It’s a great pleasure for the organizing and scientific committee chairs to confirm that after the one year postponement of the Micropol & Ecohazard Conference, we could still raise the interest of an important number of researchers working in this field.
We have received 300 papers, from which 210 have applied for oral presentation. Authors from 40 countries distributed among 6 continents have participated in the paper submission, with a very strong concurrence in Europe, Brazil and Korea.
The two topics that raised the highest interest are related to the technical solutions for wastewater and sludge treatment, as well as to the sources, occurrence and fate of micropollutants in real environments. It’s interesting to confirm how topics that have emerged very recently, as the occurrence, fate and effects of microplastics, have already reached a strong presence in the Conference.
At this moment, contributions are being reviewed by a panel composed of 37 experts, through a double review approach, being Authors’ Notification foreseen in early February 2022.