Program 2016

SEE Waste Management & Recycling Conference

Mussala Hall, IEC

5 April 2016, Sofia

Part I
Roumiana Zaharieva – Moderator

     10.30 – 10.50

Part II
   How to Turn Waste into Resource in the Food, Agriculture and Wood Processing Sectors:

     14.00 – 14.20



















Exhibitions & Conferences

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition


Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

Green tips: Learn how you can reduce the environmental impact of your daily actions, whether at home, at work or on the road.


Evaluation of the suitability and performance of cassava waste (peel) extracts in a microbial fuel cell for supplementary and sustainable energy production

In a number of energy-poor nations, peel from cassava processing represents one of the most abundant sources of lignocellulosic biomass. This peel is mostly discarded indiscriminately and eventually constitutes a problem to the environment. However, energy can be extracted from this peel in a microbial fuel cell...
25/10/16|01:46 --

Material recycling of post-consumer polyolefin bulk plastics: Influences on waste sorting and treatment processes in consideration of product qualities achievable

Material recycling of post-consumer bulk plastics made up of polyolefins is well developed. In this article, it is examined which effects on waste sorting and treatment processes influence the qualities of polyolefin-recyclats. It is shown that the properties and their changes during the product life-cycle of a polyolefin are defined by its way of polymerisation, its nature as a thermoplast, additives, other compound and composite materials, but also by the mechanical treatments during the production, its use where contact to foreign materials is possible and the waste sorting and treatment processes...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Spatial and temporal dynamics of agricultural residue resources in the last 30 years in China

The availability and distribution of biomass resources are important for the development of the bioenergy industry in a region. Biomass resources are abundant in China; however, the raw material is severely deficient, which makes the Chinese bioenergy industry an embarrassment and a contradiction...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Application of stability indicators for the assessment of the degradation of residual household waste before landfilling

In France, domestic waste production is estimated at c. 350 kg year–1 per person and landfilling still represents a predominant way of municipal solid waste management, with 39% of waste dumped in 2007. Waste characterization campaigns were conducted at different stages of a mechanical–biological treatment process in order to evaluate its efficiency...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Liberalization in the Danish waste sector: an institutional perspective

The push for creating a more competitive and liberalized system for traditional public services, including waste management, has been on the European agenda since the late 1980s. In 2008, changes were made in EU waste legislation allowing source-separated industrial/commercial waste that is suitable for incineration to be traded within the European market...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Pyrolysis of poppy capsule pulp for bio-oil production

The feasibility of biofuel production via the pyrolysis of poppy capsule pulp, the main waste product of Afyon Alkoloid Factory, was investigated. The poppy capsule pulp was shown to have a high volatile matter content (ca. 76%). Pyrolysis experiments were carried out in the temperature range 400–550°C (heating rate 18°C min–1 and holding time 20 min) under a nitrogen atmosphere...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Food waste prevention in Athens, Greece: The effect of family characteristics

Food waste is a stream that becomes increasingly important in terms of its prevention potential. There is a large number of behaviours that can be associated with food waste generation and the efforts towards food waste prevention. A questionnaire study was carried in order to study consumer behaviour related to food provision and wastage in Greece...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Integrated environmental policy: A review of economic analysis

Holistic environmental policies, which emerged from a mere combination of technical activities in waste management some 40 years ago, constitute the most advanced level of environmental policies. These approaches to environmental policy, among them the policies in integrated waste management, attempt to guide economic agents to an environment-friendly behaviour...
21/10/16|01:46 --

Contaminant retention characteristics of fly ash-bentonite mixes

It is important to determine the contaminant retention characteristics of materials when assessing their suitability for use as liners in landfill sites. Sand–bentonite mixtures are commonly used as liners in the construction of landfill sites for industrial and hazardous wastes...
15/10/16|01:46 --

Characterisation of excavated fine fraction and waste composition from a Swedish landfill

The present research studies the characterisation and the physico-chemical properties of an excavated fine fraction (<10 mm) from a Swedish landfill, the Högbytorp. The results showed that the fine fraction represents 38% by mass of the total excavated wastes and it contains mainly soil-type materials and minerals...
15/10/16|01:46 --

Novel method of vulnerability assessment of simple landfills area using the multimedia, multipathway and multireceptor risk assessment (3MRA) model, China

Vulnerability assessment of simple landfills was conducted using the multimedia, multipathway and multireceptor risk assessment (3MRA) model for the first time in China. The minimum safe threshold of six contaminants (benzene, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)], divalent mercury [Hg(II)] and divalent nickel [Ni(II)]) in landfill and waste pile models were calculated by the 3MRA model...
14/10/16|01:46 --

Decomposition analysis of the waste generation and management in 30 European countries

An often suggested method for waste prevention is substitution of currently-used materials with materials which are less bulky, contain less hazardous components or are easier to recycle. For policy makers it is important to have tools available that provide information on the impact of this substitution on the changes in total amounts of waste generated and managed...
14/10/16|01:46 --

Berm design to reduce risks of catastrophic slope failures at solid waste disposal sites

Existing waste disposal sites are being strained by exceeding their volumetric capacities because of exponentially increasing rates of municipal solid waste generation worldwide, especially in densely populated metropolises. Over the past 40 years, six well-documented and analyzed disposal sites experienced catastrophic failure...
14/10/16|01:46 --

The influence of residents behaviour on waste electrical and electronic equipment collection effectiveness

Government agencies have implemented regulations to reduce the volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment to protect the environment and encourage recycling. The effectiveness of systems through which waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled depends on (a) the development and operation of new programmes to process this material and (b) on information dissemination programmes aimed at manufacturers, retail sellers, and the consuming public...
14/10/16|01:46 --

Search for a new economic optimum in the management of household waste in Tiaret city (western Algeria)

In household waste matters, the objective is always to conceive an optimal integrated system of management, where the terms ‘optimal’ and ‘integrated’ refer generally to a combination between the waste and the techniques of treatment, valorization and elimination, which often aim at the lowest possible cost...
14/10/16|01:46 --

Optimizing emissions targets for residential recycling programmes: Why 'more is not necessarily better with respect to diversion

This study highlights the economic and environmental challenges of recycling in Ontario, specifically examining the effect of attempting to increase the emissions target for the province’s household recycling programme. The findings from the cost model analysis found that Ontario’s Blue Box programme reduces overall carbon emissions by approximately 1...
14/10/16|01:46 --


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