International conference on urban pollution control technology  

Project Title: International conference on urban pollution control technology

Applicant: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Total Approved Grant: $ 51,480

Duration: 13.10.99 to 15.10.99

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

Scope: To provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and disseminate recent advances in technologies and management techniques developed for combating pollution in urban environment.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:

The International Conference on Urban Pollution Control Technology was held from 13-15 October 1999 at the Harbour Plaza Hotel. It provided a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and disseminate recent advances in technologies and management techniques developed for combating pollution in the urban environment.

The following areas were identified as the major topics for the Conference:

  • Pollution prevention and waste minimization
  • Cleaner production
  • On-site wastewater treatment technologies
  • Space-saving wastewater treatment technologies
  • Urban wastewater advanced treatment, recycling and reuse
  • Sludge treatment and disposal
  • Solid waste management and control technologies
  • Incineration of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge
  • Hazardous waste management and control technologies
  • Construction and demolition waste management and control technologies
  • Management and control techniques for air pollutants from industrial and commercial sources
  • Control technologies and management issue relating to vehicular exhausts
  • Indoor air pollution control technologies and techniques
  • Contaminated land characterization and redemption
A total of 235 participants (including students and day registrants) attended the Conference. The total number of papers presented was 104. The number of local research students sponsored by ECF were 36, and 11 of who presented papers. Mr. Rob Law, Director of Environmental Protection gave the opening address.

The Conference had successfully brought together international experts and local professional and academics to discuss new management and technological ideas to combat pollution in the urban environment.