We would like to thank you very much for your high interest in the big IWA conference we are organizing. You can download the final agenda from here. The welcome cocktail will take place on 14th September. The Gala Dinner will take place on 15th September. A technical tour will take place on 17th September. A visit to Acropolis Museum has been organized for the afternoon of 17th September (with extra cost), while different alternatives for excursions (with extra cost) will be available on 17th & 18th September.

Conference Agenda

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Day 1 - Wednesday 14 September 2016

14:00 - 15:00



Aegli Zappiou Olympia Halls III - IV 

15:00 - 16:00

Opening session
Chairs: A. Andreadakis, D. Mamais, S. Malamis

16:00 - 16:30

Invited speech - Multi-purpose rainwater harvesting, David Butler

16:30 - 17:00

Invited speech - Wastewater management of the 21st century: issues for the design of small treatment facilities, George Tchobanoglous

17:00 - 17:30

Invited speech - Source separated sanitation, ready for practice! Grietje Zeeman

17:30 - 18:00

Invited speech - Past and future for small water and wastewater systems, Hallvard Ødegaard


Golden Sponsor AKTOR SA

18:20 - 19:00

Poster Session

19:00 - 21:30

Welcome Cocktail

Day 2 - Thursday 15 September 2016

7:30 - 8:30



Aegli Zappiou Olympia Halls III-IV


Plenary talks
Chairs: C. Noutsopoulos, N. Petroulias, G. Tchobanoglous


Plenary speech - Urban sanitation technology development and reinvent the toilet challenge in China, Zifu Li


Plenary speech - Extension of the SMART-Plant concept to small wastewater treatment plants, Francesco Fatone


Plenary speech - The role of treatment wetlands in resource oriented, small sanitation systems,   Fabio Masi


Welcome from the IWA President Diane d’Arras


Coffee break


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: D.A. Reckhow, A. Zouboulis

Olympia Hall III
Chairs: H. Ødegaard Th. Wintgens 

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: G. Zeeman, A. Heistad     

Privé Room
Chairs:, J. Oleszkiewicz; F. Fatone

10:15 - 13:15

Parallel Session 1
Small Scale and Decentralized Water Treatment and Management 

Parallel Session 2
Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Management 

Parallel Session 3
Resources-oriented Sanitation

Parallel Session 4
Nutrient Removal/Recovery

10:15 - 10:30

Biological ion exchange for NOM removal – unforeseen synergies
H. Wray, M. Schulz, J. Winter, P.R. Bérubé, B. Barbeau, W. Bayless (Canada)

Small scale wastewater treatment systems in Austria – Situation, trends and developments
N. Weissenbacher, G. Langergraber (Austria)

WaterHub @ NEST: a living lab to test innovative wastewater treatment solutions
B. Etter, A. Wittmer, B.J. Ward, K.M. Udert, L. Strande, T. Larsen, E. Morgenroth (Switzerland)

Use of marine macroalgae for the treatment of municipal wastewaters and biomass production for animal feed
S. Qiu, S. Ge, P. Champagne (Canada)

10:30 - 10:45

Onsite defluoridation system for drinking water treatment using calcium carbonate
E. Y. Wong, M.K. Stenstrom (USA)

Greywater characteristics and loadings – treatment to promote reuse
C. Noutsopoulos, A. Andreadakis, N. Kouris, D. Charchousi, P. Mendrinou, A. Galani, I. Mantziaras (Greece)

Methods for stabilizing and concentrating human urine for use as a fertilizer
M. A. Boncz, E. L. Formagini, F.X.C. Arima, P. L. Paulo (Brazil)

Removal of carbon and nutrients from wastewater in a moving bed membrane biofilm reactor: the influence of the sludge retention time
G. Mannina, M. Capodici, A. Cosenza, D. Di Trapani (Italy)

10:45 - 11:00

An evaluation of water treatment technologies for sustainable rural communities
D.J. Blackwood, J.M. O'Keefe, D.J. Gilmour, R.F. Falconer (UK)


Development of integrated reactor systems for the PV-o powered treatment of domestic wastewater without discharge to the environment

M.R. Hoffmann (USA)

Thermal treatment as a method to reduce storage volume and inhibit decomposition of urea in human urine
Z. Li, Y. Li, X. Zhou (China)

Nitrogen removal during the treatment of wastewater and landfill leachate in a biological aerated filter
G.D. Jojoa-Unigarro, S. González-Martínez (Mexico)

11:00 - 11:15

Innovative water treatment with the vertical ecosystem for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in tourist facilities
J. Kisser, H. Gattringer, A. Zraunig, M. Radtke (Austria)

Decentralized two stage vertical flow constructed wetland system for single household
A. Yadav, F. Chazarenc, S. Mutnuri (India, France)

Evaluation of a composting toilet prototype for people in slum area in Indonesia
R. Ito, M. Tanie, K. Ushijima, D. Nilawati, J. Triastuti, N. Sintawardani N. Funamizu (Japan)

For how long can soil successfully remove P from wastewater? assessment of a 150 year old ’ land infiltration system in the UK
M. del Mar Batista Seguí, S. Tyrrel, T. Hess, D. Knaggs (UK)

11:15 -11:30

Microbiological safety of a small water distribution system: is E. coli a suitable indicator during a severe drought?
A.M.M.B. Lopes, P. Meynet, P.P.G. Garcia, S.A.V. Costa, R. Davenport, D. Werner, C.R. Mota Filho (Brazil)

Small communities decentralized wastewater treatment: assessment of technological sustainability

A.G. Capodaglio, A. Callegari, D. Cecconet, S. Daneshgar (Italy)

Decentralised black water treatment with combined auto-thermal aerobic digestion and ammonia – a pilot study optimising treatment capacity
A. Nordin, D. Goettert, B. Vinnerås (Sweden)

Microalgae as the solution for nutrients recovery from black water: pilot scale study
G.H.R. Silva, N. Andriessen, I. Hameleers, T.V. Fernandes (Brazil, Netherlands)

11:30 - 11:45

Continuous flow process of Cr(VI) removal from drinking water through reduction onto FeOOH by ISRs
E. Kaprara, F. Pinakidou, E.C. Palioura, A.I. Zouboulis, M. Mitrakas (Greece)

Optimization of combined UASB and continuous-flow SBR system for sludge reduction and biogas production
A. Elawwad (Egypt)

Combining the production of renewable energy with innovative urban drainage systems - The KREIS Project
J. Londong, T. Wätzel, Th. Giese (Germany)

Understanding the role of Tetrasphaera in enhanced biological phosphorus removal
N. Rey, M. Badia, A. Guisasola, J.A. Baeza (Spain)

11:45 - 12:00

Field trial of fluoride removal by phosphoric acid-crushed limestone treatment

R.K. Dutta, S. Gogoi, A. J. Borah, R. Mohan, S.K. Nath (India)

Impact of UV radiation dose, suspended solids and organic matter on its efficiency to remove pathogens from greywater
A. Gross, D. Ferrando Chaves, Y. Alfiya, Y. Gilboa, E. Friedler (Israel)

Hygiene considerations during the collection, storage and processing of source-separated urine into a marketable fertilizer
H.N. Bischel, S. Schindelholtz, M. Schoger, T. Kohn (Switzerland)

Simultaneous calcium phosphate granules and methane recovery from black water
J.R. Cunha, T. Tervahauta, R.D. van der Weijden, L.L. Hernández, G. Zeeman, C.J.N. Buisman (Netherlands)

12:00 - 12:15

Biological hexavalent chromium removal from contaminated groundwater
E. Panousi, D. Mamais, C. Noutsopoulos  (Greece)

Full scale MET-assisted biofilters for urban wastewater treatment: The H2020 iMETland project
A. Esteve-Nuñez, J.J. Salas (Spain)

Science in urine handling and utilization
M. Han, S. Hashemi, T. Kim (Republic of Korea)

Treatment of phosphorus and bacteria in filters used for on-site sanitation in cold climate
I. Herrmann, A. Hedström, M. Viklander (Sweden)


Small scale system dynamic management for flooding control
Y. Abou Rjeily, O. Abbas, M. Sadek, I. Shahrour, F. Hage Chehade (France)

Novel graphene-based photocatalyst glass coating for organic removal under solar light
S. Yu, R.D. Webster, Y. Zhou, X. Yan (Singapore)

Growth of bacteria in treated greywater in the context of blue diversion autarky toilet
M. Nguyen, L. Allemann, C. Ziemba, O. Larive, E. Morgenroth, T. Julian (Switzerland)

Optimized phosphorus removal technology for small-scale wastewater treatment by combining metallurgical slags
M. Zuo, G. Renman, J.P. Gustafsson (Sweden)


Comparing iron and sand mixed media, iron coated sand and conventional media slow sand filters for arsenic removal from groundwater
A. Tolsma, K.M. Śmiech, T. Kovács, R. Bekius, V. Dalbosco, K. Yasadi, L. Groendijk, L.L.F. Agostinho (Netherlands, Brazil)

Biodiesel production from granular sludge fed with sugar-containing wastewater
A.J. Li, M.X. Li, X.M. Jiang (China)

Nutrients recovery of source separated urine by forward osmosis and a pilot scale resources-oriented sanitation system
Y. Xu, L. Zhou, Q. Jia (China)

Improvement of phosphorus removal by calcium addition in the iron electrocoagulation process
I. Mishima, M. Hama, Y. Tabata, J. Nakajima (Japan)


Bromate detection in bromine disinfected cooling water and removal with the use of granular activated carbon
F.A. Megalopoulos, M.T. Ochsenkuehn-Petropoulou (Greece)


Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of accumulated solids in horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands
T. Carballeira, I. Ruiz, M. Soto (Spain)

A novel approachfor stabilizing fresh urine by calcium hydroxide addition
D.G. Randall, M. Krähenbühl, I. Köpping, T.A. Larsen, K.M. Udert (Switzerland)

Adsorption of phosphate from aqueous solution using filter cake for urban wastewater treatment
G. Abebe, B. Lemma (Ethiopia)

13:00 - 13:15

Metal-organic framework/α-alumina composite with novel geometry for enhanced adsorptive separation

C. Wang, M. Lee, X. Liu, B. Wang, J.P. Chen, K. Li (UK)

Characterising different sources of grey water for reuse in hotel facilities
N. Atanasova, G. Buttiglieri, J. Comas, M. Poch, I.R. Roda (Spain)

Source separation: how ready in the Swedish wastewater sector for technology transition?
J.R. McConville, E. Kvarnström, H. Jönsson, E. Kärrman (Sweden)

Nitrification-denitrification of raw municipal wastewater without recirculation, using encapsulated microbial systems
P. Gikas (Greece)

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch break and poster session

Meeting of the Specialist Group of Small Water and Wastewater Systems   


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: P. Bérubé, E. Smeti

Olympia Hall III
M.A. Deshusses, E. Katsou

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: C.L. Bianchi, A. M. T. Mata

Privé Room
Chairs: P. Gikas, A. L. Eusebi

14:15 - 16:30

Parallel Session 5
Small Scale and Decentralized Water Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 6
Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 7

Parallel Session 8
Water Reuse 

14:15 - 14:30

Incorporating ferrate oxidation into small drinking water systems
D.A. Reckhow, Y. Jiang, J.E. Goodwill, J.C. Cunningham, X.D. Mai, J.E. Tobiason (USA)

Smart city sewer system monitoring for better characterization and management
O. Abbas, Y. Abou Rejeily, I. Shahrour (France)

Danish BAT for hospital wastewater treatment - Full scale treatment of hospital wastewater consisting of MBR, GAC and ozone
U. Nielsen, P.E. Jørgensen, M.M. Klausen, B.M. Pedersen, J. Søholm, J. Tuerk (Denmark)

Transformations of organic carbon in three greywater recycling systems employing different post-treatments
C. Ziemba, O. Larivé, E. Morgenroth (Switzerland)

14:30 - 14:45

Sustainable water supply and sewerage services for small towns in Vietnam
O.M. Keski-Saari (Vietnam)

The use of computational fluid dynamics to select outlet system configuration in biosand filters
A.C. Berbert, R.A. de Almeida, R.V. de P. Rezende, S.R. Lautenschlager (Brazil)

Real-time control of micropollutant removal from secondary effluent by ozonation
M. Chys, W.T.M. Audenaert, A. Marchi, M. Weemaes, H. Van Langenhove, I. Nopens, K. Demeestere, S.W.H. Van Hulle (Belgium)

Advances in European water reuse

Th. Wintgens, R. Hochstrat (Switzerland)

14:45 - 15:00

Evolution of urban waste- and storm-water management through the centuries focusing on Hellenic civilizations
A.N. Angelakis (Greece)

Small scale electrochemical disinfection system with specially coated electrodes
C. Sousa, K. Smiech, A. W. Jeremiasse, L.L.F. Agostinho (Netherlands)

Improved photocatalytic and disinfection efficiency of 2D BiOCl modified by Ag nanoparticles
W.Y. Zhu, X.L. Yan, Y. Zhou (Singapore)

Operation of a small scale
SMBRe system for wastewater reuse
K. Azis, Ch. Vardalachakis, P. Melidis, S. Ntougias (Greece)

15:00 - 15:15

Synthesis and application of iron oxide nanoparticles for household level water treatment
Prathna TC, S. Kumar Sharma, M. Kennedy  (Netherlands)

Assessing factors affecting the reduction of phosphorus and faecal microbes in wastewater by decentralised treatment systems
J.C. Akunna, J. O’Keeffe, L. May, R. Allan (UK)

Triclosan degradation by electro-Fenton process using electrolytic unit with titanium electrodes

J. Pérko, H.C.B. Hansen, T. Weidlich (Czech Republic, Denmark)

Wastewater reclamation in India: from policy to execution
K.S. Naik, M.K. Stenstrom (USA)

15:15 - 15:30

Nanofiltration for safe drinking water in underdeveloped regions – a feasibility study
S. Ramaswami, Z.N. Ahmad, M. Slesina, J. Behrendt, R. Otterpohl (Germany)

Effect of aeration rate on the performance of a novel nonwoven flat plate bioreactor
S.A. García-González, A. Durán-Moreno (Mexico)

Use of suspended and attached growth wastewater treatment systems for the removal of benzotriazoles and benzothiazoles
A.A. Mazioti, A. Taka, E. Chroni, A.S. Stasinakis, N.S. Thomaidis, H.R. Andersen (Greece, Denmark)

Creating an enabling environment for WR&R implementation
P-M. Stathatou, E. Kampragou, H. Grigoropoulou, D. Assimacopoulos, C. Karavitis, J. Gironás (Greece)

15:30 – 15:45

Communal rainwater cisterns of the British rule on Paxos, Greece
G.P. Antoniou (Greece)

Fabric filters integrated with ZECU system for sewage treatment in small communities
G.B. Bayoumi, A.S. El-Gendy, T.I.M. Sabry, M. Saad (Egypt)

Removal of pharmaceuticals from municipal wastewater by aerated submerged attached growth reactors
Y. Flores, P. Mijaylova (Mexico)

Domestic wastewater characterization by emission source
C. Boutin, C. Eme (France)

15:45 - 16:00

Enabling water and sanitation safety planning in rural communities
C. Wendland, M. Samwel-Mantingh, B. Mihaylova, M. Isacu, N. Dokovska (Germany, Romania, FYROM)

A Monte-Carlo based method for the identification of potential sewer mining locations
I. K. Tsoukalas, C.K. Makropoulos, S.N. Michas (Greece)

The influence factors of phenol wastewater treatment using presulfate activated by FeO

B. Wang, J. Li, L. Fang (China)

Promoting on-site urban wastewater reuse through MBR-RO treatment
A. Plevri, D. Mamais, C. Noutsopoulos, C. Makropoulos, A. Andreadakis, K. Ripis, E. Smeti (Greece)

16:00 - 16:15

Effect of chitosan based Al species on coagulation performance and ultrafiltration characteristics under different pH conditions
W. Wang, Q. Yue, B. Gao, Sh. Zao, R. Li (China)

Serving the unserved: a sustainable sanitary system to serve the remote and deprived hamlets
B.T. Hassan, A. El-Gendy (Egypt)

Variation in removal efficiency of micropollutants in on-site sewage facilities studied using target and non-target analysis
P.L. Andersson, K. Blum, J. Fick, L. Ahrens, M. Gros, K. Wiberg, B. Björlenius, G. Renman, W. Zhang, P. Haglund (Sweden)

Comparative LCSA of decentralization of wastewater treatment for non-potable urban reuse

T. Opher, A. Shapira, E. Friedler (Israel)

16:15 - 16:30

Rainwater harvesting for wildlife, a case study: Urmia Lake's Islands 
J. Tabatabaee Yazdi (Iran)

The evaluation of technologies for small, new design, wastewater treatment systems
G. McNamara, L. Fitzsimons, E. Doherty, E. Clifford, Y. Delaure (Ireland)

Investigating the viability and performance of the pilot scale fly ash/lime filter tower for onsite greywater treatment
S. Nondlazi, N. Ngqwala, B. Zuma, R. Tandlich  (South Africa) 

Heavy metal transfer to Beta vulgaris L., under soil pollution and wastewater reuse
D. Papaioannou, I.K. Kalavrouziotis, P.H. Koukoulakis, P. Psoma, F. Papadopoulos (Greece)

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break 


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: J. Baeza, P. Ker Rault

Olympia Hall III
Chairs: F. Masi, D. Blackwood

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: K. Moustakas, G. Mancini 

Privé Room
Chairs: J. Londong, A. Angelakis

17:00 - 18:30

Parallel Session 9
Nutrient Removal/Recovery

Parallel Session 10
Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 11
Sludge Management

Parallel Session 12
Case Studies on Small Water and Wastewater Systems

17:00 - 17:15

Ion exchange/anammox process for nitrogen removal from wastewater
D. Smith (USA) 

Interlinkages between operational conditions and direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in a moving bed membrane biofilm reactor
G. Mannina, M. Capodici, A. Cosenza, D. Di Trapani (Italy)

A neighbourhood treatment system for faecal sludge using supercritical water oxidation
M.A. Deshusses, K. Jooss, J.M. Abelleira-Pereira, D. Hendry, A. Miller, K.S. Duba, A. Busick, W. Jacoby (USA)

The control of small and medium size public wastewater treatment plants in Veneto region (North Italy): general situation, critical issues and case studies
M. Ostoich, F. Serena, L. A. Pozzobon, L. Tomiato (Italy)

17:15 - 17:30

Embedding constructed wetland in sequencing batch reactor for enhancing nutrients removal
R. Liu, Y. Zhao (Ireland)

Characteristics of microbial community structure in MBRs with different aeration rates

Y. Tian, L. Duan, Y. Song  (China)

A combined reed bed freezing bed technology for septage treatment and reuse in cold climate regions

C. Kinsley, K. Kennedy, A. Crolla (Canada)


Comparative performance between two decentralized wastewater treatment plants in pilot scale for treating low strength wastewater
J.A. Silva, A. Sarti, G.H.R. Silva (Brazil, Netherlands)

17:30 - 17:45

Pressurized hydrogenotrophic denitrification reactor for small water systems
R. Epsztein, M. Beliavski, S. Tarre, M. Green (Israel)

Disinfection performance in wastewater stabilization ponds in cold climate conditions: a case study in Nunavut, Canada
L. Liu, A. MacDougall, G. Hall, P. Champagne (Canada)


Novel co-valorisation of sewage and marine dredged sludges:

preliminary bench scale results


A.L. Eusebi, M. Spinelli, P. Battistoni, A. Dell’Anno, L. Rocchetti, F. Beolchini (Italy)


Case study: pilot plant for nitrate removal in groundwater using ion exchange and biophysical treatment of the recirculating regenerant
S. Tarre, M. Beliavski and M. Green (Israel)

17:45 - 18:00

Evaluating step-feed for enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) in tropical climate
S. Nan, Z. Yan (Singapore)

Treatment performance of practical-scale down-flow hanging sponge reactor using sixth-generation hard sponge media
T. Okubo, A. Iguchi, M. Takahashi, K. Kubota, S. Uemura, H. Harada (Japan)

Real time monitoring of sludge rheology during gas injection
V.V. Bobade, J.Ch. Baudez, G. Evans, N. Eshtiaghi (Australia, France)

Decentral drinking water and wastewater treatment at ‘De Ceuvel’ in Amsterdam
E. Klaversma, K. Roest, P. Smeets, T. van den Brand, H. Cortial (Netherlands)

18:00 - 18:15

Basic oxygen furnace steel slag and apatite for sustainable phosphorus removal at small wastewater treatment plants
N. Fonseca, E. Germain-Cripps, G. Dotro, B. Jefferson (UK)

Application of nano zero valent iron coated granular activated carbon for pathogen inactivation in septic tank effluent
T. Koottatep, W. Tassanasuwan, K. Fakkaew, C. Polprasert (Thailand)

Faecal sludge treatment and utilization by hydrothermal carbonization
K. Fakkaew, T. Koottatep, C. Polprasert (Thailand)

Decentralized sanitation systems for the southern Ecuadorian Andes, assessment and challenges

A. Alvarado, A Galarza, G. Pauta, J. García Zumalacarregu (Ecuador)

18:15 - 18:30

A novel approach describing struvite crystal aggregation and granulation in the fluidized bed for phosphorus recovery from swine wastewater
Z.-L. Ye, Y. Deng, X. Ye, J. Wu, S. Chen (China)

Determination of active biomass in activated sludge of different STPs in India
M. Asfar, R. Zahid Gaur, S. Shakeel Afsar, A. Ali Khan, A. Ali Khan, B. Diamantis, B. Lew, A.A. Kazmi (Israel, India, Greece)

The fate of Helminth eggs during the co-composting of faecal sludge with chicken feathers and market waste
M. Manga, B. E. Evans, M. A. Camargo-Valero, N. J. Horan (UK)

Asset management, water quality and leakage control of small water systems: the case of Nicosia Cyprus

P. Theodoulides, M.G. Antoniou, S. Fotiou, K. Tornaritou, P. Kolovopoulos (Cyprus)

20:30 - 00:00

Gala Dinner

Day 3 - Friday 16 September 2016


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: K. Udert, A. Brito 

Olympia Hall III
Chairs: E. Friedler, C. Vialle

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: S. Van Hulle; M.R. Hoffmann

Privé Room
Chairs: M.K. Stenstrom,  A. Nordin

8:30 - 10:45

Parallel Session 13
Resource Recovery

Parallel Session 14
Economic and Environmental Assessment Tools

Parallel Session 15

Parallel Session 16
Case Studies on Small Water and Wastewater Systems

8:30 - 8:45

Development of a new microalgae-based wastewater treatment and reuse system with bioenergy production
S. de La Rochebrochard, C. Narváez, J. Vázquez, C.A. Aragón (France, Spain)

Water Framework Directive: A reductionist implementation of a systems directive
N. Voulvoulis, K. Arpon, T. Giakoumis (UK)

Screening of different types on-site sewage facilities - treatment function and potential for removing micropollutants
W. Zhang, G. Renman (Sweden)

Energy audit methodology and key performance parameters (KPI) in small wastewater treatment plants
B. M. D’Antoni, S. Longo, E. Akkersdijk, L. Stefani, E. Parelli, F. Fatone (Italy, Spain, Germany)

8:45 - 9:00

Valorisation of cellulosic sludge by fermentation process: VFAs production and phosphorus recovery
D. Crutchik, N. Frison, A. Mattioli, F. Fatone (Italy)

Life cycle assessment of small and decentralized wastewater treatment plants
C.S. Laspidou, A. Leka, M.P. Papadopoulou (Greece)

Micro-sized TiO2 as photoactive catalyst coated on industrial porcelain grès tiles in water drug photodegradation
C.L. Bianchi, B. Sacchi, C. Pirola, G. Cerrato, S. Morandi, V. Capucci (Italy)

A holistic and participatory information system for rural water and sanitation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean
D. Requejo, R. Giné, O. Flores, and A. Pérez-Foguet (Spain)

9:00 - 9:15

Production and in-situ use of biogas in a UASB reactor treating chocolate-industry wastewater under psychrophilic conditions
S. Alcaraz-Ibarra, M. Esparza-Soto, M. Lucero-Chávez, C. Fall (Mexico)

Environmental impact of source separation systems for blackwater, greywater and food waste in the H+ urban renewal project, Sweden
H. Kjerstadius, A. Bernstad Saraiva, J. Spångberg, Å.Davidsson (Sweden)

Advanced oxidation for aromatic amine mineralization after aerobic granular sludge treatment of an azo dye containing wastewater
A.M.T. Mata, N.D. Lourenço, H.M. Pinheiro (Portugal)

Cryptosporidium and Giardia removal in small water treatment systems
J.E. Ongerth, P. Karanis (Australia, China)

9:15 - 9:30

Polyhydroxyalkanoates production using the liquid fraction of hydrolysed municipal organic waste
A. Martín-Ryals, A. Chavarrio-Colmenares, R. Paniagua, I. Fernandez, J. Dosta, J. Mata-Álvarez (Spain, USA)

Spatial analysis and environmental effects of decentralized water reuse systems
O. Kavvada, J.R. Stokes, K. L. Nelson, T.P. Hendrickson, W. Eisenstein, A. Horvath (USA)

The advanced treatment of wastewater containing tetracycline resistance genes by Fenton oxidation process
P. Zeng, M. Liao, Y.Liu, J.K. Zhang, Y. H. Song, R.X. Liu (China)

Systematic evaluation of centralized versus decentralized wastewater systems at different connection rates: a case study for a Ukrainian small town
B. Helm, C. Karpf, M. Roestel, P. Krebs (Germany)

9:30 - 9:45

Performance of air-cathode stacked microbial fuel cells systems for wastewater treatment and electricity production
E.B. Estrada-Arriaga, Y. Guillen-Alonso, C. Morales-Morales, L.A. Pliego-Sánchez, L. García-Sánchez, E.O. Bahena-Bahenaban, O. Pérez Guadarrama (Mexico)

Analysis of cash transfer programming and market based approaches to achieve water, sanitation and hygiene promotion outcomes in humanitarian response
S. Martin-Simpson, E. Katsou, J. Parkinson (UK)

Micro-polluted source water treatment at low temperature by activated carbon filter biologically enhanced with heterotrophic nitrifying bacteria
W. Li, W. Qin, X. Gong, X. Huang, F. Cui, J. Nan, P. Wang (China)

Sustainable small wastewater systems in Central and Eastern Europe: Case study Slovenia
D. Istenič, I. Ameršek, A. Hercog, R. Müller, T. Griessler (Slovenia, Slovakia)

9:45 - 10:00

Advances in wastewater treatment by combined microbial fuel cell-membrane bioreactor
G. Ray, G. Dhar Bhowmick, M.M. Ghangrekar, A. Mitra (India)

Reuse-oriented decentralized wastewater and sewage sludge treatment for rural settlements in Brazil: A costs-benefit analysis
J.A. Cardona, O.C. Segovia, S. Böttger, N.A. Medellin, L. Cavallo, I.E. Ribeiro, S. Schlüter (Germany, Mexico, Brazil)

Organic micropollutants in the water cycle of a Euro-Mediterranean resort: occurrence and perspectives of decentralised water reuse
G. Buttiglieri, G. Ferrero, Y. Ekowati, M. Petrovic, C. Perez, I. Rodriguez-Roda (Spain, Netherlands)

Assessment of 32 decentralized wastewater treatment systems in the rural area of Cuenca, Ecuador
A. Alvarado, J. Larriva, E. Sanchez, D. Idroya, F.J. Cisneros (Ecuador)

10:00 - 10:15

Studies into design and operation of microbial fuel cells using oxygen gas diffusion electrodes
A.-L. Schneider, H. Schell, S. Hild, K.-M. Mangold, A. Tiehm (Gemany)

Characteristics and performance of small and medium wastewater treatment plants in Greece
E. Gavalakis, P. Poulou, A. Tzimas (Greece)

Performance evaluation of selected plants and iron rich media for removal of PPCPs from wastewater in constructed wetlands 
T. Koottatep, S. K. Chapagain, V.H.N. Phong, A. Panuvatvanich, C. Polprasert (Thailand)

Small-scale Wastewater Treatment Systems & Reuse Studies in Oman
M. Ahmed, M. Baawain, S.A. Al-Jabri, A. Al-Busaidi, S. Al-Lawati, B.S. Choudri (Oman)

10:15 - 10:30

Demonstration of suburban sewage pre-concentration by enhanced membrane coagulation reactor (E-MCR) for organic matter recovery: a pilot study

Z. Jin, H. Gong, K. Wang (China)

Environmental consequences of including food waste management in agricultural biogas production
L. Lijó, S. González-García, J. Bacenetti, M. Fiala, M.T. Moreira (Spain, Italy)

Metronidazole in a UV/TiO2 photocatalytic system: fate, removal and mineralization
N. Neghi, M. Kumar (India)

Case study: integration of new sanitation technologies into current wastewater infrastructures exemplified by the treatment plant for education and research at the University of Stuttgart
C.G. Morandi, S. Wasielewski, R. Minke, H. Steinmetz (Germany)


Microalgae biomass growth and lipid production using primary treated wastewater
E.F. Barkonikou, A.F. Aravantinou, I.D. Manariotis (Greece)

A cultural perceptive in the participative valuation of ecosystem services of aquatic ecosystems across Europe: from Evrotas (Greece) to the Broads (UK)
P. A. Ker Rault, J. Luttik, E. Kalogianni, N. Voulvoulis (Netherlands, UK, Greece)

Occurence of pharmaceuticals of different therapeutic classes in surface waters
Ch. I. Cosma, D.A. Lambropoulou, T.A. Albanis (Greece)

Case study of full scale treatment plant for wastewater from train washing system
M. Ghimpusan, G.D. Nechifor, A.C. Nechifor, P. Passeri (Italy, Romania)


Coffee break


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: P. Champagne, M. Papadopoulou

Olympia Hall III
Chairs: F. Chazarenc, T. Griessler Bulc

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: M. Esparza-Soto, P. Andersson

Privé Room
Chairs: J. Akunna, S. Tarre

11:15 - 13:00

Parallel Session 17
Small Scale and Decentralized Water Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 18
Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 19
Anaerobic Treatment

Parallel Session 20
Nutrient Removal/Recovery

11:15 - 11:30

Evaluating water purification at household level in India
B. Aumeier, X. Jiang, S. Djeljadini, P. Smeets, S. Yüce, C. Kazner, M. Wessling (Germany)

Minimisation of sequencing batch reactor volume by optimisation of the hydraulic and solids retention time
A. A. Rasheed, D. Dionisi (UK)

Control of dissolved CH4 in a UASB reactor effluent from municipal wastewater treatment
A. Huete, D. de los Cobos, T. Gomez-Borraz, J.M Morgan-Sagastume, A. Noyola (Mexico)

Application of metakaolin geopolymer for ammonium removal in small-scale wastewater treatment systems
T. Luukkonen, K. Věžníková, E–T. Tolonen, H. Runtti, J. Yliniemi, T. Hu, K. Kemppainen, U. Lassi (Finland)

11:30 - 11:45

Preventing maritime transport of pathogens - the remarkable antimicrobial properties of Ag supported catalysts for ships ballast water disinfection
Ch.P. Theologides, S. P. Theofilou, B.K. Constantinou, C.N. Costa (Cyprus)

Treatment and reuse of wastewater using surface and subsurface wetlands
L. Al-Hadidi, M. Dukah, M. Shatanawi (Jordan)

Efficient biogas production with small WWTP using co-fermentation
P. Hartwig, K. Passiou (Germany)

Influence of temperature on MBBR denitrification for advanced nitrogen removal of wastewater treatment plant effluent
H.Y. Wang, K. Liu, Q.Y. Hang, Q. Yuan, M.J. Ma, C.M. Li (China)

11:45 - 12:00

Experimental and theoretical approach of a multi-stage membrane distillation system
P. Boutikos, E.Sh. Mohamed, E. Mathioulakis, V. Belessiotis (Greece)

Application of powdered activated carbon (PAC) for membrane fouling control in a pilot-scale MBR system
A.I. Zouboulis, P.K. Gkotsis, D.X. Zamboulis, M.M. Mitrakas (Greece)

Start-up of a decentralized pilot plant for the anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater
L. Fröba, M. Vega, F. Groß, A. Delgado (Germany)

Applying micro-bubble diffusion in a hydrogenotrophic
denitrification reactor to remove nitrate from groundwater
R. Eamrat, Y. Tsutsumi, T. Kamei, W. Khanitchaidecha, F. Kazama (Japan)

12:00 - 12:15

Unstructured post construction support under structured local governance: evidences from rural drinking water service delivery
V. Kurian Baby, P.K. Kurian (India)

Effect of different bypass rates in hybrid vertical-horizontal flow constructed wetlandstreating synthetic and real municipal wastewater
O.G. Gonzalo, I. Ruiz, M. Soto (Spain)

Impact of HRT and temperature on an anaerobic moving bed biofilm reactor treating brewery wastewater
A. di Biase, T. R. Devlin, J. A. Oleszkiewicz (Canada)

Cost-efficient phosphorus removal in rural WWTPs
M. Cramer, T. Koegst, J. Tranckner (Germany)

12:15 - 12:30

Passive membranes for drinking water treatment in small and remote communities
N. Khadem, P. Oka, P.R. Bérubé (Canada)

Treatment of edible-olives production industries wastewater by the active clay sediments processr
P. Gikas (Greece)

Feasibility of UASB-septic tank for high strength municipal wastewater treatment in Mexico City
A L. Santiago-Díaz, I.D. Barceló-Quintal, M.L. Salazar-Peláez (Mexico)

Continuous versus batch contacting for nutrient removal from human urine upon processing with clinoptilolite-II: an appraisal of possible system dimensions and costs
A. D. Allar-Emek, B. Beler-Baykal (Turkey)

12:30 - 12:45

Water management as traced in the fountains of Ancient Corinth settlement during the Ottoman times
E.I. Kanetaki (Greece)

A modified constructed wetland system for grey water treatment and reuse

J.B. Silva, P.J.A Oliveira, M.A. Boncz, P.L. Paulo (Brazil)

Impacts of blackwater co-digestion upon biogas production in pilot-scale UASB and CSTR reactors
S. Wasielewski, C.G. Morandi, K. Mouarkech, R. Minke, H. Steinmetz

Nutrients removal from anaerobic effluent with Chlorella vulgaris
A.Cerón-Vivas, J.C. Serrano, M.P. Villamizar, A.M. Ardila, Y. Gamarra (Colombia)

12:45 - 13:00

 Development of prototype system for the
treatment of brackish water coupled with a hybrid renewable energy
M. Loizidou, K.J. Haralambous, C. Lytras, Y. Al Aitan (Greece, Jordan)

European market for decentralized waste water  systems
E. Dorgeloh, D. Verschitz (Germany)

Treatment of poultry slaughterhouse wastewater using a static granular bed reactor (SGBR) coupled with Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane
M. Basitere, Z. Rinquest, M. Njoya, M.S Sheldon, S.K.O, Ntwampe, D. De Jager (South Africa)

Electrochemical stripping to recover nitrogen from urine 
W.A. Tarpeh, K.L. Nelson (USA) 


Lunch break and Poster Session

Meeting of the Specialist Group of Resources-Oriented Sanitation (Olympia Hall III)  


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: P.L. Paulo, Z. Li  

Olympia Hall III
Chairs: M. Loizidou, E. Gavalakis

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: A. Noyola; P. Hartwig

Privé Room
Chairs: A. Hedström, G. Mannina

14:00 - 17:00

Parallel Session 21
Resources-oriented sanitation

Parallel Session 22
Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 23
Anaerobic Treatment

Parallel Session 24
Nutrient Removal/Recovery

14:00 - 14:15

Onsite faecal sludge treatment with the anaerobic digestion pasteurization latrine
A.A. Forbis-Stokes, P. O’Meara, W. Mugo, G. Simiyu, M.A. Deshusses (USA, Kenya)

Anaerobic/aerobic (AnMBR/AMBR) membrane bioreactor treatment for textile wastewater
S.I. Bouhadjar, J. Hoinkis, F. Galiano, A. Figoli, M. Djennad (Germany, Italy, Algeria)

AnMBR technologies (CSTR and UASB type) for winery wastewater treatment at low temperatures
N. Basset, E. De Arana-Sarabia, C. Vidal, A. Coll, I. Fernández, J. Dosta, J. Mata-Álvarez (Spain, Italy)

Hydrolysed urine concentration by forward osmosis: numerical modelling of water flux and nutrient concentration
B.C.W. Nikiema, R. Ito, G. Mokhtar, N. Funamizu (Japan)

14:15 – 14:30

The Autarky toilet – a modular approach for integrated on-site treatment of wastewater, urine and faeces through stream separation at the source
S. Enssle, K. M. Udert (Switzerland)

Use of horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands with recirculation as post-treatment of UASB reactor effluent
L.S. Ferreira, P.E.S Chinelis, D.V Vich, L.V dos Santos, L.M. Queiroz (Brazil)

An integrated approach to biogas production and phosphorus recovery from waste activated sludge: effect of temperature
X.L. Liu, M.M. Wang, C. Song, Y.H. Song, R.X. Liu, X.J. Hu, X.Y. Liu (China)

Influence of the sludge age on phosphorus concentration
I. Johanidesová, T. Fuka, I. Růžičková, M. Pečenka, D. Vejmelková, M. Studničková, J. Wanner (Czech Republic)

14:30 - 14:45

A comparison of the design criteria of on-site treatment systems available on the French market
V. Dubois, C. Boutin (France)

Transition of water infrastructure systems
K. Maier, J. Londong (Germany)

Fouling membrane in an anaerobic membrane bioreactor treating municipal wastewater treatment 
A. Cerón-Vivas, A. Noyola (Colombia)

Distinctive denitrifying capabilities leads to different N2O production in dPAO and dGAO cultures
A. Ribera-Guardia, R. Marques, C. Arangio, M. Carvalheira, A. Oehmen, M. Pijuan (Spain)

14:45 - 15:00

Sao Tome and Principe innovative resource recovery approach to sanitation: lessons learned and the way forward
A.J. Mendes, A.G. Brito, J. Lima, S. Quaresma, C. Diogo, G. Ramos, C. Jesus (Portugal)

CFD simulation for improving performance of conventional septic tanks
T. Pussayanavin, T. Koottatep, N. Phoocharoen, A. Panuvatvanich, R. Eamrat,  C. Polprasert (Thailand)

Anaerobic digestion of liquid products following hydrothermal carbonisation of sewage sludge, with different reaction conditions
E. Nyktari, A. Wheatley, E. Danso-Boateng, R. Holdich (UK)

A novel ZVI assembled anammox reactor for strengthening anammox process to adapt extreme circumstance
L.F. Ren, S.Q. Ni (China)

15:00 - 15:15

Benefits of source separating sanitation in terms of energy and nutrient recovery
D. Todt, M. Eshetu, A. Heistad (Norway)

Improving the parameter identifiability of a watershed scale wastewater infiltration model
B. Helm, X. Gu, P. Krebs (Germany)

Effect of temperature on treating low strength wastewater in an anaerobic immobilized bio-plates reactor
P. H. Wu, C. Y. Tien, C. F. Lin

Performance of reactive slag filter for high concentration phosphorous removal from aqueous solutions
K.H. Kang, H.G. Kim, T.J. Park, I.G. Byun (Republic of Korea)

15:15 - 15:30

Why China Needs “Toilet Revolution”?
S. Cheng, M. Zhao, X. Zhou, Z. Li, X. Zhou, H-P, Mang (China)

Fingerprinting of small point discharges and the impact on receiving waters
S. Richards, E. Paterson, P.J.A. Withers, M. Stutter (UK)

Fertilizer effect of UASB (55oC) effluent with limestone as fixed bed treating vinasse on deveopment of Brachiaria Brizantha cv. Xaraés

L.G.F. Gregio, J.B. de Azevedo, F.J.C. Magalhães Filho, A.S. de Paiva, D. de O. Guilherme, M.P. Cereda (Brazil)

Hybrid adsorption and biological treatment system (HABiTS) for enhanced nitrogen removal in onsite wastewater treatment systems
L.C. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, K.A. Payne, M.A. Trotz, D.L. Anderson, S.J. Ergas (USA)

15:30 - 15:45

Principal component analysis of raw domestic sewage
A. Breton, C. Vialle, C. Albasi, M. Montrejaud-Vignoles, C. Vignoles, P. Gallien, C. Sablayrolles (France)

Constructed wetland systems according to new German guideline DWA A-262
H. Rustige, J. Nowak (Germany)

Effectiveness of a desorption chamber for the removal of dissolved gases from anaerobic effluents
R.M. Glória, C.L. Souza, C.A.L. Chernicharo, M.E.A. do Carmo, P.V.O. Silva (Brazil)

Inhibition of encapsulated nitrite oxidizing bacteria by short time exposure to hydroxylamine
I. Johanidesová, P. Kelbich, A. Benáková, B. Uličník, O. Škorvan, R. Stloukal, J. Wanner (Czech Republic)

15:45 - 16:00

Performance study of biofilter system for onsite greywater treatment at cottages and small households
M. Eshetu, D. Todt, F. Ejigu, A. Heistad

Tequila vinasses treatment with Basidiomycetes fungi
A. Alvillo-Rivera, M. Garzón-Zúniga, E. Estrada-Arriaga, M. Esperanza-Ramirez, G. Buelna, G. Diaz-Godinez (Mexico)

Performance assessment of combination of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor and high rate algal pond for complete sewage treatment
P. Chatterjee, S.C. Jain, C. Maity, M. M. Ghangrekar, A. Real, C. A. Aragon, I. Martin, J.J. Salas

Evaluation of passive reduction of salts and nitrate from greenhouse effluent by planted bioreactors
S. Fatehi Pouladi, B. C. Anderson, B. Wootton, L. Rozema (Canada) 


From waste to resource: eco-toilet as a novel resource oriented sanitation practice

S. Hashemi, M. Han, T. Kim (Republic of Korea)


Sorption of metals on biologically waste material
L. Rozumová, P. Kůs, I. Šafařík (Czech Republic)


Technological improvements in compact UASB/SBTF systems for decentralized sewage treatment in developing countries
T.B. Ribeiro, E.M.F Brandt, C.A. Díaz, P.G.S. Almeida, C.A.L. Chernicharo (Brazil)


16:15 - 16:45

Coffee Break


Olympia Hall I
Chairs: T. Albanis, M. Mitrakas

Olympia Hall III
Chairs: A.G. Capodaglio, I. Herrmann

Olympia Hall IV
Chairs: P. Melidis, A. Gross

Privé Room
Chairs: N. Voulvoulis, C. Boutin

16:45 - 18:30

Parallel Session 25

Parallel Session 26
Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Management

Parallel Session 27
Wastewater Treatment and  Reuse

Parallel Session 28
Environmental and Economic Assessment / Legislation / Social Issues

16:45 - 17:00

Removal of cytostatic drugs by UV, UV/H2O2 and UV/persulfate: process optimization and cost comparison
T.-T. Lim, Y. Zhang, J. Zhang, Y. Xiao, V. W.C. Chang (Singapore)

Urine concentration by forward osmosis process
T. Maeda, B. Nikiema, C. Wind-Yam, G. Mokhtar, R. Ito, N. Funamizu (Japan)

Reuse possibilities in view of the existing legislation in Greece
A. Andreadakis, D. Mamais, C. Noutsopoulos, S. Malamis (Greece)

Supporting policy action to improve small-scale water supply and sanitation systems: situation assessment and collection of tools and good practices from the WHO European Region 
B. Rickert, E. Shinee, O. Schmoll, D. Jovanovic, M. Samwel (Germany, Serbia)

17:00 - 17:15

Development and validation of an extraction method for commonly used antidepressants from wastewater samples
J. Trontelj, A. Klančar, R. Roškar, A. Kristl (Slovenia)

The all-gas process: reaching energy self-sufficiency in small WWTPs
R. Cano, I. de Godos, M. Fernandez, E. Lara, F. Rogalla, Z. Arbib (Spain)

Criteria and operational guidelines to increase wastewaters recovery in islands and rural areas
G. Mancini, L. Consentino, G. Signorello, A. Luciano, D. Fino (Italy)

A comparison of drivers behind implementation of source separation systems in three urban pilot areas in Northern Europe
H. Kjerstadius, A.-K. Skambraks, M. Meier, M. Wuttke, T. Giese, Å. Davidsson (Sweden, Germany)

17:15 - 17:30

Partition behaviour and fate of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
R.X. Liu, J.Y. Tian, B. Li, X.X. Gong, Y.Y. Liu (China)

Effect of flux in a membrane SBR (MSBR) treating the liquid fraction of manure
O. Sözüdoğru, V.Vasilaki, O. Komesli, T. Massara, S. Komesli, E. Katsou
(Turkey, UK)

Effect of the dosage of ferroferric oxide on batch anaerobic treatment of high strength synthetic wastewater
Q. Yin, Z. Hu, Y. Sun, B. Li, G. Wu (China)

Meeting cultural and water quality objectives for greywater treatment with a wetland and advanced infiltration zone
J. Sukias, R. Stott, C.C. Tanner, J. Nagels (New Zealand)

17:30 - 17:45

Demonstration testing of a system for the high speed monitoring of the radioactive concentration of wastewater in situ
H. Fukui, H. Oota, H. Hirano, T. Hatano, H. Saito (Japan)

Physicochemical treatment of light grey water: An experimental study using membrane filtration

E. Giresunlu, E. Soyer, B. Beler-Baykal (Turkey)

Current situation of treated wastewater reuse in golf courses in Marrakech (Morocco): problems and solutions
H. Benlouali, M.C Harrouni,  M. Fallah, A. Hirich, R. Choukr-Allah (Morocco, United Arab Emirates)

Environmental assessment of alternative treatment configurations for wastewater and domestic organic waste
L. Lijó, M.T.Moreira, E. Katsou, S. Malamis, S. González-García (Spain, UK, Greece)

17:45 - 18:00

Degradation of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) by indigenous isolate Acinetobacter sp.
J.M. Xu, X.Q. Li, Q.H. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, H. Shim (China)

Turning black into green: ecosystem services from treated wastewater
E. Rozos, I.K. Tsoukalas, C. Makropoulos (Greece)

 Efficiency concept under stochastic consideration of water value in irrigated agriculture land in Crete, Greece
M. Elhag (Saudi Arabia)

Comparison of pupils´ acceptance of conventional and ecological sanitation in rural schools
C. Wendland, F. Jorritsma, S. Herbst, I. Wienpahl (Germany, Netherlands)

18:00 - 18:15

Inhibitory effects of polar and non-polar organic substances on activated sludge activity
V. Inglezakis, A. Kudarova, D. Tarassov, A. Jetybayeva, Y. Myngtay, D. Zhalmuratova (Kazakhstan)

 Modified cesspool system with upflow sludge tank and low-cost photobioreator
N. Surinkul, Th. Koottatep, C. Chaiwong, T. Singhopon (Thailand)

Assessment of multiplex real-time PCR against direct immunofluorescence and nested PCRs for the detection of Giardia, Cryptosporidium and Entamoeba histolytica in sewage
C.M. Vassalos, A. Charlett, E. Vassalou, A. Biba, G. Dounias, G. Tzanakaki, A. Mavridou, G. Spanakos (Greece)


Environmental assessment of an EBPR-SBR devoted to small populations
A. Real, A.M. Garcia-Martinez J.R. Pidre, M.D. Coello, C. A. Aragon (Spain)

18:15 - 18:30


Decentralized wastewater treatment using textile filters: the Hellenic experience
E.G. Dialynas (Greece)

Coagulation efficiency and floc structural characteristics of ferrum-polymer dual-coagulant for treatment of synthetic dyes wastewater
R. Li, B. Gao, Q. Yue, H. Zheng (China)

Steps towards implementing decentralized rural sanitation solutions: An institutional assessment of the Brazilian sanitation sector
K. Kreter, J. A. Cardona (Germany)

18:30 - 19:00

Closing Session

Day 4 - Saturday 17th September 2016

9:00 - 18:00

Technical tour sponsored by EYDAP SA to the Water Treatment Plant of Aspropyrgos and to the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Psyttalia
Presentation of H2020 projects SMART-PLANT, INTCATCH, C-FOOT-CTRL


Visit to the Acropolis Museum


Poster number





Y. Chen, Z. Yan

The effect of temperature on VFA production and composition treating mixed sludge



L. Lv, W. Li, W. Qin 

Start-up procedures and hydraulic characteristics of an innovative controlled double circle anaerobic reactor for treating traditional Chinese medicine wastewater 



M. P. Kavvalakis, E.-G. Dialynas, G.E. Dialynas

Advanced treatment of laundry wastewater with coagulation and flocculation



E. El. Bestawy, R. Aburokba

Efficiency of Pseudomonas stutzeri strain M15-10-3 in the treatment of leather tanning industrial wastewater using gravel biofilm system



J. Huang, Y. Gao, C. Fu, Z. Cheng, J. Chen

Removal in two-stage anaerobic sequential batch reactor with starch as a primary electron donor



X. Yang, J. Zhang, G. Xu

Tetracycline adsorption onto ferric activated sludge-based adsorbent derived from biological sludge



H.Kjerstadius, E. Kärrman, M.Hagman, Å.Davidsson

Economic analysis of source separation systems for blackwater, greywater and food waste in the H+ urban renewal project, Sweden



K. Hii, R. Parthasarathy, S. Baroutian, D. Gapes, N. Eshtiaghi

Thermal hydrolysis of secondary sewage sludge and viscosity decrease

Australia, New Zealand


S. Malamis, C. Vlachas, M. Giannakou 

Application of a microbial fuel cell to treat municipal and industrial sewage for every recovery 



J. Lu, Y. Ji

Formation of halogenated disinfection by-products in sulphate radical based oxidation processes



E. El-Bestawy, R. Kashmeri

Enhanced treatment of contaminated domestic wastewater using bacterial consortium biofilm



E. Kholoma, G. Renman, A. Renman

Fortification of sand filters - An alternative technique of enhancing wastewater treatment efficacy



S. Malamis, R. Klepetsani, C. Noutsopoulos, D. Mamais, A. Andreadakis, E. Katsou

Removal of phosphorus from secondary effluents and sludge reject water using chemically modified zeolite

Greece, UK


Y. Sun, Q. Yin, B. Li, G. Wu

Effect of nitrite on nitrous oxide generation and emission during denitrifying phosphorus removal



H. Chu, X. Sun, X. Zhou, Y. Zhang

Extraction method of EPS from the bio-enhanced PAC mixed liquor for municipal wastewater treatment



Z. Shen, W. Zhang, Y. Zhang

Nanoscale zero-valent iron supported on mesoporous silica: Characterization and reactivity for Ni(II) removal from aqueous solution



G. Tevi, M. Vasilescu, F. Grigore Rădulescu

Decision Making Support Tool for Small Scale Water Supply located in Nitrates Vulnerable Zones



J.T. Guimarães, A.L.M. Souza, A. I.S. Brígida, D.B. Luiz, E.F.M. Mesquita

Quantification and characterization of effluents from seafood processing industry aiming reuse and water management: a pilot study



Y. Liu, Y. X. Chi

Synthesis of SiO2-Coated magnetic nanoparticles as a new adsorbent for the removal of nickel ion from aqueous solution



J. Tabatabaee Yazdi

Floodwater Harvesting for Improving Dryland Agriculture



M. García- Martínez, I.D. Barcelo- Quintal, U.J. Lopez-Chuken, L.J. Osornio-Berthet, J.C. Beltrán-Rocha

Efficiency of wastewater treatment by a pilot lagoon system with screens and camber curves



S. Jaffar Abdulkhaliq, P. Padmavathiamma, M. Ahmed, H. Agrama

Effect of sewage sludge compost in enhancing the growth of grasses in phytoremediation of diesel contaminated soil



V. Karayannis, K. Moustakas, A. Vatalis, A. Domopoulou

A comprehensive overview of microwave-assisted oxidation of industrial wastewaters



D. Istenič, G. Bozic, C.A. Arias, T. Griessler Bulc

Zero-discharge wastewater treatment system for biomass production



M.F. Ortiz-Sánchez, G. Cuevas-Rodríguez

Wastewater treatment plant suitable for a dwelling



P. Mueller, R. Mischitz, D. Hoellen, K.P. Sedlazeck, L.M. Krois, T. Olbrich

Zero-valent iron for heavy metal recovery from wastewaters



L.A.O. Melgaço, B.O. Ferreira, J.C. Araújo, C.A.L. Chernicharo, C.R. Mota Filho

An integrated system for biogas generation and recovery of nutrients from food waste: a possible resources-oriented option for rural towns



C. Wendland, F. Jorritsma, A. Choitonbaeva

Sustainable Sanitation and Energy for Improved Living Conditions in Rural Areas of Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

Germany, Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan


A. K. Anggraini, A. Silva, S. Fuchs

Slow sand filtration performance; a systematic investigation on the influence of Uniformity Coefficient (Cu)



I. A. B. Mariano, P. T. Vargas, R. C. Cavalcanti, F.J.C. Magalhães Filho

WTS’ SILT incorporation in mortar production



A. O. Granja, P. M. Sanches, R. C. Cavalcanti, F.J.C.Magalhães Filho

Financial viability of the greywater reuse in single-family homes



H.S. Souza, M.A. Boncz, P.L. Paulo

Willingness to pay for, and economic feasibility of a household greywater treatment system



Y. Li, H.-B. Li

A review of the fate of nitrogen in the subsurface wastewater infiltration system in treating secondary effluent



W. Zhou, Z. Huang, C. Sun, H. Zhao, Y. Zhang

Enhanced phosphorus removal from wastewater by growing deep-sea bacteria combined with basic oxygen furnace slag



J. Zhang, Q. Yue, C. Xia, P. Zhao, B. Gao, H. Yu

The study of Na2SiO3 as conditioner used to deep dewater the urban sewage dewatered sludge by filter press



M. Garrigó, I. Fernández, J. Dosta, J. Mata-Álvarez

Energy valorisation of  polyethylene glycol (PEG) rich industrial wastewater by OFMSW anaerobic co-digestion



L. Zeghadnia, S. Dairi, A, Guebaili, N. Rezqui, Y. Djebbar

Design method for high efficiency of flow in circular pipes



S. Hashemi, M. Han, T. Kim

Optimizing fertilizing characteristics of stored human urine

Republic of Korea


P. Patil, O. Ghosh, H. Jeswani

Sustainable industrial waste water management for an industrial development cooperation in Thane, Maharashtra



X. Wen, G. Fang

Prediction of total nitrogen in Gucheng Lake using artificial neural networks combined with factor correlation analysis



G. Moussavi, S. Shokohian, K. Naddafi

High-rate biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in a H2O2-induced bioreactor using the peroxidase-mediated process



K. Plotěný, M. Došek, M. Holba

Combination of conventional and non-conventional technologies for wastewater treatment

Czech Republic


A.-L. Schneider, S. Tisler, H. Schell , T. Matthee, B. Behrendt-Fryda,  A. Tiehm

Electrochemical oxidation of iodinated X-ray contrast media by boron-doped diamond electrodes



N. Yilmaz, M. Elhag, U. Yasar

Consideration of phytoplankton diversity and water quality of Anamur (Dragon) Stream, Turkey

Turkey, Saudi Arabia


G. Mannina, M. Capodici, A. Cosenza, D. Di Trapani

Nitrous oxide emssions from a moving bed membrane biofilm reactor: the effect of the sludge retention time



R. Zahid Gaur, S. Suthar

Anaerobic co-digestion of duckweed (Lemna Gibba) and waste activated sludge

India, Greece, Israel


S. Wasielewski, C. Morandi, R. Minke, H. Steinmetz

Ammonium recovery by ion exchange from effluents of anaerobic blackwater co-digestion and struvite precipitation reactors



A. Klančar, J. Trontelj, R. Roškar

Development of multi-residue analysis of pharmaceuticals in water samples by stir-bar sorptive extraction using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry



M. Manga, B. E. Evans, M. A. Camargo-Valero, N. J. Horan

Nitrogen evolution during co-composting of faecal sludge with chicken feathers and market waste

UK, Colombia, Uganda


Y. Zhang, L. Yang, X. Zhou, Z. Shen

Influence of operating parameters on ammonia nitrogen removal from micro-polluted water by Electro-coagulation-flotation with aluminium electrodes



T.M. Massara, A. Guisasola, E. Katsou, J.A. Baeza

Integration of all denitrification steps and N2O production in the ASM2d model

UK, Spain


E. Kaprara, K. Kalaitzidou, A.I. Zouboulis, M. Mitrakas

Evaluation by continuous flow configuration of inorganic adsorbents qualified for Cr(VI) removal through batch experiments



F. Serena, M. Ostoich, C. Zacchello, L. Falletti, M. Zambon, L. Tomiato

The quality of discharges of public wastewater treatment plants and the Sludge Biotic Index for activated sludge: integrative assessment



A. Domopoulou, K. Moustakas, P. Kremezis, S. Stavridou, V. Karayannis

Valorisation of industrial by-products as coagulants in wastewater treatment



Y. Liu, P. F. Dai, X. W. Li, Y. Zhu

Synthesis and application of surface-modified NiFe nanoparticles as a new magnetic nano adsorbent for the removal of nickel ion from aqueous solution



A. Montazeri, K.A. Vaghefi, M.R. Mohebbi, S. Oktaie

Protecting water resources by implementation water safety plans



P. Gikas, E. Ranieri, D. Sougioultzis, M. Farazaki, H. Marakas, G. Tchobanoglous

Alternative sewers for decentralized wastewater treatment systems: state of the art and application at Eretria town, Greece

Greece, Italy, USA


E.H.W Leung

Situational report on decentralized wastewater treatment for households in rural areas in Hong Kong



I. Yu, H. Kim, S. Jeong

Analysis on natural disaster risk based on flood, snow and wind damages

Republic of Korea


S. Guida, F. Chazarenc

Increasing phosphorus removal from wastewater using a new reactive material



D.M. Rani, S. Tiwari, A. Talati, B. Srinivasan

A critical review of monitoring approaches in anaerobic and aerobic systems: application to anaerobic system in India’s largest dairy company




P. Gago-Ferrero, L. Ahrens, M. Gros, K. M. Blum, P. Haglund, G. Renman, P. L. Andersson, K. Wiberg

Evaluation of the efficiency of on-site sewage facilities in the removal of micropollutants and assessment of the impact of their effluents in the receiving aquatic ecosystem



A. Sotiropoulos, N. Kalogiannis, K. Moustakas, S. Vakalis, D. Malamis

Qualitative and quantitative characteristics of wastewater derived from household bio-waste drying technique using the drum-drying method

Italy, Greece


S. Vakalis, K. Moustakas, S. Malamis, A. Sotiropoulos, D. Malamis 

Assessing the removal of heavy metals in wastewater treatment plants by means of chemical exergy

Greece, Italy


Y. Gao, X.Z. Wang, J.X. Fu, Z. Zong, M. Q. Sun 

Microflocculation-ultrafiltration hybrid process for high-turbidity drinking water treatment of Dahuofang Reservoir



L. Lintzos, K. Chatzikonstantinou, N. Tzamtzis, S. Malamis

Influence of the backwash cleaning water temperature on themembrane performance in a pilot SMBR unit



G. Pavlidis, V.A. Tsihrintzis, H. Karasali, D. Alexakis

In situ control of agrochemical pollution in combined tree-crop systems



A. Andrianopoulos, C. Noutsopoulos, D. Mamais, S. Malamis

A modified ASM1 for nitritation/denitritation for the treatment of sludge reject water in a sequencing batch reactor



Paper Submissions

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Important deadlines

10 October 2015 First call for papers
20 November 2015 Second call for papers
9 February 2016 Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts
30 March 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance
30 June 2016 Early bird registration ends
6 September 2016 Extended Deadline for submission of papers
29 August 2016 Extended Deadline for authors to register

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Keynote Speakers

Professor George Tchobanoglous

University of California, Davis, USA 

Professor Grietje Zeeman

Wageningen University, Netherlands

Professor David Butler

University of Exeter, UK

Prof. Hallvard Ødegaard

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Plenary Speakers

Professor Zifu Li

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Dr Fabio Masi


Professor Francesco Fatone

University of Verona