We are pleased to invite you at the 19th edition of International Symposium “Environment and Industry” that will be held in Bucharest, Romania, in the period 13-14 of October 2016.
We already started the preparation of the symposium, planning to impress both new and regular participants. The 19th International Symposium “Environment and Industry” aims to bring together scientists, professors, consultants representing research and educational organizations, economic units, environmental authorities from all over the world in order to exchange their results, propose potential solutions to environmental issues and to contribute to the integration of environmental dimension in the decision making process. The 19th International Symposium “Environment and Industry” aims to:

  • Provide a platform for experience sharing among the environmental scientists
  • Give opportunities for future co-operation in the field of environmental protection
  • Strengthen the role of multidisciplinary research in solving environmental issues at local, regional or global level
  • Identify new research directions in the field of environmental protection
  • Disseminate research results within the scientific and economic communities
  • Provide a discussion forum on the latest developments in the field of environmental protection

All presented papers will be included in the symposium proceedings book that will be submitted for indexation to international scientific databases. Main topics of the symposium includes: 1. Sustainable environmental technologies

  • Water supply and sanitation
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Sludge management
  • Waste management
  • Soil remediation

2. Pollution assessment and management systems

  • Water quality, water use: standards, permitting
  • Environmental risk assessment and health impact of contaminated sites
  • Management and reclaiming of lands

3. Pollution control and monitoring

  • Air quality
  • River basin and stream systems
  • Groundwater resources
  • Contaminated sites

4. Other environmental topics 5. Presentation of companies – products, apparatus and equipment in the field of environmental protection Therefore we kindly ask you to submit yours most recent and valuable research results in the field of environmental protection and also use this opportunity to expand your network of environmental professionals. Apart from enriching your professional knowledge, this symposium will be an opportunity to discover a part of Europe that you may not know very well – Bucharest, the capital of Romania that used to be known as “Little Paris”. We hope that you’ll positively answer to our invitation, Welcome to Romania!

  • development of new techniques/performant methods for the  analytical control of the pollution level of water, air, soil, sediment and wastes with different cathegories of pollutants, including with dangerous substances;
  • elaboration of modern methods/methodologies and /or optimization of existing national analytical standard methods in the field of biology, bacteriology and eco-toxicology, in view to compliance with European Union regulations (EN, ISO, OECD norms);
  • elaboration/implementation of biochemical methods for enzimatic analysis used for assuring:

-the control of viability and functional state of the activated sludge used as inocul in

biological treatment instalations;

-evaluation of the toxic effects generated by chemical substances/products on microbian

activity from soil and/or aquatic organisms.

  • analytical investigation on potable water quality from raw water to consumer;
  • hydrobiological studies for monitoring of the ecological diversity of aquatic ecosystems and development of management plans for the natural capital sustenability;
  • evaluation of the impact produced by industrial pollution on biotic components of the aquatic ecosystems and estimation of the ecological risk for surface water;
  • elaboration of modern methodologies for characterization /physical-chemical and biological classification of solid and liquid wastes;
  • studies concerning greenhouse effects of gas emissions; performance of characteristic parameters for solid and liqhid wastes;
  • studies for mathematical modeling of polltants despersion in air and of the noise level.

Tratare si epurare ape

  • research on modern processes for the advanced removal of hazardous/prioritary hazardous compounds from water/wastewater (setting up the techniques, processes, reaction mechanisms, process kinetics etc);
  • applied research on development/optimization of wastewater treatment technologies;
  • applied research for chemical/biological sludge conditioning/processing and reuse of valuable elements;
  • studies, projects in the field of water management;
  • development of new technologies and/or optimization of existing technologies for: industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, treatment/potabilisation of surfaces and underground water;
  • biological and chemical sludge conditioning/processing; recovery and reuse of useful products;
  • projects in the field of hydro works (feasibility studies, technical design projects);
  • technical assistance for environmental technologies testing/implementation at pilot/industrial level.

1. Development of new instruments and data processing and interpretation in the environmental impact and ecological risk using modern mathematical methods: Dempster Shafer theory, ER algorithm, rough set theory

2. Environmental analyses: for environmental aspects identification and impacts assessment and for dangerous substances identification

3. Courses, procedures and instruments for training and evaluation of professional competencies:

– training in management systems field

– personnel formation in quality and environment field through the development and authorization of 4 professional formation programs :

Auditor in quality field – cod COR 242303

Environmental auditor – cod COR 242305

Quality management systems manager – cod COR 242302

Environmental management systems manager – cod COR 242304

– professional competences evaluation of 2 occupations in environmental protection field: Environmental management systems manager and Environmental auditor.

4. Development of management and occupational standards

5. Design and implementation of quality, environmental, occupational health and safety and food safety management systems according to international standards ISO – 9001, 14001, 22000, and OHSAS 18001 specification

Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness”

Priority axis 2 “Research, technological development and innovation for competitiveness”

Management Authority – Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment

Intermediary Body – National Agency for Scientific Research

Development of INCD ECOIND research infrastructure in order to extend and diversify research works in the field of industrial ecology

Beneficiary: National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology – INCD ECOIND Bucharest

Project co-financed from European Regional Development Fund

To observe the conditions imposed in the Treaty for Romania’s Accession to the EU and the guidelines in „Romania’s Post–accession Strategy”, as well as accomplish the priorities outlined in the National Strategic Reference Framework and in the National Development Plan (PND) 2007 -2013, at national level social and economic cohesion and regional development policies have been developed and adjusted to the European policies and to Lisbon Strategy aimed basically at economic growth and creation of new jobs. According to the post-accession strategy, the key focus is placed on correct application of the economic and environment policies integration measures that would secure pollution reduction and improvement if the economic performances, especially with regard to the economic competitiveness. According to the National RDI Strategy, to facilitate integration into ERA, research infrastructure development policies were issued to ensure proper development and endowment of the RDI institutes, matching the levels available in other EU institutes.

In this context, the present project, developed in the frame of Sectoral Operational Programme Increase of Economic Competitiveness, aimed at development of a modern research infrastructure in INCD-ECOIND, is in line with the European standards and that allows diversification of the research and development activities and enhancing their quality and European competitiveness, resulting into higher economic competitiveness for both the institute and the beneficiary companies.

The development of institute’s infrastructure and endowment of research departments / laboratories with high performance modern equipments is contributing to the improvement of institute’s research capacity and is assuring the development of new research directions both and national /regional and European/international level. The 15 new research directions initiated during the project are in complete accordance with the strategic objectives of the national environmental policy and are focussing on topics of European interest such as:

Environmental pollution control

  1. Development of new / optimized techniques for hazardous substances pollution control (water, air, soil)
  2. Development of new ecotoxicological methods / tests for toxicity assessment of hazardous substances upon soil microorganisms
  3. Elaboration of testing / assessment strategies of risks generated by hazardous substances (support for REACH implementation)
  4. Development of methods / techniques for bacteriological control and characterization of water, soil, air, sediments
  5. Modern methodologies for waste characterization / classification and assessment of risk induced by waste deposits
  6. Monitoring / assessment of greenhouse gases and determination of solid and liquid fuels characteristics
  7. Development of an complex system for identification of petroleum products sources – specific methodology for judicial analysis

Environmental pollution assessment

  1. Elaboration of integrated methodologies / models on assessment of  surface water sources pollution status due to the effects of anthropic sources and climatic change
  2. Evaluation of ecological risks for some industrial sectors
  3. Development of techniques, methodologies for environmental risk assessment of industrial activities

Environmental technologies for pollution abatement

  1. Development / promotion of innovative technologies / biotechnologies for xenobiotics, nutrients removal
  2. Development / consolidation of an regional network dedicated to industrial symbiosis, aiming to reduce resource / energy consumptions and capitalize the waste
  3. Development of solar environmental technologies  – clean technologies with low energy consumption
  4. Development of alternative / passive technologies for mine water treatment

Environmental and quality management systems

  1. Elaboration of methodologies for development and implementation of the European management and audit systems (EMAS II) and of new management systems (health & safety, food safety).

The main components of the project were:

Construction of a new building for the expansion and diversification of the R&D activities performed by INCD-ECOIND. The building can accommodate 150 persons and have basement, ground floor and five floors where the specific activities of the institute are carried-out and is supporting a higher research capacity, attracting young researchers and highly-qualified specialists from the country and abroad. The new building was finalised in 2011, the research activity being relocated to the new location in the first part of November 2011. The official opening took place on 15 of November 2011. There were created adequate space and endowment conditions for 13 new research laboratories / centres / compartments, within the existing departments.

Endowment of INCD-ECOIND’s research departments and laboratories with lab equipments and apparatus (70 research –development equipments), means of production and items of the furnishings and fixtures (including installations, other management and administration facilities, fire extinction /health & safety facilities, etc.), as well as procurement of intangible assets to support expansion of the current research activities and approaching new topics specific to environment protection, as well as higher European competitiveness of the institute and higher quality and more diverse offering of innovative services;

Enhancing the administrative capacity by carrying-out information and advertising campaigns to promote the institution, procurement of IT goods, office supplies and other products required for a better management of the institution and ensuring researchers’ access to databases, scientific publications, etc.

Project management was assured by a team that was responsible for coordination and monitoring of various activities of the project and implementation of adequate controls to ensure attainment of all the objectives and compliance with the economic, technical, quality and eco-efficiency indicators. The project team was composed from:

  1. Margareta Nicolau – Project Manager , General Manager
  2. Irina Eugenia Lucaciu – Deputy Project Manager, Responsible for equipments and intangible assets procurement
  3. Ion Viorel Patroescu – Infrastructure Responsible
  4. Lucian Alexandru Constantin – Financial Management Responsible, Information and Publicity Responsible
  5. Stefan Iliescu – Responible for monitoring of construction works

Within the enlarged project team are included also:

  1. Aurelia Ballo – Scientific Director / Deputy General Manager
  2. Stanca Stoica – Financial Operations Responsible
  3. Cristina Georgeta Zaharia – Public Procurement Responsible

At projects implementation participated also the head of laboratories, other researchers and specialists, which has the professional and management experience needed for the development of the new research directions.

The project’s promotion and information actions were the responsibility of project team. The activities for promotion and dissemination of the project were carried in accordance with the activities calendar from financing contract and consisted from: four radio publicity materials, three tv spots, three informative/promotion brochures, one information poster, a CD dedicated to the project’s results and two press releases in national newspapers.