Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

Contamination of water is caused due to discharge of waste water from industries and households into surface waters like ponds, rivers, seas and oceans. The various methods of contamination of waste water require a variety of strategies to remove the pollution. The process of removing unwanted chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water is called as water purification. The technologies can be designed to provide low cost sanitation and environmental protection. The various laboratory test methodologies are waste water quality indicators. They are used to assess suitability of waste water for disposal or re-use. Tests calculate the physio-chemical and biological characteristics of the waste water. Graphene: A new activator of sodium persulfate for the advanced oxidation of parabens in water is a recent research emerging in the field of waste water purification.

  • Track 1-1 Sources of polluted water
  • Track 1-2 Causes of water pollution
  • Track 1-3 Toxicity
  • Track 1-4 Purification of water
  • Track 1-5 Quality indicators
  • Track 1-6 Regulations controlling water pollution
  • Track 1-7 Aquatic Toxicology

Adsorption is one of the most systematic processes of advanced waste water treatment technology, which industry and academic researchers widely engaged for the removal of various pollutants. Activated carbon is one of the most widely investigated adsorbent in water treatment process. In recent years, the “adsorption” process has become more accepted as “Bio sorption” which uses biomaterials as the adsorbent, for contaminated water treatment. Magnetic adsorbents are an attractive solution for metallic and dye pollutants, particularly due to the simple magnetic separation process.

  • Track 2-1 Process of adsorption
  • Track 2-2 Low cost adsorbents
  • Track 2-3 Heat pump system
  • Track 2-4 Batch experiment
  • Track 2-5 Column experiment
  • Track 2-6 Sedimentation and filtration

Groundwater contamination occurs when man-made products such as gasoline, oil, road salts and chemicals induced into the groundwater and cause it to become unsafe and unfit for human use. It can also happen naturally due to the presence of a small and unwanted constituents, contaminants or impurities in the groundwater, in which it is more likely treated to be as contamination rather than pollution. Testing of ground water pollution may focus on soil characteristics and site geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, and the nature of the contaminants. Using polluted ground water causes hazards to public health through poisoning or the spread of disease. Different mechanisms have influence on the transport of pollutants, e.g. diffusion, adsorption, precipitation, decay, in the groundwater. The interaction of groundwater contamination with surface waters is analysed by use of hydrology transport models.

  • Track 3-1 Types of pollutants
  • Track 3-2 Organic compounds
  • Track 3-3 Causes of ground water pollution
  • Track 3-4 Mechanism and interactions with surface water
  • Track 3-5 Prevention and management of ground water pollution

Hydrology is study of movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the water cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability and pollution of water and its resources. A professional working within these fields of water is called to be as “Hydrologist”. Using various analytical methods and scientific techniques, they collect and analyze data to help solve water related problems such as environmental preservation, natural disasters, and water and sewage management.

  • Track 4-1 Precipitation processes
  • Track 4-2 Hydrologic extremes and natural hazards
  • Track 4-3 Hydrologic modelling
  • Track 4-4 Soil erosion and sediment transport
  • Track 4-5 Climate and glaciers
  • Track 4-6 Scaling properties of hydro-logical processes
  • Track 4-7 Climate change impact on hydrology and water resources
  • Track 4-8 Hydrology and Ecosystem Services

Eutrophication is a leading cause of impairment of many freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems in the world. It takes place when the environment becomes enriched with nutrients. This can be a problem in marine habitats such as lakes, ponds, rivers and sometimes in seas, as it can cause algal blooms. Fertilisers are often used in farming; sometimes these can run-off into nearby water causing an increase in nutrient levels.

  • Track 5-1 Natural eutrophication
  • Track 5-2 Meiotrophication
  • Track 5-3 Cultural eutrophication
  • Track 5-4 Mechanism of formation of eutrophication
  • Track 5-5 Causes of eutrophication
  • Track 5-6 Water hyacinth
  • Track 5-7 Consequences of eutrophication
  • Track 5-8 Controlling measures

A technology that makes a barrier using a filtration process to physically distinguish solids from water are said to be as waste water technologies.  Wastewater treatment is a technique used to convert wastewater, which is no longer needed or suitable for its use. The latter is called water reclamation. Instead of disposing of wastewater it is again reused for various purposes. During the treatment process, pollutants are removed or broken down. The infrastructure used for wastewater treatment is called a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), or a sewage treatment plant in the case of municipal wastewater (households and small industries.

  • Track 6-1 Nanotechnology
  • Track 6-2 Oxidation
  • Track 6-3 Micro flotation
  • Track 6-4 Advanced oxidation process
  • Track 6-5 Filtration techniques
  • Track 6-6 Photo bio reactors
  • Track 6-7 Photo catalysis
  • Track 6-8 Desalination
  • Track 6-9 Hydro cyclone oil separators
  • Track 6-10 Solid removers
  • Track 6-11 Brine treatment
  • Track 6-12 Mechanical and Biological Waste Treamtent (MBT)
  • Track 6-13 Biofiltration process

Industrial Water treatment is used to accumulate most water-based industrial processes, such as heating, cooling, processing, cleaning, and rinsing so that operating costs and risks are reduced. Water treatment is also engaged to improve the quality of water contacting the manufactured product such as semiconductors, or can be part of the product e.g. beverages, pharmaceuticals, etc. In these cases, poor water treatment can root to defective products.

  • Track 7-1 Nature of industrial waste water
  • Track 7-2 Preliminary unit processes
  • Track 7-3 Biological processes
  • Track 7-4 Sludge management
  • Track 7-5 Chemical and Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Track 7-6 Piggery waste water
  • Track 7-7 Slaughter house waste water
  • Track 7-8 Palm oil mill and refinery waste water
  • Track 7-9 Membranes and membrane filtration methods
  • Track 7-10 Ultra violet irradiation
  • Track 7-11 Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Composting

Agriculture and environmental pollution refers to biotic and abiotic by-products of farming practices that result in polluting or degradation of the environment and surrounding ecosystems, and cause injury to humans and their economic interests. The pollution may create from different sources, ranging from point source pollution to more diffuse, landscape-level causes, also known as non-point source pollution. Management techniques which arise from animal management and housing to lay out pesticides and fertilizers in global agricultural practices

  • Track 8-1 Agricultural pollution
  • Track 8-2 Fertilizer
  • Track 8-3 Agricultural impacts on water quality
  • Track 8-4 Effects on human health
  • Track 8-5 Surface water pollution
  • Track 8-6 Irrigation
  • Track 8-7 Aquatic weeds
  • Track 8-8 Pesticides in drinking water

The diseases which are caused by the interaction with dirty or polluted water, then it’s referred to be as waterborne diseases. These are originated by pathogenic micro-organisms that are most commonly transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking and in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food that is infected. This leads to many diseases from many parasites and microorganisms.

  • Track 9-1 Infections by Protozoa
  • Track 9-2 Diseases by bacteria
  • Track 9-3 Infections by Virus
  • Track 9-4 Phycology infections – algae
  • Track 9-5 Chemical pollutants
  • Track 9-6 Water based diseases
  • Track 9-7 Other water related diseases
  • Track 9-8 Aquatic Microbiology

Water recycling or wastewater reuse is the method of reprocessing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a groundwater basin referred to as groundwater recharge. It offers resource and financial savings. Reclaiming water for reusing applications instead of using freshwater supplies can be a water-saving measure.

  • Track 10-1 Key drives for waste water recycling
  • Track 10-2 Social aspects of polluted water
  • Track 10-3 Government and institutional role in waste water recycling
  • Track 10-4 Waste water market
  • Track 10-5 Projects of waste water recycling
  • Track 10-6 International waste water management
  • Track 10-7 Pyrolysis

Common ethical principles in water use and water management should be accepted in all geographies, in all stages of economic development and for all time. We need to know that in implementing these principles there can be different strategies and methods, which will be appropriate for different situations. However, the ethical principles, which are having such policies, will be consistent throughout the world. According to water management in a political point of view, there are two main chains of thought on the question: should water be privatized? In this field track, we are going to discuss the laws & the ethical issues related to water pollution & its management.

  • Track 11-1 Ethical approaches : Eco-feminism
  • Track 11-2 Anthropocentric issues
  • Track 11-3 Technical ethics
  • Track 11-4 Laws governing water pollution
  • Track 11-5 Ethical issues and technologies
  • Track 11-6 Environmental Monitoring