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Division of Chemistry and the Environment

Dear Colleagues
I hope this message finds you all in good health! I would like to inform you that the scheduled for June 2021 in Venice, International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE) will be postponed for 2023 (a relevant announcement is already posted on the webpage www.icce2021.org). The reason for that decision is that we believe that in June 2021, i.e., less than a year from now, the situation with the pandemic will not be resolved and therefore, for lot of us, will not be possible to attend.
The Division of Chemistry and Environment will co-organize a conference that the Institute of Environmental
Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Zabrze, the Institute     of Chemistry of the University of Opole and the Opole Section of the Polish Chemical Society are organizing  on June 23-26, 2021.
The link to the webpage is the following:     http://12pkchrom.wch.uni.opole.pl/about-the-conference/
On behalf of all delegates of DCE, I apologize for this change in program and I look forward to meeting you virtually in our digital conference.
Kind regards
Ioannis Katsoyiannis
Chair of DCE


17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE)

The Association of Greek Chemists (AGC), through the Regional Division of Central and Western Macedonia and the Division of Chemistry and Environment (DCE) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) successfully organized the 17th International Conference on Chemistry and Environment (ICCE 2019) between 16 and 20 June 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference was under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, as well as of the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The conference took place at the congress center of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Center for the Dissemination of Research Results (KEDEA).

More than 500 participants from 65 countries attended the conference. A total of 295 oral and 230 poster presentations were presented. Five world-renowned plenary speakers, successfully delivered their lectures on topics in their field of expertise. The conference consisted of 19 different topics, covering a wide range of environmental chemistry and technology, while extensive sessions were held in related fields, such as Analytical Chemistry and Green Chemistry.

More specifically, current and pressing environmental problems, which are of great concern to all countries worldwide, were discussed and analyzed. Water scarcity and reuse, the presence of micro-plastics and micro-pollutants in the water, the circular economy and resource recovery and the consequences of widespread use of glyphosate were some of the topics analyzed by prominent scientists.

Invited Plenary Speakers

Constantini Samara, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, “Key insights into the invitro toxicity of airborne particulate matter in urban areas – The involvement of residential wood burning”

Silvia Lacorte, Professor, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Idaea-Csic, Barcelona, Spain, “The intriguing link between chemical exposure and biological effects”

Urs von Gunten, Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) & École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, “Oxidative processes for water treatment. Are we on track?”

Roland Kallenborn, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and University Centre in Svalbard, Norway, “Organic environmental pollutants as quality indicators and sentinels for circular bioeconomy and development of sustainable energy resources”

Mathias Ernst, Professor, Technical University of Hamburg, Germany, “Impact of natural organic matter (NOM) on CaSO4 crystallisation in the reverse osmosis process”


Full report of the conference outcomes


Earlier ICCEs:

ICCE 2017

16th EuChemS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
18-22 June 2017, Oslo, Norway.

ICCE 2015: 15th EuChemS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
20-24 September 2015, Leipzig, Germany

ICCE 2013: 14th EuChemS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
24-28 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain

ICCE 2011: 13th EuChemS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
11-15 September 2011, Zurich, Switzerland
Emerging Issues in Environmental Chemistry: from Basic Research to Implementation

ICCE 2009: 12th EuChemS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
14-17 June 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

Other Meetings:

‘Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Associated with Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF): Chemistry, Remediation, and Regulatory Issues’ – Symposium co-organized with EuChemS DCE at the
ACS 251st National Meeting & Exhibition
13-17 March 2016, San Diego, Calfornia, USA Sediments

Contased 2015: International Conference on Contaminated Sediments
7–13 March 2015, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland