Sustainability and reconversion: reclamation in the framework of the "Circular Economy"
By Up, Federchimica, Eni, Aidic (Italian Chemical Engineering Association - Engineers)
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In keeping with the tradition established from the 2008 Edition, this year too RECLAIM EXPO´ will offer a meeting point for all parties involved in the reclamation and redevelopment of contaminated sites, from the institutions (Ministries, Regions, National and Regional Scientific Institutions and Agencies) to the companies, including the parties involved and the businesses that offer them services and technologies. From the first regulations of around 15 years ago, much has been done and many contaminated areas have been reclaimed and restored to use. All the same, reclamation has often proved slow and costly, as well as lacking connection to a plan for the economic relaunch of the areas, to accompany and assist the reclamation. Despite this, the demand for sustainable management of "reclamation" has grown over the years, with the requirements of environmental reclamation and health and safety wedded with acceptable costs and economic recovery of the areas reclaimed. This clearly requires agreement of all the elements that can come into play in the definition of the reclamation strategy (regulation, procedures, technology and economics). From this perspective, the reclamation of contaminated sites becomes an important component in development based on the principles of the Circular Economy, allowing services to be recovered from ecosystems; first of all, the recovery of stretches of land for new productive uses (industrial, but also commercial and residential), simultaneously decreasing the demand for the development of more attractive areas from scratch. This year therefore, RECLAIM EXPO will be organised around the theme of the sustainability of reclaiming contaminated sites in conjunction with their economic redevelopment. A morning session will receive contributions by invitation, starting from analysis of some case studies on sites currently involved in reclamation and redevelopment programmes (such as Bagnoli, Trieste, Piombino, Porto Torres, etc.) which will provide material for a round table to identify what positive factors they present to be promoted and, conversely, what obstacles they present to be eliminated. The afternoon session will be dedicated to contributions on this theme selected via call for papers. The CTS will select the papers with the support of the AIDIC, favouring above all contributions on cases of real-life application, by businesses or professionals in the sector.
10.10.20 a.m. Introduction on the state of the art
Loredana Musmeci and Mauro Majone
10.20.10.40 a.m. Piombino, Trieste, Bagnoli: a national strategy for environmental and productive redevelopment of large abandoned industrial areas.
Gianni Squitieri, INVITALIA (Italian Agency for Attracting Investment and Business Development)
10.40.11 a.m. MISO (making safe for operational purposes) as a tool for compatibility between environmental recovery and industry
Italian Association of Oil Companies, TBD
11.11.20 a.m. An overview
22.214.171.124 a.m. The Bagnoli industrial site reclamation and redevelopment project
Daniele Benott, INVITALIA
11.40 a.m..noon Intervention strategy for productive redevelopment of contaminated areas with reference to the Green Economy
noon.12.20 p.m. Abandonment of fuel filling stations as an element of urban redevelopment
Italian Association of Oil Companies, TBD
126.96.36.199 p.m. Round table with the speakers and participation of a representative of the Ministry for the Environment, STA Management (to be confirmed), Federchimica (to be confirmed), AIDIC.
Mauro Majone and Raffaele Avella (AIDIC)
3.3.30 p.m. The appointment of a chemical engineer for redeveloping abandoned and reclaimed industrial areas
Oreste Mastrantonio . Chair of the AIDIC "Reclaiming Industrial Sites" Working Group.
188.8.131.52 p.m. Contributions and posters selected via call for papers
(programme to be completed by July 2016, after assessing all abstracts submitted to the conference and dividing the accepted papers into oral and poster presentations)
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