The new In Focus of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (JCTB) in Issue 6 contains thirteen research articles based on oral and poster communications presented at the 6th European Bioremediation Conference held in Chania, Greece, from June 29th to July 2nd, 2015. The event, co-organized by the Technical University of Crete and the University of Bologna, hosted more than 350 papers from 50 countries worldwide. Since 2001, the conference series has been establishing itself as a European forum for scientists and engineers from all over the world, presenting extensive information on recent advances in environmental biotechnology.
The research papers in this issue focus on topics including: the valorisation of contaminated and polluted biomass and plastic wastes; the application of physical, chemical and biological technologies for environmental monitoring and waste purification and reuse; the restoration of the environment through remediation processes and the beneficial effects of biodegradation of waste products and drugs.
Selected article highlights include:
The valorisation of metal contaminated biomasses into biochars and activated carbons was investigated by Gonsalvesh et al. through slow pyrolysis followed by steam activation: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jctb.4882/abstract
The valorisation and reuse of water from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) by Fiorentino et al.:
The concept of specific waste-reuse was also the subject of work by Ujaczki et al.: