IUPAC CHEMRAWN XXII E-waste in Africa Conference & Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) 44th Annual International Conference

  • Author/Organiser: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), The Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN)
  • Event Website: https://e-wasteafrica.org/
  • Event Date: 09 November 2021 to 11 November 2021
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Lagos, Nigeria, as well as online
  • Associated Societies: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and The Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) announces IUPAC’s CHEMRAWN XXII E-Waste In Africa Conference in conjunction with the 44th Annual International Conference (44th AIC) of CSN. This special edition of the conference commemorates CSN’s 50-year anniversary.


Theme

  • Global Electrical & Electronic Waste: Health Hazards For Africa


Sub-Themes

  • Health Implications
  • Management
  • Recycling
  • Disposal
  • Economics


E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream globally. This has adverse environmental consequences and serious health implications because, as an abundance of literature shows, dumping of e-waste, particularly in Africa, is an act with devastating consequences. A global act, with the international chemical community actively involved, is therefore urgently needed, and this is the rationale behind this conference.


The conference will aim to inform stakeholders about the complexity of the e-waste problem and give guidance as to how to address it. This will be done in lectures, workshops, field trips, and interaction with industries presented concurrently with an exhibition focused on the e-waste value chain and the environment. It will also feature groundbreaking research papers and special scientific presentations designed to accelerate the application of chemical research to solving world problems.


The lectures will cover everything from the big picture to details about sophisticated metal recycling. The opening lecture will point to all the problems that have to be addressed to move globally in the direction of eco-friendly recycling of e-waste. Then in-depth lectures about many relevant topics will follow, including e-waste recycling: new opportunities and technologies; advances in recycling; from e-waste to new products; environmental impact from e-waste; educational challenges; and clean-up of e-waste landfills.

 

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