Workshop: Research on blue technologies

SESSION G3 / / 09:00 - 10:40
Workshop: Research on blue technologies
Chair / Presidente: R. Cossu (IT)

Leachate management represents one of the main problem in landfill sustainability. The complex treatment processes which have been used so far might result too expensive and not always affordable (e.g.in developing countries). The interest for developing innovative sustainable leachate management techniques is growing worldwide favouring the application of concepts such as the Blue economy one. This concept, introduced by Gunter Pauli in 2009, aims to find solutions inspired by Nature, trying to move from environmental problems to opportunities for business and innovation. Blue technologies should be simple, cost-effective and should allow to recover viable resources in terms of energy and material. Objective of the Workshop is to discuss the practical feasibility of the concept and related issues.

Introductory lectures:

F. Garbo, M. C. Lavagnolo, R. Cossu (IT)
Unconventional leachate treatment: the use of energy crops

V. Grossule, R. Cossu, M. C. Lavagnolo (IT)
Larvae adaptability to leachate environment: potential treatment options

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break