi, D., Researcher, University of Torino, Italy, Degan, R., Technician, University of Torino, Italy, Roberto, D.M., Professor, University of Verona, Italy, Gilli, G., Full Professor, University of Torino, Italy, Pignata, C., Researcher, University of Torino, Italy, Simona, V., Researcher, University of Pavia, Italy & Bono, R., Professor, University of Torino, Italy. Nitro-Compounds Contribution on the Mutagenicity Properties of Pm2.5 Air Pollution in the North Italy.

3.        

11:30 13:00 SESSION VI (Room B): Energy and Fuels II

Chair: Becchis, F., Scientific Director, Fondazione Per LAmbiente T. Fenoglio, Italy.

1.         Ozoguz, B., Researcher, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey & Ozkan, M., Assistant. Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. Modellıng the Effects on Fuel Costs When Farmers Produce theır Own Bıodıesel Fuel.

2.         Sorensen, B., Professor, Roskilde University, Energy, Environment & Climate Group Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Denmark. Mapping Potential Renewable Energy Resources in the Mediterranean Region.

3.         Theinnoi, K., Researcher, The University of Birmingham, U.K. Diesel engine Performance and Emissions for Fischer-Tropsch Diesel Blends and Diesel Fuel: Environmental Perspectives.

4.         Trefry, J., Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, Neff, J., President, Neff & Associates LLC, USA & Hart, A., Science Director and Executive Vice-President, USA. Composition, Fate and Effects, and Management of Produced Water Discharges from Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

5.         Uzun, A., Chairman, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Energy and Environment Research in Mediterranean Countries: A Bibliometric Analysis, 2002-2006.

 

13:00 14:30 Lunch

 

 

13:00 14:30 Lunch

 

 

14:30-16:00 SESSION VII (Room A): Water Treatment and Water Quality

Chair: Shimamura, T., Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Japan.

1.         Beltran, F., Professor, University of Extremadura, Spain, Aguimaco, A., Graduate in Chemistry, University of Extremadura, Spain & Garcia-Araya, J.F., Professor, University of Extremadura, Spain. Sulfametoxazole Removal from Water with Photocatalytic Ozonation.

2.         Boguniewicz, J., Head of the International Relations Office, Opole University of Technology, Poland. Integrating Environmental, Engineering, and Management Factors into Water Quality Study.

3.         Broome, J.E., Reference Librarian, Georgia Southern University Statesboro, USA. Early Warnings: How the Rivers of America Series Blended Science and Literature for Public Consumption.

4.         Huckabay, J., Professor, Central Washington University, USA. The Battle Over Manastash Creek Water Use and Qualitya Case Study of Collaborative Community Policing.

5.         Yang B., Vice Dean, Xian Jiaotong University, China. Multi-Scale Study on the System for producting. Clean Fuel by the Secondary Reactions of GCC Gasoline in a Rising Reactor.

 

 

14:30 16:00 SESSION VIII (Room B): Energy and Fuels

Chair: Sorensen, B., Professor, Roskilde University, Energy, Environment & Climate Group Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Denmark.

1.             Wu, Y., Professor, National Ilan University, Taiwan, Lin, Y., Lecturer, National Ilan University, Taiwan. Combustion Characteristics of Biodiesel derived From Mixture of Vegetable Oils.

2.             Wyszynski, M., Professor, University of Birmingham, U.K.. Emission Performance of FT and Diesel.

3.             Yildiz Bircan, S., Researcher, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey & Yumurtaci, Z., Assistant Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. Damages of Emissions Produced by Power Plants of Turkey, Equivalent of Alternative Energy Resources.

4.             Shlyakhtina, A., Professor, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia & Shcherbakova, L., Professor, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. Study of Bulk and Grain Boundary Conductivity of Ln2.096Hf1.904O6.952 (Ln= Sm, Eu), Gd2Hf2O7 With Disorder In Cationic Sublattice.

5.             Darras, C., Muselli, M., Poggi, P., France. Sizing of a PV/H2 Hybrid System to supply Peak Loads on an Isolated Electrical Grid? A Case Study in Corsica Island (France).

 

 

16:00-17:30 SESSION IX (Room A): Water Treatment and Water Quality

Chair: Boguniewicz, J., Head of the International Relations Office, Opole University of Technology, Poland.

1.         Mita, D.G., Full Professor, Second University of Naples, Italy. The Process of Thermodialysis in Bioremediation of Waters Polluted by Endocrine Disruptors.

2.         Mullens, J., Professor, Keene State College, USA. Dam Removal in the United States: Identifying Barriers to River Restoration.

3.         Santos, C.E., Researcher, UFRPE, PE, Brazil. Use of Saline Waters in a Sodic Soil with Sulfur and Acidithiobacillus.

4.         Schiliro, T., Researcher, University of Torino, Italy, Pignata, C., Researcher, University of Torino, Italy, Traversi, D., Researcher, University of Torino, Italy, Fea, E., Professor, University of Torino, Italy & Gilli, G., Full Professor, University of Torino, Italy. Estrogenic Activity of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant.

5.         Baptista, M., Ph.D. Student, CIIMAR, Portugal, Stoichev, T., CIIMAR, Portugal, Basto, M.C., Lecturer, CIIMAR, Portugal & Vasconcelos, M.T., Lecturer, CIIMAR, Portugal. In Vitro Octylphenol Interaction with Cyanobacteria Microcystis Aeruginosa.

6.         Stamford, T.L.M., Department of Human Nutrition, University Federal Rural of Pernambuco, Brazil. Ethanol Production by Microbial Process Using of Mesquite (Prosopis julifrora SW D.C.)

 

 

16:00 17:30 SESSION X (Room B): Air Pollution and Air Quality Analysis

Chair: Roufagalas, J., Professor, Troy University, USA & Academic Member, ATINER.

1.       Alcantar-Sanchez, K., Ph.D. Student, University of East Anglia, U.K. & Tovey, K., Reader in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, U.K.. Housing Energy Consumption, Social Behaviour and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Holistic Model.

2.      David, E., Associate Professor, National Research Institute of Cryogenics & Isotope Technologies, Roumania. Recovery of CO2 from Flue Gas by PSA Process Using Selective Adsorbents.

3.      Okushima, S., Lecturer, University of Tsukuba, Japan & Tamura, M., Project Researcher, Ibaraki University, Japan. Decomposing Change in Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Japanese Economy.

4.      Tamura, M., Researcher, Ibaraki University, Japan. Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies toward a Sustainable Society: Japans Case.

 

 

 

 

20:00-10:00 GREEK NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

 

 


Friday, May 23rd, 2008

 

 

 

08:30-10:00 SESSION XI (Room A): Water Treatment and Water Quality

Chair: Theophanidis, T., Head, Environment Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

1.        Song, C., Researcher, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea & Lee, Y.H., Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. Water Softening by Electrical Capacitive Deionization Using Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrodes.

2.        Wang, C.W., Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Classification of Some Malaysian Rivers with Special Emphasis on Aquatic Ecological Approach.

3.        Zhao, W., Professor, Chinese Ecosystem Network Research, China. Ecological water requirements in desert oasis-- A Case Study in Heihe River Basin.

 

 

08:30 10:00 SESSION XII (Room B): Agriculture Environmental Politics, Recycling, PAHs

Chair: Hernandez-Armas, J., Full Professor, University of Laguna, Spain.

1.         Ataseven, Y., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey & Olhan, E., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. Integration of Agriculture and Environment Policies: Turkey Examples.

2.         Budin, R., Professor, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia & Bogdanic-Mihelic, A., Professor, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Improved Drying Performance Using Exhaust Heat.

3.         Charkhabi, A.H., Academic Member, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute, Iran, Lamaei, M., Ph.D. Student, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Kalantari, A., Ph.D. Student, Islamic Azad University, Iran & Sahafie, P., Ph.D. Student, Islamic Azad University, Iran. A Survey of Some Physico-Chemical and Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (Pah,S) Contents of Sediments at the Intertial Zone in Northwest of Persian Gulf.

4.         Jang, Y.-C., Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University, Korea & Lee, S., Ph.D. Student, Chungnam National University, Korea. Characterization and Leachability of Coal Bottom Ash for Beneficial Use and Recycling in Korea.

5.         Demirboga, R., Associate Professor, Ataturk University, Turkey. The Engineering Properties of Modified Expanded Polystyrene Aggregate (MEPS) Concretes.

 

 

10:00 11:30 SESSION XIII (Room A): Climate Change / Natural Radionuclides

Chair: Wang, C.W., Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

1.                     Algara Siller, M., Ph.D. Student, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico & Contreras Servin, C., Professor Researcher, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Drought and Climate Change on the Huasteca Region in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

2.                     Becchis, F., Scientific Director, Fondazione Per LAmbiente T. Fenoglio, Italy. Cooling Needs for a Warming World? Economics and Governance of District Cooling.

3.                     Hernandez-Armas, J., Full Professor, University of Laguna, Spain. Total Indicative Dose Due to the Content of Radioactive Traces in Groundwater Samples Collected in Tenerife (Spain). (Friday, 23rd May 2008, morning)

4.                     Alghamdi, A.S., Researcher, Atomic Energy Research Institute, KACST, Saudi Arabia, Aleissa, K., Director, Atomic Energy Research Institute, KACST, Saudi Arabia & Almasoud, F., Researcher, Atomic Energy Research Institute, KACST, Saudi Arabia. Natural Radionuclides Distribution in South Western Red Sea Coasts of Saudi Arabia.

 

10:00 11:30 SESSION XIV (Room B): Agriculture Environmental Politics, Recycling, PAHs

Chair: Zhao, W., Professor, Chinese Ecosystem Network Research, China.

1.       Liu, Z., Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China & Liu, B., Ph.D. Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Some new Insights into Plant Species Adaptations to Sand Movement.

2.       Max, B., Student, Vigo University, Spain. Tartaric Acid Recovery from Distilled Vinification Lees.

3.       Nishter, N.F., Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute. India. Glutaraldehyde Crosslinked Protein Waste for the Removal of Color from Wastewaters.

4.       Rivas, J., Lecturer, University of Extremadura, Spain, Garcia de la Calle, R., Ph.D. Student, University of Extremadura, Spain, Beltran, F., Professor, University of Extremadura, Spain. Gimeno, O., Lecturer, University of Extremadura, Spain. Fentons Treatment of PAHs Contaminated Soils. An Experimental Design.

5.       Turkumen, I., Assistant professor, Ataturk University, Turkey. The Influence of Expanded Perlite, Pumice Aggregate and Air Entraining Agent on the Concrete exposed to the Freezing Thawing Damage.

6.       Barakat, M., Associate Professor, CMRDI Institute, Egypt. Complexation-Ultrafiltration Process for Heavy Metals Removal from Industrial Wastewater

 

 

11:30 13:00 SESSION XV (Room A): Bacteria, Bioconversion and Environmental Health

Chair: Andreeva, D., Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.

1.       Schmidt-Ehrmann, M.J., Ph.D. Student, University Paris I, France. Environment and Epidemic of Dengue and Chikungunya.

2.       Gu, J.D., Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong, China & wang, Y., Ph.D. Student, University of Hong Kong, China. Degradation of the Endocrine-disrupting Dimethyl Phthalate Ester by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae DOS01 Isolated from Deep-Ocean Sediment of South China Sea.

3.       Converti, A., Associate Professor, University of Genoa, Italy, Rivas Torre, B., Researcher, University of Genoa, Italy, Torre, P., Researcher, University of Genoa, Italy & Dominguez, J.M., Professor, Vigo University, Italy. Ferulic Acid to Vanillin Bioconversion of Corn Cobs Hydrolysate by Escherichia coli JM109/pBB1. Effect of Growth Stage on the Bioconversion process.

4.       Dominguez Gonzalez, J.M., Professor, Vigo University, Spain. Alkaline Hydrolysis of Ferulic Acid From the Solid Residue Obtained after Prehydrolysis of Trimming Vine Shoots.

5.       Antonious, G., Principal Investigator, Kentucky State University, USA. Soil Enzyme Activities and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Amended with Sewage Sludge.

6.       Pierrat, C., Ph.D. Student, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. Environment and Malaria in Benin: Assessing a Transmission Risk with Remote Sensing.

 

 

 

11:30 13:00 SESSION XVI (Room B): Agriculture Environmental Politics, Recycling, PAHs

Chair: Nishter, N.F., Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute. India.

1.                      Stamford, N.P., Head & Professor, University of Federal Rural of Pernambuco, Brazil Santos, C., Researcher, University of Federal Rural of Pernambuco, Brazil. Rhizobia and Acidithiobacillus on Attributes of a Brazilian Tableland Soil.

2.                      Vickackaite, V., Professor, Department of Analytical and Environmental Chemist, Vilnius University, Lithuanian State Science and Studies, Lithuania. Liquid Microextraction and Gas Chromatographic Determination of Phthalates.

3.                      Zorer Gedik, G., Associate Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey, Koyun, A., Associate Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey & Yilmaz, T., Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. An Experimental and Numerical Analyze of a Solar Collector.(Friday, May 23rd 2008, noon)

 

 

13:00 14:30 Lunch

 

 

13:00 14:30 Lunch

 

 

14:30 16:00 SESSION XVII (Room A): Metals in the Environment and Catalysis

Chair: Theophanidis, T., Head, Environment Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

1.       Andreeva, D., Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria & Ivanov, I., Ph.D. Student, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgary. Gold Catalysts on Mechanochemically Prepared CeO2/Me2O3 (Me=La, Sm, Gd, Yb) for Pure Hydrogen Production.

2.       Esbri Victor, J.M., Professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Evaluation f Mercury Dispersion from Chlor-Alkati Industries in Spain.

3.       Jurkoniene, S., Professor, Institute of Botany, Lithuania. Use of Plant Microsomal Fraction for Heavy Metal Phytotoxicity Assessment.

4.       Kumi-Boateng, B., Lecturer, University of Mines & Technology, West Africa & Alfred A. D., Lecturer, KNUST, West Africa. Assesing the Spatial Distribution of Arsenic from Goldmine for Environmental Management at Obuasi, Ghana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:30 16:00 SESSION XVIII (Room B): Sustainable Management and Waste Management

Chair: Vickackaite, V., Professor, Department of Analytical and Environmental Chemist, Vilnius University, Lithuanian State Science and Studies, Lithuania.

1.                      Lee, K.-L.-G., Ph.D. Candidate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Benchmarks for Environmentally Sustainable Urban Renewal Model in Hong Kong. (Friday, May 23rd 2008, morning)

2.                      Vazquez, D.A., Researcher, University of Cardiff, U.K. & Dijkshorn, J., Researcher, University of Cardiff, U.K. Waste Management Support for Business in Wales: Perceptions, Gaps and Opportunities.

3.       Vlachou, A-S., Ph.D. Student, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. Precipitation Induced Changes in Particulate Matter 2.5 (Pm 2.5) Concentrations.

4.       Xiarchos, I., Natural Resource Economist, Office of Energy policy and New Uses, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA. Greening the Government: Federal Acquisition Policies.

5.       Raco, B., Researcher, IGG CNR, Italy, Dotsika, E., Researcher, NCSR, Greece, Doveri, M., Researcher, IGG CNR, Italy & Leone, G., Associate Professor, University of Pisa, Italy. Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and European Integration Process: A Cooperation Strategy for a Common Approach to Environmental Monitoring. (Friday, May 23rd 2008)

 

 

16:00 17:30 SESSION XIX (Room A): Metals in the Environment and Catalysis

Chair: Esbri Victor, J.M., Professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

1.       Garty, J., Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Three Decades of Biomonitoring Airborne Pb in a Rural Environment Using the Epiphytic Lichen Ramalina lacera.

2.       Gillman, G., Honorary Fellow, CSIRO Australia. Controlling the Distribution and Movement of Ionic Species in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems.

3.       Ilieva-Gencheva, L., Associate Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, Andreeva, D., Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria & Venezia, A.M., Professor, Instituto per lo Studio DeiMateriali Nanostructurati, CNR, Palermo, Italy. Gold Catalysts Supported on Ceria Modified by La, Sm and Gd for NO Reduction by CO.

4.       Mautz, B., Professor, University of New Hampshire, USA & Mautz, S., Psychoeducational Consultant & Counselor, USA. Are we missing the Boat in our Environmental Science Courses?

 

 

16:00 17:30 SESSION XX (Room B): Air Pollution and Air Quality Analysis

Chair: Vazquez, D.A., Researcher, University of Cardiff, U.K.

1.       Liu, C.-H., Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, China. Investigation of Air Pollutant Short Circuit in High-Rise Naturally Ventilated Residential Buildings. (Friday, May 23rd 2008)

2.       Heo, J.Y., Presenting and Corresponding Author, Department of Economics Korea University, Korea. Comparing Consumers Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Non-GM Bean-Curd Using a Contingent Valuation Approach.

3.       Fedotov, P., Researcher, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia & Maryutina, T., Researcher, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. Potential of Using Countercurrent Chromatography and Related Techniques in the Analysis of Complex Environmental Samples.

4.       Bernatoniene, J., Professor, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania & Civinskiene, G., Professor, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania. Antioxidant Activity of Aqueous and Ethanolic Hawthorn (Crataegus) Extract.

5.      Rodriguez Pleguezuelo, C.R., Researcher, IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Spain, Duran Zuazo, V.H., Researcher, IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Spain, Martin Peinado, F.J., Researcher, University of Granada, Spain, Franco Tarifa, D., Director, Finca Experimental El Zahori Ayuntamiento de Almunecar, Spain, Martinez Raya, A., Researcher, IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Spain & Francia Martinez, J.R., Researcher, IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Spain. Mitigation of the Environmental Impact of Erosion in the Taluses of Subtropical Orhard Terraces by Plant Covers (SE, Spain).

17:30 18:30 SESSION XXI (Room A): Metals in the Environment and Catalysis

Chair: Garty, J., Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

1.       Trunfio, G., Ph.D. Student, University of Messina, Italy, Negro, J., Ph.D. Student, University of Messina, Italy, Spadaro, L., Researcher, Instituto CNR-ITAE, Italy & Arena, F., Professor, University of Messina, Italy. Recent Advances in Catalysts Development for the Wet Oxidation of Phenol with air/Oxygen (CWO) at Low Temperature.

2.       Lopez Berdonces, M.A., Ph.D. Student, EUPA Almaden, Spain. Long Term Monitoring of Mercury in the Atmosphere Using Ramalina Lichens.

3.       Mao, I.-F., Professor, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan. Distribution of Alkylphenol for Environmental Media at Manufacturing and Processing Factories in Taiwan.

 

 

17:30 18:30 SESSION XXII (Room B): Bacterial in Environmental health

Chair: Vlaservich, L., Researcher, University of Brighton, Applied Geo Chemistry and Hydrogeology, United Kingdom.

1.       Caravanos, J., Associate Professor, Hunter College of City University of New York, USA & Fuller, R., President, Blacksmith Institute.Environmental Impact of Unregulated Used Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Facilities in Urban Areas: Case studies and Public Health Implications.

2.       Kalevitch, M., Associate Dean, Robert Morris University, USA & Refeli, V., Consultant, Biomost, Inc, USA. Bacterial and Mineral Content in Fabricated Soils.

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3.       Vidal, M.C., Professor, University Technological National, Argentina & Sabatini, M., Professor, University Technological National, Argentina. A Zoning Prescriptive Tool Based on a Quantitative Method.

4.       Zhang, Y.-J., Ph.D. Candidate, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China & Wei, Y.-M., Ph.D. Supervisor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The Time-varying impact of Stock Market Risk on oil Price Returns: An Empirical Analysis based on State Space Model.

 

 

 

 

 

20:00-21:00 DINNER

 

Place:

 


Saturday, May 24th, 2008

08:30 Bus Departure from Conference Hotel

Tour and lunch in a Greek Tavern

16:30 Return to Conference Hotel

 

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch)
07:55 Bus Departure from Conference Hotel (Confirm Exact Time and Place during registration)

20:30 Return to Conference Hotel