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November 09th-11th, 2022 in Leoben (Austria)

Information about the Call for Papers

As usual, Recy & DepoTech 2022 addresses the entire spectrum of waste management and waste technology. However, we would like to highlight certain topics as focal points and set up separate blocks for each:

  • Sensor-based sorting including robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Case studies of waste management plants
  • Green deal
  • Material and feedstock recycling
  • Eco-design and recyclability
  • Mineral by-products and industrial residues
  • In-situ remediation of contaminated sites


However, we also welcome all other submissions beyond the above-mentioned focal points and will again put together an interesting program covering all aspects of waste management and waste technology in the broadest sense.

Contributions in German and English, from Austria and abroad are equally welcome in all areas.


Submission deadline

The deadline for submissions was December 12th, 2021.

If you would like to present another topic at the conference, please send us the working title by mail to rdt@unileoben.ac.at. However, we ask for your understanding that the topic can only be accepted as a poster.


Topic overview

The following overview gives you an idea of the variety of topics, with the above-mentioned focal points marked in bold:

1.     Recycling and waste recovery

a.     Treatment of special material streams

i.     Mineral wastes, by-products and industrial residues

1.     Slags
2.     Sludges
3.     Dusts
4.     Glass and ceramics
5.     Construction and demolition waste including mineral wool
6.     Excavated soil and tunnel excavation materials
7.     Waste incineration residues

ii.     Municipal and household-type commercial waste
iii.     Organic waste

1.     Plastics including microplastics
2.     Papier
3.     Wood
4.     Biogenic waste including food
5.     Waste textiles

iv.    Composites
v.     Metals and critical raw materials, including batteries
vi.     Sewage sludge
vii.     Hazardous waste

b.     New process engineering approaches

i.     Sensor-based (indirect) sorting including robotics
    Case studies of waste treatment plants
   Materials and feedstock recycling

iv.     Innovative shredding and (direct) sorting
v.      Microbiological processes (e.g., bioleaching)
vi.    Future of mechanical-biological waste treatment
vii.    Wet mechanical processes
viii.    Thermochemical processes

1.     Waste incineration
2.     Co-incineration including refuse derived fuels
3.     Recycling by thermal treatment
4.     Vitrification
5.     Slag conditioning

ix.     Alkali activation
x.     Impact of new technologies on waste management (e.g. hydrogen, CCS, etc.)


2.     Waste management and resource management

a.     Artificial intelligence

i.     Smart waste management logistics
ii.    Innovative collection systems
iii.   Digitalization of facilities
iv.    Sensor-based material flow characterization, monitoring and quality control
v.     Cross-plant characterization

b.     Green deal

i.     Circular economy
ii.    Waste prevention including reuse and including in-plant circular economy
iii.   Preparation for reuse
iv.    Recycling rates and recycling quality
v.     Harmonised separate collection of packaging
vi.    Circular cities and regions

c.     Eco-design and recyclability
d.     Municipal waste management

i.     Regional concepts
ii.     Recycling bin
iii.     New services

e.     International waste management

i.     Investigation of waste management systems
ii.     Informal waste management
iii.     Country specific case studies
iv.     Waste incineration in an international context
v.     New waste-to-energy plants
vi.     International remediation of contaminated sites

f.     Assessment methods for waste management

i.    Material cycles and material flow analysis
ii.     Quality and quality assurance
iii.     Risk analysis and safety engineering
iv.     Life cycle assessment and life cycle analysis
v.     Economic evaluations
vi.     Qualitative and quantitative waste forecasts
vii.     Waste management and climate change
viii.     Emissions reduction and climate protection

g.     Economic aspects and instruments of waste management

i.     Waste economic models
ii.     Control measures and incentive systems
iii.     Waste market developments
iv.     Single-use deposit and deposit systems
v.     Reusable quotas
vi.     Relevance of the circular economy in the pandemic

h.     Waste legislation

i.     New challenges in waste classification
ii.     Producer responsibility
iii.     Steering measures
iv.     Product-waste delineation
v.     End of waste
vi.     Legal implementation of the waste hierarchy
vii.     ALSAG amendment

i.     Psychological and social science aspects of waste management


3.     Landfill technology and contaminated sites

a.     Contaminated sites

i.     In-situ remediation of contaminated sites (innovative methods and case studies)
ii.     On-site and off-situ remediation of contaminated sites (innovative methods and case studies)
iii.     Research projects on innovative remediation methods
iv.     Sampling and monitoring concepts
v.     Hazard and risk assessment of contaminated sites
vi.     Brownfields recycling

b.     Landfills

i.     Landfill construction
ii.     Landfill operations
iii.     Landfill gas
iv.     Landfills as carbon sinks
v.     Leachate including upgrading of collection systems
vi.     Landfill Mining
vii.     Landfill on landfill
viii.     Landfill aftercare
ix.     Subsequent use of landfills
x.    Final disposal of radioactive waste

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Information about the Call for Papers