5 TH CONFERENCE ON FINAL SINKS
RECYCLING AND ITS EFFECTS ON PRODUCT QUALITY AND FINAL SINK NECESSITY
08 - 11 DECEMBER 2019 / VIENNA / AUSTRIA
SUBMIT ABSTRACT REGISTER ONLINE
5 TH CONFERENCE ON FINAL SINKS
RECYCLING AND ITS EFFECTS ON PRODUCT QUALITY AND FINAL SINK NECESSITY
08 - 11 DECEMBER 2019 / VIENNA / AUSTRIA
SUBMIT ABSTRACT REGISTER ONLINE
5 TH CONFERENCE ON FINAL SINKS
RECYCLING AND ITS EFFECTS ON PRODUCT QUALITY AND FINAL SINK NECESSITY
08 - 11 DECEMBER 2019 / VIENNA / AUSTRIA
SUBMIT ABSTRACT REGISTER ONLINE
5 TH CONFERENCE ON FINAL SINKS
RECYCLING AND ITS EFFECTS ON PRODUCT QUALITY AND FINAL SINK NECESSITY
08 - 11 DECEMBER 2019 / VIENNA / AUSTRIA
SUBMIT ABSTRACT REGISTER ONLINE

Welcome

to the 5th International Conference on Final Sinks, held in Vienna, Austria. The scientific program will consist of plenary session, keynote lectures, and oral/poster presentations.

The conference will address different topics regarding the handling of material flows and stocks from the resource and waste management perspective. Representatives from universities, research centers, industrial or public organisations and governments are welcomed to attend the conference in order to share their experiences.

Topics:

  • Material Flow Analysis as a tool to design a clean Circular Economy
  • Technologies to remove/lock out detrimental materials during recycling
  • Conflict between recycling goals and human & environmental health protection
  • Case studies on material cycles and contaminants
  • Case studies on assessing the quality of recovered materials from waste flows and deposits
  • Urban metabolism and urban mining
  • Methodologies to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of recycling systems
  • Strategies for reducing contamination of material cycles and providing final sink capacities
  • Legal frameworks as enabler or barrier for establishing clean material cycles
  • Social acceptance of end-of-pipe technologies as final sink for hazardous substances

Call for Abstracts

Registration and submission is open now!

The 5th International Conference on Final Sinks (ICFS 2019) invites researchers from around the world to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation at our biennial conference which takes place this year in Vienna, Austria.

The focus is on ‘Recycling and its effects on product quality and final sink necessity’.

The conference will feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions, and networking opportunities with experts, researchers and stakeholders in the field of resource and waste management.

This is an opportunity to share your research with international colleagues and actively contribute to the advances in your field of research.

We welcome abstracts related to the topics in the accompanying list.

The submission period ends May 31, 2019.

Abstracts will be reviewed and authors informed about acceptance latest by the end of June.

In addition to or instead of an oral presentation, the authors are offered the opportunity to present their work as part of a poster exhibition. The best poster is awarded with 300 €.

Oral and poster presentations will take place on Monday and Tuesday, December 9 and 10, 2019.

Program

Program

The detailed conference program will be available by July 2019.

Venue

The conference will take place at the TU Wien, in the wonderful cupola hall (Kuppelsaal).

The cupola hall has been used for events since 2009 as a lecture hall. The nearly 200 years old wooden construction with its attached mansard roof has been maintained and gives the interior an unmistakable appearance.

TU Wien is one of the most prestigious universities of technology in the world by presenting a top level of research and education. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. As a university of technology, TU Wien covers a wide spectrum of scientific concepts from abstract pure research and the fundamental principles of science to applied technological research and partnership with industry. For 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress.

The university is very centrally located, within walking distance of many attractions and easily accessible by public transport.

Thomas Fruergaard Astrup

(DK) - Technical University of Denmark, DTU (Department of Environmental Engineering)

Douglas Crawford-Brown

(UK) - University of Cambridge (Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research), University of North Carolina (Environmental Sciences and Policy)

David Laner

(D) - University of Kassel (Resource and waste management)

Leo Simon Morf

(CH) - Canton of Zurich (Building Directorate, AWEL Section Waste Management)

Michal Syc

(CZ) - Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, ICPF (Department of Environmental Engineering)

Kostyantyn Pivnenko

(DK) - Technical University of Denmark, DTU (Department of Environmental Engineering)

Daniel Beat Muller

(NO) – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU (Department of Energy and Process Engineering)

Vienna

Welcome to the world capital of music! More famous composers have lived here than in any other city, and music is literally in the air in Vienna: waltz and operetta are at home here, and musicals “made in Vienna” have conquered international audiences.

Vienna is the capital and the cultural, economic and political center of Austria with around 1.9 million inhabitants.

Vienna is old, but Vienna is also new – and diverse: from the magnificent buildings of the baroque to the “golden” Art Nouveau to contemporary architecture. And more than 100 museums attract millions of visitors to the city each year.

Take your time and walk in the footsteps of the Habsburg monarchy of yesteryear, visit the magnificent baroque palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, visit the Hofburg Palace or stroll along the magnificent Ringstrasse.