Vilnius, Lithuania – 1 July to 4 July 2008
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 1.3 Geotechnical uses of wastes

  • Assessment of environmental effects of treatment agents used in road building materials (Finland)
  • Assessment of the use of recycled aggregates in vibro stone column ground improvement techniques (UK)
  • Recycling different wastes to produce ‘topsoil’ for seeding of embankment slopes (Japan)
  • Crushed concrete and crushed brick as an earth construction material (Finland)
  • Curing effects on the bearing capacity of stabilized soils with class F fly ash (Turkey)
  • Soil reinforcement mats made from vegetable fibres (UK)
  • Influence of test method on the value of compactability parameters of coarse-grained furnace slag (Poland)

1.4 Structural uses of wastes

  • Strength development and prediction of mortars containing limestone fines (Algeria/UK)
  • Fly ash and silica fume for green shotcrete (UK)
  • Current and future uses of industrial Pozzolans in Europe (UK)
  • Early hydration behaviour of slag cement under various conditions (Algeria/UK)
  • Adiabatic temperature rise of metakaolin mortar (UK/India)
  • Use of wheat husk ash in the production of a sustainable construction material(China/UK)
  • The use of crushed waste glass as replacement for sand in concrete(Libya/UK)
  • Interaction between cement and superplasticizer in the presence of pozzolanic mineral admixtures (Poland)
  • Metakaolin concrete subjected to low temperature curing (UK/Bangladesh)
  • Visual examination of mortars containing flue gas desulphurisation waste subjected to sodium sulphate solution (UK)

2.1 Refuse management

  • The use of municipal wastewater and composted wastewater sludge in willow short rotation coppice in Estonia (Estonia)
  • Composting practice for Municipal Solid Waste in India (India)
  • Combined waste management systems for energy recovery and material recycling in developing and emerging countries (Germany)
  • Waste generation by the house-building industry (UK)
  • Optimisation of disposal logistics for household wastes (Germany)
  • Waste flow models approximating sustainable production and consumption (Russia)
  • Historical waste disposal in coastal dunes (UK)

2.2 Landfills

  • Compressibility of Municipal Solid Waste under elevated moisture content in bioreactor landfills (USA)
  • Alternative bottom barrier systems – Asphaltic liners in landfill construction (Germany)
  • Use of the observational method to design sanitary landfill remedial works (Poland)
  • Spontaneous ignition of plastic deposits and its avoidance by fire protection measures and subsequent transformation of plastics into mineral oil (Germany)
  • Application of mining waste material as alternative liner in Karst regions (Croatia)
  • New model laws to calculate long-term hazards to drinking water resources from landfills (Germany)
  • Reinforcement of landfill slopes using waste materials (Poland)
  • An evaluation of gas regime and climatic influence in an ageing municipal solid waste landfill site (UK)
  • Novel criteria to classify the stabilisation of organic material (Germany)

2.3 Dumps and tips

  • Trace element features at a mining site – A case study from Yanzhou-Jining-Tengzhou mining area (China)
  • Application of the experience from the industrial landfill mining in the Vienna basin to problems of threshold and developing countries (Austria/Germany)
  • Environmental risk management of diffuse pollution of mining origin (Hungary)
  • International mining activities and European Union tailings dam safety project in Finland (Finland)
  • Effect of climate change on the stability of dump slopes (UK)
  • An innovative technology for metal-polluted soils – combined chemical and phyostabilisation (Hungary)

3.2 Land contamination

  • Current status and perspectives of the former Solvay soda plant decanter cultivation (Poland)
  • Preventing pollution caused by mining activities (Germany)
  • Environmental assessment of spatial distribution of heavy materials in agricultural soils in Vietnam (Vietnam/Canada)
  • Cyclodextrin-extraction of soils as chemical model for bioavailability (Hungary)
  • In-situ delineation of point sources and high resolution mapping of polluted sites by X-ray fluorescence field-portable handheld device (Hungary)
  • Phytostabilisation – A suitable remediation of metals for soils along highways (Canada)
  • Use of cyclodextrin to estimate environmental risk caused by organic compounds (Hungary)
  • Stabilisation of Lead-contaminated soil (UK)
  • Preliminary results concerning the bioremediation of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons using a natural biodegradable product (Romania)
  •  Multistage verification of soil remediation (Hungary)

3.3 Land development

  • Assessment of renaturalization of afforested arable aerosols in Lithuania (Lithuania)
  • Sustainable solutions for the rehabilitation of wasted old industrial zones (Romania)
  • Rebuilding of a road across an old Jewish cemetery in northern Poland (Israel)
  • Peaty ground and soft clay improvement using band drains and heavy tamping (Sri Lanka)
  • Environmental effects of groundwater development in Xuzhou during rapid urbanization (China)
  • MOKKA. Modern engineering tools for environmental risk management (Hungary/The Netherlands)
  • Monitoring system, using soil water content and electrical conductivity probes, for water purification by porous media (Japan)
  • A photographic chronicle of the long-term behaviour of properties built on landfilled refuse (UK)

3.4 Infrastructure

  • Assessment of sustainability of development using ecological footprint – A case study from Huaihai economic zone (China)
  • Design for sustainability – Review of current renewable energy technology (UK)
  • Debris flow near Stambach, Austria, a successful example of bioengineering stabilisation (Slovak Republic/Austria)
  • An impact assessment of the snow defensive structures due to two heavy earthquakes and post heavy snowfall (Japan)
  • Building in green value: Identifying value indicators for sustainable construction – a market perspective (Australia)
  • Dynamic analysis of ecological footprint and its forecast in coal-mining areas – A case study from Huaibei City (China)
  • Environmental assessment of residential buildings – The case of China (Australia)
  • Partnering for a greener future (UK)
  • Effectiveness of strategy to achieve integrated construction sustainability in the West Midlands (UK)
  • Environmental vulnerability of a ‘coal-industry city’ and its sustainable development (China)
  • Microscopic characterisation of particulate pollution on stone surfaces (UK)

4.1 Climate and anthropogenic effects

  • Coastal central rezone – Hot point for desertification in Vietnam and conservation (Vietnam)
  • The predictability of weather and climate extremes in Lithuania (Lithuania)
  • Extreme weather phenomena in Lithuania and their impact on population during 1999-2007 (Lithuania)
  • Influence of climate change on foundation systems (Israel)
  • Future patterns of building soiling in UK urban centres (UK)

4.2 Soil aspects

  • Extreme rainfalls in Lithuania and their infiltration peculiarities (Lithuania)
  • Comparison of simulation models that estimate erosion and soil physical properties related to soil water dynamics (Romania)
  • Compensation of removed nutrients through forest fuel (Lithuania)
  • Evaluation of biogeotextiles for reducing runoff and soil loss in different environmental conditions using laboratory and field plot data (Belgium)
  • Efficacy of fertilisation systems of different intensities on a clay loam soil (Lithuania)
  • Sustainable cropping systems for the nitrate leaching control from arable land (Lithuania)
  • Romanian experience in the implementation of European regulations regarding manure management (Romania)
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