Wastes 2015 Full papers in Scopus e EI

In the 2015 edition of WASTES all full papers accepted were included in the book entitled Selected papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, published by CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group.

As announced previously, this book was submitted for indexing in several online databases and is now available in Scopus and EI, where all full papers included can be acceded


.:: conference photos here ::


In the 2015 edition of WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities all the Full papers accepted were included in the book published by CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group, proposed to Scopus and Thomson Reuters for indexing. The book can now be bought in the CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group online shops.



Wastes 2015 - Final Program



14 September 2015


15 September 2015


16 September 2015


Useful informations



The conference will take place in the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo.

Avenida do Atlântico, 4900-348 Viana do Castelo/Portugal; GPS: N 41º 41' 36'' W 8º 50' 48''



LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities. Lipor has developed an integrated strategy for the recovery, treatment and confinement of MW, based on three main areas: Multi-material Recovery, Organic Recovery and Energy Recovery.

RESULIMA - Valorização e Tratamento de Resíduos Sólidos, S.A., is the concessionaire of the Multi Municipal System (SMM) of Sorting, Selective Collection, Assessment and Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste in Vale do Lima and Baixo Cávado.



Welcome reception (14 Sept 19h:00) - S. Domingos Church
The Church of Santa Cruz of the São Domingos Convent was built during the XVI century (1566-1576)

Gala Dinner (15 Sept 20h.00): Quinta da Presa
Located in Viana do Castelo the Quinta da Presa is a space of excellence for holding different events and services as private parties or business meetings. It has stunning views of Viana do Castelo, the river Lima, the mountain of Santa Luzia and the sea.
(Rua da Presa 73 Meadela, Portugal. GPS: 41°42'42.4"N 8°48'25.0"W)

Gil Eannes Ship Museum Visit 14, 15 and 16 Sept.
The Hospital-Ship Gil Eannes was built in Viana do Castelo shipyards and began operating as an hospital ship in 1955, particularly in support of the Portuguese cod fishing fleet in Greenland. With the deactivation off the cod fleet, the ship was rotting on the Lisbon docks until, in 1998, it was bought by Fundação Gil Eannes. Once cleaned and restored, it was opened to the public as museum space taking as cultural attractiveness pole of Viana do Castelo.


Best paper award "Professor Rosário Oliveira"

The Organizing and the Scientific Committees will award the "Professor Rosário Oliveira" prize to the best paper presented at the Wastes 2015.


Important instructions to the authors

Parallel sessions: please allow 15 min for presentation + 3 min for discussion.
The authors should attend the session room 5 min before the beginning of the session.




• Antonis Mavropoulos
CEO of D-WASTE and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
• David Robert Newman
President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
• Luisa Barbieri
Associate Professor, Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia



On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to welcome you to the 3rd edition of the International Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities.

This year WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities is associated with the 9th International Technical Conference on Waste and both events will take place in the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, between 14 and 16 of September, a joint organization of CVR (Centre for Waste Valorisation) and APESB (Portuguese Association of Sanitary and Environment Engineering), national Member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

In fact, in 2015, participants will have the opportunity to experience both conferences, choosing sessions according with their interests, either in a more academic or technical perspective. Only one registration is required to attend both events


    Co-Chair   Co-Chair
Cândida Vilarinho   Fernando Castro  

Mário Russo

These events expect to bring together experts from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, offering state of the art knowledge and sharing experiences. Discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes will be carefully addressed. The development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies to improve corporate environmental performance, the understanding of how industry activities impact on the environment and the options analysis for its improvement are key objectives of these conferences.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in September 2015, in the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo.


Sincerely yours,

Cândida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro and Mário Russo



The following full papers presented in the 2013 edition of the conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities are being reviewed for a publication in a Supplemental Issue of Waste Management.


  • R. Saiz Rubio, M.T. García-Ares, R. Verde, F.Macías-García, M. Bao and F. Macías - Production of biochar from agricultural wastes and determination of their properties. - Instituto de Investigaciones Tecnológicas - USC Santiago de Compostela – Spain

  • E.M. Iannicelli Zubiani, C. Cristiani, G. Dotelli, P. Gallo Stampino, I. Bengo, M. Masi and R. Pelosato - Rare earths separation from weee by synthetic polymers modified clays. - Politecnico di Milano – Italy

  • I.C. Kantarli, A. Kabadayi, and J. Yanik - Subcritical hydrothermal conversion of poultry by-products. - Ege University – Turkey

  • B. Krejcirikova, P. Goltermann and K. Hodicky - Incinerated sewage sludge ash as alternative binder in cement-based materials; effect on mortar characteristics. - Technical University of Denmark- Denmark

  • J. Peralta, R.C. Williams, H.M.R.D. Silva and A.V. Machado - Combining asphalt-rubber (ar) and fast-pyrolysis bio-oil to create a binder for flexible pavements. - Iowa State University and University of Minho – USA and Portugal

  • A. Unger, S. Steinlechner and J. Antrekowitsch - Recovery of valuable metals like zn, pb and ag from a hazardous residue generated in the pyrometallurgical lead-, zinc- production. - University of Leoben - Austria

  • R.C. Cavalcanti, L.C. da Silva, F.B. Bernardo, T. R. Seixas, L.F. de Almeida, S.P. Had and M. P. Cereda - Effect of the inclusion of waste from murumuru palm (astrocaryum murumuru) on the of soil-cement bricks characteristics. - Catholic University, Campo Grande - Brazil

  • Céline E. Mathieu, Laure Candy, Anne Lung, Géraldine Giacinti and Christine Raynaud - Biorefinery of by-products of plums and prunes. - Université de Toulouse - France

  • J.C. Costa, J.V Oliveira and M.M. Alves - Biochemical methane potential of brewery wastes and co-digestion with glycerol. – University of Minho - Portugal

Soon the main authors will be contacted with updated information.