On the 60th anniversary of PNRPU (November 19-20, 2013), a unique event for the Urals region in the field of environmental protection and waste management was held — the 1st International Scientific Conference "FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT TO RESOURCE RECOVERY".

     The conference was organized by the Department of Environmental Protection of PNRPU and Non-commercial Enterprise “Ural Association of Environmentally Responsible Enterprises”.

     Six international scientists: from Germany (Prof. Kerstin Kuchta and Dr. Marko Ritzkowski — Hamburg Technical University, Dr. Christoph Wünsch — Dresden Technical University), Austria (Dr. Erwin Binner and Prof. Marion Huber-Humer — University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences of Vienna) and Ukraine (Yuri Matveyev — Institute of Technical Thermal Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) has shared their knowledge in the field of advanced technologies of municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment and disposal.

     Besides the foreign experts, the conference was attended by teachers and students of PNRPU, as well as representatives from more than 15 cities of Russia (Miass, Moscow, Ufa, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Nizhny Tagil, etc.), dealing with the design of MSW and industrial waste landfills, urban sanitation and waste treatment technologies.

     During the conference, the speakers spoke about the theory and practice of conducting research on the composition and properties of MSW; Modern technologies for collecting, transporting, sorting and recycling MSW; Design, construction and operation of landfills; Reclamation and post-maintenance of MSW disposal facilities.

     Conference participants visited the new PNRPU Complex of Profound Optical-Mechanical Sorting of Waste and Materials’ Streams, got acquainted with its modern equipment.

     Workshops of our European colleagues became valuable and informative for students and young scientists of the Department of Environmental Protection.

     We thank everyone who participated in our conference and workshops of foreign scientists!
Irina Tashkinova,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Protection, PNRPU