Municipal and Medical Waste Division
Abstracts due Dec 3.. Submit online at www.awma.org.
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The Call for Abstracts for the 101st Annual Conference & Exhibition is available online at http://www.awma.org/ACE2008/ and click on the link to submit an abstract for the Conference. The last day for abstract submissions will be December 3, 2007.
Areas of interest for abstracts include:
WM-1 Integrated Waste Management, Waste Prevention, and Recycling
E-Waste Reuse, Recycling, Management, and Legislation
Sustainable Integrated Waste Management Systems; Zero Waste Systems; Resource Exchanges/Parks; Circular Economy
MSW Recycling Technology, Practices, Participation, Economics, and Policy
MSW Prevention and Reuse; Waste Generation and Characterization; Materials Reduction
International Perspectives, Strategies, and Case Studies in Waste Management
Special Wastes Prevention, Reuse, and Management
Disaster Debris Management and Recycling
Reaching Zero Waste during Construction Activities
WM-3 Municipal Waste Treatment
Ash and Residuals Management and Beneficial Use Technologies, Policies, and Applications
Renewable Energy Resources, Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels Innovations, Technologies, Policies, and Applications
Non-Hazardous Waste Management and Treatment
Thermal Treatment of Solid Wastes/Residuals and Waste-to-Energy Applications
Landfilling, Composting, Anaerobic Digestion and Mechanical/Biological Treatment Technologies, Policies, and Applications
Water/Wastewater Treatment Residuals Management and Processing
Waste Management Strategies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts, Characteristics, Technologies, & Comparisons
Solid Waste Management and Recycling Practices in the Pacific Northwest
WM-4 Medical Waste Treatment
Medical Waste Management and Policy
Medical Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling
Medical Waste Treatment and Processing Technology
Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Management
Endocrine Disruptors and Compounds of Emerging Concern
Sessions for 2004 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Indianapolis, June 20-24, 2004
|Session Title||Session Chair / Email link|
|WM-1a||Introduction to Zero Waste Systems Analysis||Richard Anthony|
|WM-1b||Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): How to eliminate for zero waste strategy||Ken De|
|WM-1c||How do we deal With Exporting Harm||Roger Randolf|
|WM-1d||E-Waste: Processing, resource Recovery, and recycling||Sam Vigil|
|WM-1e||Life-Cycle Economics of Product/Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery/Recycling||David Marrack|
|WM-1f||Municipal and Medical Waste Prevention, Recycling, Composting and Landfilling: Programs and Technologies||Marjorie Clarke|
|WM-3a||Treatment and disposal of municipal and industrial sludges and residuals||Lee Lundberg|
|WM-3b||Thermal Processing: ash recycling and beneficial reuse||Haia Roffman|
|WM-3c||Waste ? Energy Recovery: Renewables to energy - current and future trends||Lee Lundberg|
|WM-4a||Waste from medical facilities - how do you reduce and/or recover resources||David Marrack|
Sessions for 2003 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Diego
|WM -1a||Reduction, Reuse and Recycling of Modern Wastes: E-wastes, Automobiles, Appliances, Pharmaceuticals|
|WM-1b||Economics of Waste Management and Recycling|
|WM-1c||Getting to Zero Waste: A Sustainable Future Begins Today|
|WM-3a||Thermal Treatment: Ash Processing and Beneficial Use|
|WM-3b||Techniques for Processing of Municipal and Industrial Residuals|
Sessions for 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Baltimore
|Session Title||Session Chair / Email or phone|
|Integrated Waste Management: reduction, reuse, recycling||Lee Lundberg|
|Bringing the House Down: construction material demolition, deconstruction, recycling||Michael Nisbet|
|Demanufacturing and Recycling of Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Automotive Components||Jim Voytko|
|WM-1d||Waste Management Economics: perspectives in environmental justice||David Marrack|
|WM-1e||Storm Water Pollution Prevention: new technological and social challenges||Ron Berglund|
|WM-1f||Trends in Solid Waste Management||Rick Patraw|
|WM-1g||Integrated Solid Waste Management 101: an introduction||Marjorie J. Clarke|
|WM-1h||Overview of Municipal and Hospital Waaste Management Programs in Baltimore||Martin Fontenot|
|WM-2a||Landfill Innovations||Duncan Martin|
|WM-2b||Innovative Composting||Uta Krogmann|
|WM-3a||Waste to Energy: Is it time yet?||Lee Lundberg|
|WM-3b||Ash Processing, Recycling, and Beneficial Use||Haia Roffman|
|WM-3c||Municipal and Industrial Sludges and Residuals: new and retrofit system innovations and economics||Lee Lundberg|
|WM-4a||International Perspectives in Safe Disposal of Clinical Wastes: sharps, tissues, fluids, etc.||Brian Thompson.
|WM-4b||Incineration, Autoclave, and Alternative Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal Technologies||Lawrence Doucet|
|WM-4c||Cremation: environmental and social challenges||Joao Baptista Galvao, Filho|
|WM-4d||Health Effects of Emissions from Waste Management Practices||David Whaley|
Technical Coordinating Committees
(note: at 2001 meeting, it was decided to merge WM-2 and WM-3.
WM-1 Integrated Management, Chair: Sam Vigil
This Committee addresses the concept of integrated waste management. It focuses on understanding and promoting waste management practices that consider all aspects of an interrelationships between source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, techniques, treatment, programs, legislation, and regulations. The WM-1 Committees purview encompasses evaluation of all non-hazardous solid wastes, including, but not limited to, municipal solid waste, medical waste, and sewage sludge.
WM-2 Landfill and Composting (merged with WM-3)
The scope of this committees work includes all aspects of non-hazardous waste landfilling, landfarming, and composting processes. Examples include: technical design, operation and maintenance, legislative and regulatory initiatives, site development and permitting, environmental impacts and mitigation, and socio-economic considerations.
The Committees purview includes but is not limited to, municipal solid waste, medical waste, sewage sludge, and household hazardous waste issues.
WM-3 Municipal Waste Treatment Chair, Lee Lundberg
This committee promotes understanding of the design, siting, permitting, emissions control, proper operation, monitoring, and environmental impacts (including risk) of thermal and mechanical processes and facilities for the treatment of municipal solid
waste, sewage sludge, institutional wastes, international wastes (i.e., airport), commercial and/or industrial non-hazardous waste and special non-hazardous wastes(e.g., tires, auto fluff, demolition debris, etc.) and the general residuals.
WM-4 Medical Waste Treatment Chair, Mike Bulley
The focus of Medical Waste Treatment Committee is management programs and treatment methods for health care, biomedical and veterinary wastes. These include thermal treatment, pathogen disinfection, emission control, residue treatment, waste reduction, waste segregation, materials substitution and reformulation, recycling/reuse, and other processes.
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