The symposia on Electrokinetic Remediation have been held for more than a decade. The first was in Albi (France) in 1997, and was followed by eleven more editions that have spread all around the world: Lyngby, Denmark (1999), Karlsruhe, Germany (2001), Mol, Belgium (2003), Ferrara, Italy (2005), Vigo, Spain (2007), Seoul, South Korea (2008), Lisbon, Portugal (2009), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2010), Utrecht, The Netherlands (2011), Sapporo, Japan (2012) and finally Boston, USA (2013). All of them were attended by a diverse audience representing the engineering and scientific communities with a well-deserved success of participants. We expect to achieve the same success with the 13th edition of this conference (EREM 2014) in Málaga (Spain) and that it will continue in the next edition, expected to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2016).
The first editions of this conference were especially focused on the use of electrokinetic techniques for the remediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals, organic compounds, radioactive waste, etc. In recent years, there is a growing interest in the applicability of the electrokinetic techniques in other areas, especially their use in production processes: water treatment, waste water treatment, mining, food industry, etc. So, we hope that this edition in Málaga will provide a venue to present and discuss new research results concerning electrokinetics, which include but do not limit to: fundamental aspects of electrokinetics, applied research, environmental remediation, modelling and simulation, combined techniques, etc.
University of Málaga
The symposium will be held at the University of Málaga (UMA), a relatively young University that is celebrating in 2013 its 40th anniversary. Málaga is a city located in the south of Spain bathed by the Mediterranean Sea that was founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BC. Nowadays it is the sixth most populous city in Spain, and is the main city of The Costa del Sol, a touristic destination of world renown.
Our University is proud to host the 13th symposium on electrokinetic remediation (EREM2014), and kindly invite you to participate at the conference. You can contact us at info.EREM2014@uma.es
We welcome you and look forward to seeing you in Málaga.