Vilnius, Lithuania – 1 July to 4 July 2008
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Tuesday, 1st July 2008


 9:00 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 11:30

Opening of GREEN5 by Prof R W Sarsby

11:30 – 12:30

Keynote lecture by Prof T Zimmie - “Geotechnical aspects of Hurricane Katrina”

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:15

Technical Session 1: Construction uses of waste materials

1.1 “Influence of test method on the value of compactability parameters of coarse-grained furnace slag”, T Zydron and E Zawisza
1.2 “Crushed concrete and crushed brick as an earth construction material”, P Varin and P Kolisoja
1.3 “Recycling different wastes to produce ‘topsoil’ for seeding of embankment slopes”, T Ishida, I Takahashi, T Ohki and T Ohki
1.4 “Soil reinforcement mats made from vegetable fibres”, R Kugan and R Sarsby
1.5 “The influence of vertical stress on elongation of geotextile straps used as reinforcement in earth retaining structures”, P Michalski, A Baziak and E Zawisza

15:15 – 15:30


15:30 – 17:30

Technical Session 2: Wastes as structural materials

2.1 “Assessment of the use of recycled aggregates in vibro stone column ground improvement techniques”, C Serridge
2.2 “Assessment of environmental effects of treatment agents used in road building materials”, M Leppänen, R Syvälä, K Vaajasaari and N Vuorimies
2.3 “Curing effects on the bearing capacity of stabilized soils with class F fly ash”, A T Comert and S Firat
2.4 “Interaction between cement and superplasticizer in the presence of pozzolanic mineral admixtures”, J Gołaszewski
2.5 “Glass reinforced plastic waste characterisation and recycling potential”, A Pappu, M Osmani, A Ansarifar and L Wang
2.6 “The use of crushed waste glass as replacement for sand in concrete”, A Ben Said, J Koh and R Sarsby

18:30 – 20:00

Poster gathering

Wednesday, 2nd July 2008


 9:00 – 9:45

Keynote lecture by Prof K Witt “Conditions of durability of mineral barriers in landfill capping systems”

 9:45 – 11:15

Technical Session 3 : Landfill engineering                         

3.1 “Long-term hazard to drinking water resources from landfills”, T Dörrie, M Struve and P Spillmann P
3.2 “New model laws to calculate long-term hazards to drinking water resources from landfills”, M Franke and P Spillman
3.3 “Alternative bottom barrier systems – Asphaltic liners in landfill construction”, G Burkhardt and T Egloffstein
3.4 “Novel criteria to classify the stabilisation of organic material”, M Franke

11:15 – 11:30


11:30 – 13:00

Technical Session 4 : Landfill management

4.1 “Combined waste management systems for energy recovery and material recycling in developing and emerging countries”, L Streff
4.2 “Spontaneous ignition of plastic deposits and its avoidance by fire protection measures and subsequent transformation of plastics into mineral oil”, M Struve, G Ballin and P Hartmann
4.3 “Application of the experience from the industrial landfill mining in the Vienna basin to problems of threshold and developing countries”, T Dörrie, F-W Budde and M Struve
4.4 “Optimisation of disposal logistics for household wastes”, H-J Dornbusch

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:45

Technical Session 5 : Waste management

5.1 “Preventing pollution caused by mining activities”, T Meggyes
5.2 “An evaluation of gas regime and climatic influence in an ageing municipal solid waste landfill site”, M J Benson and M Richardson
5.3 “Effects of tobacco waste tipping on the Sefton coastal dunes”, J A Millington, C A Booth, M A Fullen, et al
5.4 “Landfilling of pretreated waste”, D Panza and V Belgiorno
5.5 “International mining activities and European Union tailing dam safety project in Finland”, J Saarela

15:45 – 16:00


Thursday, 3rd July 2008


 9:00 – 10:40

Technical Session 6 : Environmental risk

6.1 “An old quarry. Natural attenuation remediates historic ignorance”, T Van Autenboer and C Cammaer
6.2 “A legacy of household waste : Sea defences on the North Sefton coast, UK”, C A Booth
6.3 “MOKKA. Modern engineering tools for environmental risk management”, K Gruiz, A Muranyi, A Anton, et al
6.4 “Environmental risk management of diffuse pollution of mining origin”, K Gruiz K, E Vaszita, V Feigl and Z Siki

10:40 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Technical Session 7 : Land contamination

7.1 “An innovative technology for metal-polluted soils – combined chemical and phyostabilisation”, V Feigl, A Anton and K Gruiz
7.2 “Multistage verification of soil remediation”, K Gruiz, M Molnar and E Fenyvesi
7.3 “Cyclodextrins for the enhancement of soil remediation technologies”, E Fenyvesi, M Molnar, L Leitgib and K Gruiz
7.4 “Arsenic, salts and old factories. Contaminant hydrogeology and administrative nightmares”, T Van Autenboer, J Houtmeyers and C Cammaer

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Technical Session 8 : Land development

8.1 “Rebuilding of a road across an old Jewish cemetery in northern Poland”, A Klein
8.2 “Debris flow near Stambach, Austria, a successful example of bioengineering stabilisation”, R Adamcova, R Stangl R, J Elischer, et al
8.3 “Phytostabilisation – An appropriate remediation technique for metals in soils along highways”, P Padmavathiamma and L Li
8.4 “Stabilisation of Lead-contaminated soil”, M Hassan, J M Khatib, P Mangat and P H E Gardiner
8.5 “Rational water use under multistage washing of dispersion materials”, A B Shandyba and S V Vakal

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 16:00

Keynote lecture by Prof M A Fullen “The BORASSUS project”

16:00 – 17:00

Technical Session 9 : Land management

9.1 “Monitoring system, using soil water content and electrical conductivity probes, for water purification by porous media”, S Shimobe, S Takenaka and S Iwai
9.2 “Investigation, treatment tests and remediation of oil lagoons: selected technological approaches”, J Vanek, J Kukacka and J Vana
9.3 “Mass stabilisation technique for soft peat, mud, clay and sediment”, P Lahtinen

Friday, 4th July 2008

 9:00 – 10:45

Technical Session 10 : Anthropogenic effects

10.1 “Influence of climate change on foundation systems”, B Hazzan
10.2 “Reclamation and perspective of cultivation of the Cracow Soda Plant Solvay decanters”, K Boron K, S Klatka, M Ryczek and E Zając
10.3 “Usage of municipal wastewater and composted wastewater sludge in willow short rotation coppice in Estonia”, K Heinsoo and B Holm
10.4 “Potential linkages between mineral magnetic measurements and urban roadside soil pollution”, C Crosby
10.5 “Coastal central rezone – Hot point for desertification in Vietnam and conservation”, N C Vinh
10.6 “The effect of hydrocarbon spills on the geotechnical properties of clay”, J Ota and R Sarsby

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Technical Session 11 : Soil and land use

11.1 “Compensation of removed nutrients through forest fuel”, R Ozolincius, I Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene and K Armolaitis
11.2 “Production of environmental fertilizers by Ukrainian phosphate industry”, S V Vakal and A B Shandyba
11.3 “The erosion control potential of palm geotextiles for mine dam tailing slope stabilization: A rainfall simulator study”, C Buhmann, J P Nell, P Van Deventer, et al
11.4 “Evaluation of biogeotextiles for reducing runoff and soil loss in different environmental conditions using laboratory and field plot data”, T Smets and J Poesen
11.5 “Erosion control and sloping land stabilization for sustainable rainfed hill farming in Northern Thailand”, M Panomtaranichagul, M A Fullen, S Nareubal, et al

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Technical Session 12 : Conclusions

12.1 Session feedback
12.2 Issues for the future
12.3 GREEN6
12.4 Closure





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