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WaterEnergyNEXUS Symposium // Taste the Future: Advanced Technologies and Best Practices

The WaterEnergyNEXUS symposium will provide an international platform to share and discuss key topics on water issues with the presentation of nature-based solutions, advanced technologies and best practices with the support of experts invited as plenary and keynote speakers.

The WaterEnergyNEXUS is one of the most important and priority issues to be resolved for both current and next generations. An additional aim of the upcoming WaterEnergyNEXUS conference is to contribute to the overall goal of enhancing cooperation, integration and sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean region on critical topics of Water and Energy.

The first edition of WaterEnergyNEXUS was held last September in Korea during the Asian International Water Week, one of the more relevant and strategic appointments of 2017 in Asia for scientists and professionals that are working in the field of the water industry and sustainability.


The Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) of the University of Salerno ​(Italy) in cooperation with Advanced Institute of Water Industry at Kyungpook National University (Korea) and with The Energy and Resources Institute, TERI (India) is organising the second Edition of WaterEnergyNEXUS Conference. 

This edition is organised with the support of the UNESCO World Water Association Programme (WWAP) and of the International Water Association (IWA) and under the patronage of several scientific societies, associations and organisations. 


15 Nov

Plenary Session 1

Chairs: Prof. Giorgio Bertanza, Dr. Kwang-Ho Choo

  • On the critical role of the Water-Energy Nexus to achieve SDG 6 and 7 and, consequently, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator of the UN World Water Assessment Programme
  • Water: present, past and future
    Kala Vairavamoorthy, International Water Association
  • The Eu Globaqua Project on multiple stressors in rivers under water scarcity and global change. A reconnaissance study in selected& European river basins and the water-energy-food nexus
    Damià Barcelò, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

Work Session 1
Nexus framework and governance

  • Urban metabolism approach and problem of shift in food-water- energy nexus
    Arun Kansal, TERI School of Advanced Studies, Delhi, India
  • Energy balance in the water cycle in Italy: state of art and perspectives
    Giorgio Bertanza, Sabrina Sorlini, Mentore Vaccari, University of Brescia, Italy
  • WEFSiM: A Model for Water-Energy-Food Nexus Simulation    and Optimization
    Doosun Kang, Albert Wicaksono, Gimoon Jeong, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  • Grounding nexus governance: de-nexused developments in Nepal
    Jeremy Allouche, Dipak Gyawali, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom
  • Maximizing water-food-energy nexus synergies at basin cale
    Edo Abraham, Rogier Burger, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Towards resilience-informed decision making in critical infrastructure networks
    Maryam Imani, Donya Hajializadeh, Vasos Christodoulides, Anglia Ruskin Univesity, United Kingdom
  • Selection of key characteristics for crops to deal with climate change through quality function deployment
    Angelica Robayo-Avendaño, Dorian Prato-Garcia, National University of Colombia, Colombia
  • Levering industry and professional qualifications over water efficiency and water-energy nexus in buildings
    Diego De Gisi, Ana Poças, Pedro Cardoso, Filipa Newton, Charalampos Malamatenios, Georgia Veziryiani, Esther Rodriguez, Javier López, Rossella Martino, Diogo Beirão, FORMEDIL (Ente Nazionale per la formazione e l’addestramento professionale in edilizia), Italy
  • Analysis of the economic net benefit of green infrastructure by comparing the water-retentive block and the ordinary block
    Kyeonjae Woo, Woo Bin Bae, Go Jong Hwan, Sang Rae Kim, Yong Gil Kim, Korea Conformity Laboratories, South Korea
  • Estimating the declining discount rate for the economic evaluation of projects in the energy and water sectors
    Gabriella Maselli, Antonio Nesticò, University of Salerno, Italy

Work Session 2
Advanced technologies or Nature-based solutions for the environmental sustainability of the water sector

  • Advancements of electrically enhanced membrane bioreactor (eMBR) for wastewater treatment via coupling with novel inorganic, and polymeric mixed matrix membranes
    Shadi Wajih Hasan, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Sulfate radicals-based technology as a promising strategy for wastewater management
    Marta Pazos, Maria Arellano, Maria Angeles Sanroman, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Diversity and performance of sulphate reducing bacteria in acid mine drainage remediation systems
    Enoch Akinbiyi Akinpelu, Elvis Fosso-Kankeu, Frans Waanders, Justine Angadam, Seteno Karabo, Obed Ntwampe, North-West University, South Africa
  • New approach with fluidized bed reactor using low-cost pyrophillite/ alumina composite membrane for industrial wastweater treatment
    Jeonghwan Kim, Soomin Chang, Deaeun Kwon, Inha University, South Korea
  • Orthophosphate vs bicarbonate for buffering the acidification in a bromide enhanced ozonation of ammonia nitrogen
    Barbara Ruffino, Mariachiara Zanetti, Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy
  • Evaluation of fungal white-rot strains for assisting in algal harvest in wastewater
    Malin Hultberg, Hristina Bodin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Surface modification of RO desalination membrane using ZnO nanoparticles of different morphologies to mitigate fouling
    Revathy Rajakumaran, Vinisha Boddu, Mathava Kumar S, Raghuram Chetty, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Optimization of energy consumption in activated sludge process using deep learning selective modeling
    Lefkir Abdelouahab, Oulebsir Rafik, Bermad Abdelmalek, Safri Abdelhamid, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics, Algeria
  • Unlocking High-salinity desalination with cascading osmotically mediated reverse osmosis
    Ngai Yin Yip, Xi Chen, Columbia University, United States
  • Microalgae cultivation for pretreatemnt of pharmaceutical wastewater associated with microbial fuel cell and biomass feed stock production
    Jagdeep Kumar Nayak, Uttam Kumar Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Work Session 3
Control of hazardous substances in water and recovery of renewable/valuable resources from wastewater

  • Use of high-valent metal species produced by the Fenton (-like) reactions in water treatment
    Changha Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • A simplified model to simulate a bioaugmented anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass
    Massimiliano Fabbricino, Alberto Ferraro, Giulia Massini, Valentina Mazzurco Miritana, Antonella Signorini, Marco Race, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • PFOA and PFOS removal processes in activated sludge reactor at laboratory scale
    Camilla Di Marcantonio, Agostina Chiavola, Maria Rosaria Boni, Stefano Biagioli, Alessandro Frugis, Giancarlo Cecchini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Embryotoxicity and molecular alterations of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine in early zebrafish larvae
    Laura Guimarães, Pedro Rodrigues, Virgínia Cunha, Marta Ferreira Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Portugal
  • Utilization of microalgae cultivated in municipal wastewater for CO2 fixation from power plant flue gas and lipid production
    Renjie Tu, Sonfang Han, Xu Zhou, Qing Wang, W.B. Jin, H.Y. Chen, F.Z. Zeng, Z. Q. He, J.Q. Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Remediation of water contaminated by Pb(II) using virgin coniferous wood biochar as adsorbent
    Simone Marzeddu, Agostina Chiavola, Maria Rosaria Boni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Methane and hydrogen production from cotton wastes in dark fermentation process under anaerobic and microaerobic conditions
    Gawel Solowski, Izabela Konkol, Adam Cenian, Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Polish Academy of Science, Poland
  • Sulfate ion removal from reverse osmosis concentrate using electrodialysis and nano-filtration in combination with ettringite precipitation
    Kangwoo Cho, Yongxun Jin, Chong Min Chung, Seokwon Hong, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Statistical analysis of the quality indicators of the Danube river water (in Romania)
    Anita Dani, Alina Barbulescu, Lucica Barbes, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Sulfate ion removal from reverse osmosis concentrate using electrodialysis and nano-filtration in combination with ettringite precipitation
    Kangwoo Cho, Yongxun Jin, Chong Min Chung, Seokwon Hong, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Work Session 4
Advanced technologies or Nature-based solutions for the environmental sustainability of the water sector

  • Ozonation in the framework of sustainable future water management
    Jannis Wenk, Garyfalia A. Zoumpouli, John Y.M. Chew, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Fouling morphologies on the ion exchange membranes in reverse electrodialysis with effluent from sewage treatment plant
    Hanki Kim, Won-Sik Kim, Joo-Youn Nam, Ji-Yeon Choi, Kyo-Sik Hwang, Yong Seog Seo, Nam-Jo Jeong, Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea
  • Photo(cata)lytic membrane bioreactors for bacterial disinfection and anti-fouling enhancement in advanced wastewater treatment
    Kwang- Ho Choo, Xiaolei Zhang, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Destruction of selected pharmaceuticals with Peroxydisulfate (PDS): an influence of PDS activation methods
    Przemysfaw Andrzejewski, Robert Wolski , Monika Póltorak , Iwona Rykowska , Sfawomir Kaczmarek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
  • Electrochemical sensors for emerging contaminants: diclofenac preconcentration and detection on paper-based electrodes
    M. Carmen Blanco-Lopez, Estefania Costa-Rama,Henri P.A. Nouws, Cristina Delerue-Matos, M. Teresa Fernandez-Abedul, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Microfiltered digestate to fertigation: a best practice to improve water and energy efficiency in the context of Biogasdoneright
    Paolo Mantovi, Giuseppe Moscatelli, Sergio Piccinini, Stefano Bozzetto, Lorella Rossi, Research Centre on Animal Production, Italy
  • Wastewater to energy: Relating granule size and biogas production of UASB reactors treating diluted municipal wastewater
    Isaac Owusu-Agyeman, Elzbieta Plaza, Zeynep Cetecioglu, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Climate, soil moisture and drainage layer properties impact on green roofs in a Mediterranean environment
    Roberta D’ambrosio, Mirka Mobilia, Antonia Longobardi, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Energy monitoring of a wastewater treatment plant in Salerno, Campania region (Southern Italy)
    Maria Rosa di Cicco, Antonio Spagnuolo, Antonio Masiello , Carmela Vetromile, Carmine Lubritto, Mariano Nappa, Gaetano Corbo University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
  • Biological treatment of municipal wastewater using green microalgae and activated sludge as combined culture
    Ghulam Mujtaba, Kisay Lee Kisay, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

Work Session 5
Control of hazardous substances in water and recovery of renewable/valuable resources from wastewater

  • Water pollution by polyclorinated biphenyls from the energy sector of Armenia
    Anahit Aleksandryan, Arrak Khachatryan, Yurik Bunyatyan, Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, Armenia
  • Hydrogen production in electro membrane bioreactors
    Laura Borea, Fabiano Castrogiovanni, Giovanna Ferro, Shadi Hasan, Vincenzo Belgiorno, Vincenzo Naddeo, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Electrodialysis and ion-exchange resins as integration processes for copper and zinc recovery from metallurgical streams containing arsenic
    Mònica Reig, Xanel Vecino, Mehrez Hermassi, Julio López, César Valderrama, Oriol Gibert, Josè Luiz Cortina, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Techno-economic assessment of combined heat and power units fueled by waste vegetable oil for wastewater treatment plants: a real case study
    Simona Di Fraia, Nicola Massarotti, Laura Vanoli, Riccardo Bentivoglio, Gianfranco Milani, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
  • An unprecedented thousand-fold enhancement of antimicrobial activity of metal ions by selective anion treatment
    Swathy Jakka Ravindran, Ligy Philip, Thalappil Pradeep, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  •  Waterborne diseases in Sebou watershed
    Rachida EL Morabet, Mohamed Aneflouss, Said El Mouak, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
  • A risk assessment approach for water-energy systems
    Gabriella Maselli, Antonio Nesticò, Gianluigi De Mare, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Microalgae production coupled with simulated black water treatment
    Luan de Souza Leite, Maria Teresa Hoffmann, Luiz Antonio Daniel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nonwoven wet wipes can be hazardous substances in wastewater systems – evidences from a field measurement campaign in Berlin, Germany
    Raja-Louisa Mitchell, Michel Gunkel, Jan Waschnewski, Paul Uwe Thamsen, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Treatment of printed circuit board wastewater containing copper and nickel ions by fluidized-bed homogeneous granulation process
    Nathaniel E. Quimada, Mark Daniel de Luna , Ming-Chun Lu, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines

Session 6
Advanced technologies or Nature-based solutions for the environmental sustainability of the water sector

  • Non-destructive in-situ fouling monitoring in membrane processes
    Luca Fortunato, Sanghyun Jeong, TorOve Leiknes, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Tannery wastewater treatment after biological pretreatment by using electrochemical oxidation
    Tran Le Luu, Tran Tan Tien, Nguyen Ba Duong , Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuong, Vietnamese German University, Viet Nam
  • Performance of Electro-Fenton water treatment technology in decreasing zebrafish embryotoxicity elicited by a mixture of organic contaminants
    Cristina Delerue-Matos, João Amorim, Carlos Pinheiro, Isabel Abreu, Pedro Rodrigues, Ángeles Sanromán, Emílio Rosales, Marta Pazos, António Soares, , Aurélia Saraiva, Luís Oliva-Teles, António Paulo Carvalho, Laura Guimarães, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • Corrosion behavior of carbon steel in the presence of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm in reclaimed water
    Ping Xu, Hengyang Ren, Zhigang Wei, Yajun Zhang, Fang Han, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, China
  • Investigation of the synthesis and adsorption kinetics of biochar- supported Fe3-xMnxO4 for imidacloprid pesticide removal
    Michael M. Sablas, Mark Daniel de Luna, Chiu-Wen Chen, Cheng-Di Dong, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines
  • Technical-economic comparison of chemical precipitation and ion exchange processes for the removal of phosphorous from wastewater
    Agostina Chiavola, Simona Bongirolami, Giorgia Di Francesco, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Development of pilot-scale photocatalytic reactor employing novel TiO2 epoxy grains for wastewater treatment
    Yasmine Abdel-Maksoud , Emad Imam , Adham Ramadan, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Pilot study for spiral wound-pvdf supported UF membranes for brackish water desalination system
    Marwa Saied Shalaby, Heba Abdallah, Ahmed Mahmoud Shaban, National Research Centre, Egypt
  • Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) – distributed treatment of wastewater at low energy consumption
    Idit Shefer, Udi Tirosh, Ronen Shechter, Fluence Corporation, Israel
  • Influence of microalgae-bacteria consortium on the pathogens removal (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli) in domestic wastewater
    Graziele Ruas, Mayara Serejo , Priscila Scarcelli , Marc Boncz, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Poster Session 1

  • Enzymatic pre-treatment of chicken manure for improved biogas yield
    Burak Demirel, Seyedmehdi Emadian, Murat Kuzulcan, Mehmet Ali, Kucukuer, Turgut Onay
  • Visualizing CO2 to account for emission obligation in power systems
    Rouholamini, Mohammadian, Mohammadamin Moghbeli
  • Using fast messy genetic algorithm to optimally schedule pump operation
    Javad Karami, Alireza Moghaddam, Alireza Faridhosseini, Mahdi Rouholamini, Ali Naghi Ziaei, Mohammadamin Moghbeli
  • A suggestion on nutrient removal/recovery from source separated human urine using clinoptilolite combined with anaerobic processing
    Bilsen Beler-Baykal, Mustafa Nawzad Taher, Mahmut Altinbas
  • Solar light initiated photoinactivation of e.coli:    influence of natural organic matter
    Ceyda Senem Uyguner-Demirel,Ezgi Lale, Cemre Birben, Miray Bekbolet
  • Fuzzy-assisted    ultrafiltration    of    wastewater    from    milk industries
    Francesco Villecco, Rita Patrizia Aquino, Vincenza Calabrò, Maria Ida Corrente, Antonio Grasso, Vincenzo Naddeo
  • Water Energy Nexus: evalutation of the enviromental impact in the national and international scenarios 
    Alessia Murena, Laura Borea, Tiziano Zarra, Joanna Boguniewicz- Zablocka , Vincenzo Belgiorno, Vincenzo Naddeo
  • Optimal chlorination station scheduling in an operating water distribution network using GANetXL
    Alireza Moghaddam, Carol Miller, Mahdi Rouholamini, Asiyeh Moteallemi, Roya Peiravi, Mohammadamin Moghbeli
  • Hyperspectral monitoring of a constructed wetland as a tertiary treatment in a wastewater treatment plant for domestic sewage
    Agostina    Chiavola,    Cecilia    Bagolan,    Monica    Moroni,    Simona Bongirolami
  • Assessment of rain harvesting and RES desalination for meeting water needs in an Island in Greece
    Konstantinos Kotsifakis, Ioannis Kourtis, Elissavet Feloni, Evangelos Baltas
  • Role of pretreatment in adsorption of Cobalt, Mercury and Nickel by native algae
    Rizwan Muhammad, Alia Naz, Abdullah Khan, Wisal Shah, Mona Syed, Qadeer Ahmed, Noor Fatima
  • Applicability of WQI and scientific communication for conservation of river Ganga system in India
    Gagan Matta
  • Integration    of    liquid-liquid    membrane    contactors    and electrodialysis for ammonia recovery from urban wastewaters
    César Valderrama, Xanel Vecino, Mònica Reig, Brij Bhushan, Julio López , Oriol Gibert, Josè Luiz Cortina
  • The adsorption behaviors towards As and structural change of iron and manganese oxide sludge by thermal treatment
    Dong Li, Huiping Zeng
  • Techno-economic feasibility of membrane bioreactor (MBR)
    Paolo Roccaro, Federico G. A. Vagliasindi
  • Electrochemical    wastewater    treatment    with    SnO2-based electrodes: a review
    Tran Le Luu, Duong Hieu Linh

16 Nov

Plenary Session 2

  • Wastewater treatment: established methods and new needs related to emerging contaminants
    Gregory Korshin, University of Washington, United States
  • Microalgae-based processes as an energy efficient platform for water reclamation and resource recovery
    Raul Muñoz, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Reverse membrane bioreactors for biofuels production
    Mohammad Taherzadeh, University of Borås, Sweden

Work Session 7
Control of hazardous substances in water and recovery of renewable/valuable resources from wastewater

  • Niches of bioelectrochemical systems in WWTPs
    Sebastià Puig, University of Girona, Spain
  • Singular Applications of Capacitive Deionization: Reduction of the Brine Volume from Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Plants
    Julio J. Lado, Marc A. Anderson, Cleis Santos, Enrique García Quismondo, , Belén Gutiérrez, Fernando Huertas, Antonio Ordóñez, Ángel de Miguel, IMDEA Energy Institute, Spain
  • Semi-continuous anaerobic digestion of orange peel waste: preliminary results
    Paolo S. Calabrò, Filippo Fazzino, Adele Folino, Dimitrios, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Mine water in the closure of a coal basin: From waste to potential resources
    Jorge Loredo, Javier Menendez, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Dissolved oxygen perturbations: a new strategy to enhance the removal of organic micropollutants in activated sludge process
    Agostina Chiavola, Camilla Di Marcantonio, Amrita Bains, Naresh Singhal, Maria Rosaria Boni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Increasing sustainability on the metallurgical industry by integration of membrane NF processes: acid recovery
    Julio López, Mònica Reig, Xanel Vecino, César Valderrama, Oriol Gibert, Josè Luiz Cortina, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Optimization of nutrient recovery from synthetic swine wastewater using Response Surface Methodology
    Ralf Ruffel Abarca, Remegio Pusta, Rea Labad, Jenz Lawrence Andit, Claudine Rejas, Mark Daniel de Luna, Mindanao State University, Philippines
  • Degradation of gaseous VOCs by ultrasonication: effect of water recirculation and ozone addition
    Jose Jr Comia, Giuseppina Oliva, Tiziano Zarra, Vincenzo Naddeo, Florencio Jr. Ballesteros, Vincenzo Belgiorno, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
  • Evaluation of biomethanization during co-digestion of thermal pretreated microalgae and waste activated sludge
    Priscila Scarcelli, Mayara Serejo, Marc Boncz, Graziele Ruas, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
  • CO2 bio-fixation by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using different periodic CO2 dosing strategies
    Nilesh Badgujar, Francesco Di Capua, Stefano Papirio, Francesco Pirozzi, Piet Lens, Giovanni Esposito, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
  • Water Energy Nexus in the Gulf: a complex network of multi-level interdependencies
    Ghena Alhanaee, Najmedin Meshkati, University of Southern California, United States
  • Seeking an accurate estimate of national energy use and recovery from wastewater plants
    Jennifer Stokes-Draut, University of California Berkeley, United States

Work Session 8
Advanced technologies or Nature-based solutions for the environmental sustainability of the water sector

  • European needs to a sustainable water environment Keynote    
    Johannes Lohaus, European Water Association, Germany
  • Impact of seasonality on quorum quenching efficacy and stability for biofouling control in membrane bioreactors
    Kwang-Ho Choo, Kibaek Lee, Jun-Seong Park, Tahir Iqbal, Chang Hyun Nahm, Pyung-Kyu Park, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Multicriteria evaluation of novel technologies for organic micropollutants removal in advanced water reclamation schemes for indirect potable reuse.
    Cesar Alberto Valderrama, Carlos Echevarría, Jose Luís Cortina, Ignacio Martín , Marina Arnaldos, Xavier Bernat
    Photocatalytic oxidation of organic compounds by visible light- illuminated g-C3N4-AQ in combination with Fe(III)
    Changha Lee, Jiwon Seo, Soo Yeon Park, Hak-Hyeon Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Environmental or economic considerations in photo-Fenton processes: what choice has the most notable benefits for large scale applications?
    Dorian Prato-Garcia, Angelica Robayo-Avendaño, National University of Colombia, Colombia
  • Desalination of hypersaline brines with temperature swing solvent extraction
    Ngai Yin Yip, Columbia University, United States
  • Self-forming dynamic membrane: a review 
    J.M.J Millanar-Marfa, Laura Borea, Mark Daniel de Luna, Vincenzo Belgiorno, Vincenzo Naddeo, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Preparation of TiO2/SiO2 ceramic membranes via sol-gel dip coating for the treatment of produced wastewater
    Sarah Marzouk, Shadi Hasan , Fawzi Banat, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • A kinetic study of calcium carbonate granulation through fluidized- bed homogeneous process for removal of calcium-hardness from raw and tap waters
    Arianne S. Sioson, Mark Daniel de Luna , Yao-Hui Huang, Ming-Chun Lu, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines
  • Sustainable materials for affordable point-of-use water purification
    Sritama Mukherjee, Ligy Philip, Pradeep Thalappil, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Using Water-Energy nexus as greenhouse gas emissions mitigation tool in wastewater treatment plants
    Beatriz Del Rio Gamero, Alejandro Ramos Martín , Noemi Melián Martel , Sebastián Ovidio Pérez Baez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Preparation of PES/GO/APTES-SiO2 mixed matrix membrane for the treatment of oily wastewater
    Maryam Alkindy, Munirasu Selvaraj, Fawzi Banat, Shadi Hasan, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Work Session 9
Implementation and best practices

  • Multi-criteria decision making for the selection of best practice seawater desalination technology
    Fatima Mansour, Dunia AbdulBaki, Ali Yassine, Mahmoud Al-Hindi, Majdi Abou Najm, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Modeling co-treatment of leachate in municipal wastewater treatment plants in the context of dynamic loads and energy prices
    Recep Kaan Dereli, Matteo Giberti, Qipeng Liu, Eoin Casey, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Short-term forecasting of tank water levels serving urban water distribution networks with ARIMA models
  • Giacomo Viccione, Claudio Guarnaccia, Carmine Tepedino, Joseph Quartieri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Advanced technologies for satellite monitoring of water resources
    Francesco Mitidieri, Maria Nicolina Papa , Giuseppe Ruello, Donato, Amitrano, University of Salerno, Italy
  • A model-based approach for energy optimization of real wastewater pumping station
    Luca Pucci, Manuel De Chiara, Roberto De Rosa, Anna Giuliani, Salvatore Guadagnuolo, Angelo Leopardi, Dario Torregrossa Consorzio Nocera Ambiente, Italy
  • New tools and approaches for soil and water bioengineering in the Mediterranean to enhance water quality
    George Zaimes, Guillermo Tardio, Valasia Iakovoglou, Martin Gimenez, Jose Luis Garcia-Rodriguez, Paola Sangalli, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece
  • Method to assess wastewater pumps in the nexus of functionality and energy efficiency
    Michael Pöhler, Paul Uwe Thamsen, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Cost effective removal of COD in the pre-treatment of wastewater from paper industry
    Joanna Boguniewicz-Zablocka, Iwona Klosok-Bazan, Vincenzo Naddeo, Clara Mozejko, Opole University of Technology, Poland
  • Event scale modelling of experimental green roofs runoff in a Mediterranean environment
    Mirka Mobilia, Antonia Longobardi, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Statistical analysis of the water quality of the major rivers in India
    Anita Dani, Alina Barbulescu, Lucica Barbes, Higher Colleges of Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Evaluation of water-energy Nexus in Sakarya river basin, Turkey
    Emre Alp, Zeynep Ozcan, Merih Aydınalp Koksal, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Modelling demand response in WWTPs: Extension of BSM1 with aeration tank settling
    Matteo Giberti, Recep Kaan Dereli, Damian Flynn, Eoin Casey, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Water scarcity and shale gas prospects in Tunisia - potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on regional water stress
    Lisa Murken, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Co-composting biosolids and organic fraction of municipal solid waste or carbonized rice hull and trichoderma harzianum augmented inoculu
    Analiza Palenzuela Rollon, Enrico Luis Coquico, Fredie More Pablo, Angelene Paradero, University of the Philippines

Work Session 10
Energy saving technologies and future clean energy solutions under water constraints

  • Peak oil, peak water, and food: a capacitive means heping to tame this nexus
    Marc A. Anderson, Julio Lado, Enrique Garcia Quismondo, Jesus Palma, IMDEA Energy Institute, Spain
  • Eco-LCA of biological wastewater treatments focused on energy recovery
    Alexander Meneses-Jacome, Angela Adriana Ruiz-Colorado, National University of Colombia, Colombia
  • Water-energy nexus in shallow geothermal systems
    Alessandro Casasso, Rajandrea Sethi, Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy
  • Nutrient removal and biomass production by immobilized Chlorella vulgaris
    Marion Lux Castro, Florencio Jr Ballesteros, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, Philippines
  • Optimization of the wastewater treatment plant: from energy saving to environmental impact mitigation
    Deborah Panepinto, Vincenzo Riggio, Barbara Ruffino, Giuseppe Campo, Alberto Cerutti, Sina Borzzoei, Marco Ravina, Mariachiara Zanetti, Isabella Bianco, Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy
  • Water networks as flexible loads to power systems
    Mohammadamin Moghbeli, Mahdi    Rouholamini, Carol Miller, Caisheng Wang, Mohsen Mohammadian, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Ayun Mousa springs: integrated hydrological, environmental and geophysical studies
    Ahmad M.H. Shaban, Bassem S. Nabawy, Ali Abbas, Mohamed M., Kassab, National Research Centre, Egypt
  • Miscanthus as energy crop and mean of mitigating flood
    Jason Kam, Daniel Traynor, John Clifton-Brown, Sarah Purdy, Jon P. McCalmont, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, United Kingdom
  • Chances and barriers of wastewater heat recovery from a multidisciplinary perspective
    Florian Kretschmer, Thomas Ertl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Austria
  • Overview of the water requirements for energy production in Africa 
    Rocio Gonzalez, Nicolae Scarlat, Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Design an integration platform between water energy nexus and business model applied for sustainable development
    Mohamed Ahmed Fahmy El-Barad, Heba Ahmed Mosalam, Heliopolis University for sustainable Development, Egypt
  • Energy performance of Italian urban water systems
    Leonardo Mancusi, Michela Volonterio, Elisabetta Garofalo, RSE S.p.A

Poster Session 2

  • Solar photocatalytic degradation of humic acids using copper doped TiO2
    Miray Bekbolet , Umit Nazli Turkten
  • An overview of photocatalytic drinking water treatment
    Miray Bekbolet
  • Molecular size distribution profiles of organic matrix in reverse osmosis concentrate under oxidative and non-oxidative conditions
    Nazymiye Cemre Birben, Miray Bekbolet
  • Production of bioenergy and biochemicals from organic solid waste: influence of pretreatment operating parameters
    A. Conte, A. Cesaro, H. Carrere, E. Trably, F. Paillet, V. Belgiorno
  • Optimal design of water distribution networks incorporating reliability criteria
    Alireza Moghaddam, Ali Naghi Ziaei, Carol Miller, Zahra Fahim, Hossein    Ansari, Fatemeh    Attarzadeh, Mahdi    Rouholamini, Mohammadamin Moghbeli
  • Creating abundance: nexus stress and convergence of emerging technologies and human behavior as drivers for innovation toward integrated energy and water solutions pathways
    William Sarni, Joshua Sperling
  • Fluoxetine and pirimicarb abatement by ecofriendly electro- Fenton process
    Emilio Rosales, Antonio Soares, Gabriel Buftia, Marta Pazos, Gabriel Lazar, Cristina Delerue, Maria Angeles Sanroman
  • Sensors for water purification using the example of wastewater treatment plant Gabrovo, Bulgaria
    Stefan Kartunov, Bogomil Konstantinov Kosev
  • Influence of membrane flux, ultrasonic frequency and recycle ratio in the fW hybrid process USAMe
    Laura Borea, Vincenzo Belgiorno, Vincenzo Naddeo
  • Numerical modelling of integrated OMBR-NF hybrid system for simultaneous wastewater reclamation and brine management
    Shadi Hasan , Vincenzo Naddeo
  • Harnessing water chemistry to address complex water challenges for a thirsty world
    Haizhou Liu
  • Combined electrodialysis and photo-electro-chlorination for energy efficient control of brine water
    Kangwoo Cho, Hyunjeong Kim
  • Approaching bioelectrochemical systems to real facilities within the framework of CO2 valorization and biogas upgrading
    Sebastià Puig, Laura Rovira, Pau Batlle-Vilanova, Maria Dolors, Balaguer, Pilar Icaran, Victor M. Monsalvo, Frank Rogalla, Jesús Colprim
  • Solar-powered water treatment based on photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic systems
    Wonyong Choi
  • Arsenic adsorption behaviors of backwash sludge from waterworks for iron and manganese removal
    Huiping Zeng, Dong Li

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Conference Topics

Topics of interest of the WaterEnergyNEXUS conference include, but are not limited, to the following aspects:

  • Nexus framework and governance
    • Nexus from the energy perspective;
    • Nexus from the water perspective related to energy;
    • Existing tools and models in analyzing the nexus;
    • Land, climate and energy constraints on water and food sectors;
    • Governance challenges in the Water-Energy Nexus;
    • Governance in supporting innovations in renewable energies and mitigating climate change impacts;
    • Investment and finance for energy and water infrastructure;
  • Environmental technologies for the sustainable development of the water sector
    • Water-energy nexus/energy saving technology;
    • Nutrients/hazardous substances control;
    • Appropriate water/wastewater technologies for developing countries;
    • Advanced technology or Nature based solutions for water;
    • Green technologies for sustainable water and wastewater management;
    • Renewable/valuable resources recovery and utilization;
    • Wastewater/waste to energy;
  • Future clean energy technologies and systems under water constraints
    • Water needs in the energy systems such as power plants, fuel refineries, renewable energy development, and carbon capture & storage, etc.;
    • Energy needs for water supply and agriculture: extraction, transportation, and disposal of water, livestock production, fertilizer production, irrigation, food transportation etc.;
    • Agriculture and land-use impacts on future energy systems;
    • Future urban energy systems with considerations of water and food security;
  • Implementation and best practices
    • Technology innovations for supporting global secure access to clean energy and water;
    • Reductions in water and wastewater utility operational costs through energy efficiency improvements;
    • Case studies of innovative technologies and policies in municipalities and industries for energy and water savings;
    • Energy and water consumption and balance flows of urban and industrial systems.

Where and When

The Chamber of Commerce of Salerno 

Via Roma, 29, 84121 

Salerno SA Italy

14-17 Nov 2018

More Information

For a full list of speakers and more information, please visit the conference website

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