The National Conference on Recent Trends in Solid Waste Management (NCR TSWM) 2012 was held at the Chennai Institute of Technology, Kundrathur, on Saturday. The third edition of the NCRTSWM was chaired by Dr A Manoharan, senior scientist, Central Pollution Control Board and convened by Dr T Surendiran, professor and head, Department of Chemistry, CIT. Faculty members of CIT Dr B Kalidasan, P Elangovan, M Parimaladevi and P Paramasivam coordinated the event.
The conference provided a scientific forum to share and discuss latest research findings and policy developments regarding both material and energy recovery from organic resources. It included oral presentations, poster sessions and workshops on the topic, besides providing an opportunity for networking.
More than 350 delegates from across the nation attended the meet which had around 10 keynote speeches, 19 presentation sessions, four workshops, two special sessions and two special courses focusing on special issues of industrial and hazardous waste management and treatment. Measures to remediate contaminated sites by incorporating sustainable environmental practices were discussed.