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Best Paper Awards 2015

Seven best paper awards were assigned during the Symposium and delivered to recipients in occasion of the Gala Dinner.

Best Chinese Paper Award
In occasion of the nomination of China as Sardinia 2015 Special Guest Country, an award was given to the best paper by a Chinese author.
Winner: "Estimation of volatile compounds emissions from the working face of large anaerobic landfills in China", by Y. Liu, H. Wang and D. Li (CN).

John Pacey Award
Award for the best paper on landfill gas management
In memory of Professor John Pacey, who has recently passed away. Professor Pacey took part in our Symposia several times and won the "A Life for Waste Award" in 2005 for his great experience in landfill geotechnical work, with specific focus on landfill gas and lining evolutions.
Winner: "Regulating landfills using measured methane emissions: a UK perspective", by M. Bourn, R. Robinson and F. Innocenti (UK).

Luigi Mendia Award
Award for the best paper on waste management policy
In memory of Professor Luigi Mendia, University of Naples, one of the firts scientists to begin the research in the field of sanitary engineering in Italy.
Winner: "Policy mix in deposit­-refund systems", by D. Numata (JP).

Kriton Curi Award
Award for the best paper on developing country waste management issues
In memory of Professor Kriton Kuri, Bogazici University, Istanbul, one of the main international experts in appropriate technologies for waste management in developing countries.
Winner: "Environmental information system about the situation of urban solid waste within the Mexican municipalities", by G. Garcìa, D. Castro-Frontana (MX).

Giovanni Bozzini Award
Best Italian paper award
In memory of Professor Giovanni Bozzini, University of Pavia, one of the Italian pioneers in the waste management research.
Winner: "Production of a new fertilizer from compost, organic farm residues and biochar", by A. Dall’ Ara, S. Serranti, G. Bonifazi, L. Billi, A. Trella, C. G. Izquierdo  (IT).

Alberto Rozzi Award
Award for the best paper on biological treatment
In memory of Alberto Rozzi, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Milan, one of international leading researchers on anaerobic digestion.
Winner: "Temporal variation in bacterial communities of full-scale thermophilic anaerobic digester treating food waste-recycling wastewater", by J. Lee, T. Koo, S.G. Shin, B. Hwang, S. Hwang (KR).

Best Poster Award
A poster presentation is a high effective medium for a direct communication with all interested delegates on specific topics. Posters are evaluated on the base of the quality of the contents reported and the quality of visual presention itself.
Winner: "Comparison of unwillingness we feel to act recycle-friendly actions in PET bottle disposal and real action ratios", by Q. H. Jiang, S. Suzuki, F. Takahashi (JP).