4th International Conference on Disinfection and Disinfection By-Products (DDBP 2024)

The event aims to gather the international community of water professionals, including academia, industry, water utilities, policymakers, and other stakeholders of the water sector to explore the latest advances and recent challenges related to disinfection and disinfection by-products. 



  • Innovative technologies and practices related to water, wastewater and sludge disinfection
  • Emerging pathogens and disinfection by-products, antimicrobial resistance
  • Biological and chemical stability control in drinking water and wastewater reuse
  • Formation, fate and control of disinfection by-products
  • Monitoring, modelling and control for effective process management and optimization
  • Risk-based approaches for ecosystem quality and human health preservation
  • Nature-based and low-intensity solutions for water and wastewater disinfection
  • Water safe management in developing countries


Selected Speakers

  • Rita Dhodapkar, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Nehru Marg, India
    Fit for purpose wastewater reuse
  • Karl Linden, University of Colorado, USA
    This is not your father’s UV: How novel UV sources are accelerating disinfection and oxidation in water and wastewater treatment
  • Célia Manaia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
    Context matters: The ecology of environmental antibiotic resistance
  • Cesar Pulgarín, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Key points in solar disinfection by photo- Fenton systems
  • Chao Chen, Tsinghua University, China
    The 50 years of research on disinfection by-products in water


Event Details

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