The Scope of the Conferences

The Scope of the CSMA Conference:

The Contaminated Site Management in Asia (CSMA) is directed at understanding and effectively managing the complex nature of sites contaminated with organic and inorganic constituents. Effective contaminated site management necessitates balancing a number of overlapping and interrelated factors including technical, legal, regulatory, societal and business (economic) issues. Contamination creates impacts; impacts drive liabilities. There have been significant advancements in our understanding of contaminated sites and in our abilities to effectively manage them. This conference seeks to provide a comprehensive forum to discuss these advancements.

Abstracts will be accepted for each of these themes in the following topic areas. The topic areas listed below are suggestions only. Actual topic/sessions will be decided based upon the abstracts received.

The Scope of the AORT Conference:

The Asian Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater (AORT) is intended to show that in-situ oxidation and reduction technologies are a rapidly growing area of remediation technologies in Asia and elsewhere. These technologies are effective in treating both organic and inorganic contaminants, which offer the possibility of rapid and inexpensive treatment. Some of these technologies have been rapidly accepted as site remediation options, and have been applied in a variety of sites in North America, Europe and Asia.

The research, development, commercialization and field application of these technologies have also been attracting increasing attention from industry, academia and government research laboratories in Europe. New oxidation and reduction processes continue to be developed. Consequently, the communication of the recent results of Asian leaders from academia, government research laboratories and industry is urgently needed to accelerate the technology transfer and the commercialization processes of Asian oxidation and reduction technologies. AORTs is intended to communicate these results.

To increase the networking of Asian professionals with North American and European professionals, experts from leading environmental companies and academic research groups from Asia, Europe, and North America are invited to present their work in AORTs. Other interested parties are also encouraged to participate.