2nd International Roundtable Webinar on "Microplastic and Nanoplastic Pollution in Different Environments: Freshwater, Marine, Air and Soil"

June 22-23, 2024 | Online

Welcome to RTW-MNP 2024

In this event, microplastics and nanoplastics are collectively called "Micro(nano)plastics [MNPs]" and constitute the majority of plastic contaminants. Globally, MPs are ubiquitous and NPs have also been observed in environmental samples. As MPs are inhaled or consumed through food or drinking water, MPs have been detected in hundreds of animal and plant species. Since MNPs are small, ubiquitous, and persistent, their potential toxicity and health effects have drawn significant attention and prompted a rapid increase in research. The 2nd International Roundtable Webinar on "Microplastic and Nanoplastic Pollution in Different Environments: Freshwater, Marine, Air and Soil", is organized in collaboration with the 2nd International Conference on Chemical, Energy Science and Environmental Engineering (CESEE-2024) will be hosted in Rome, Italy during June 21-23, 2024. This event aims to bring together leading academicians, scientists, researchers, industrialists, policy makers and research scholars to share and exchange their experiences and research findings on all aspects of Microplastics and Nanoplastics. And this event is expected to develop collaborations, networking and disseminate knowledge regarding the recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges and their solutions in the field of MP/NP pollution.

Committee Members

Honor Committee

Prof. Mike Elliott, University of Hull, UK

Prof. David Bowers, Bangor University, UK

Organizing Committee
Dr. K.L. Priya, TKM College of Engineering, India
Dr. S. Haddout, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
Dr. Joan Cecilia C. Casila, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Dr. I. Ljubenkov, Water Development, Croatia
Prof. A.M. Hoguane, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. D. G. Bowers, Universite of Bangor, UK
Dr. D. Abessa, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Dr. F. Matic, Institute of oceanography and fisheries - Split, Croatia
Dr. D. Duc Nguyen, Kyonggi University, Republic of Korea/Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Viet Nam
Dr. K. R.Renjith, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, India
Dr. C. C. Boaventura, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Dr. M. A. Quirapas-Franco, Aquatera Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore
Dr. U. Surendran, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), India
Dr. Bilal Acar, University of Selcuk, Turkey
Dr. Ronaldo B. Saludes, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Dr. G. T. Gimiliani, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Dr. D. Elemam, Damietta University, Egypt
Dr. Decibel V. Faustino-Eslava, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. K. Kantamaneni, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Dr. A.A. Delos Reyes Jr., University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines
Dr.Tri Retnaningsih Soeprobowati, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Technical Committee
Assoc. Prof. Sachin Sharma, Aravali Institute of Technical Studies, India
Assoc. Prof. Raj Kumar Satankar, Poornima College of Engineering, India
Reviewer Member
Assoc. Prof. Sachin Sharma, Aravali Institute of Technical Studies, India
Assoc. Prof. Raj Kumar Satankar, Poornima College of Engineering, India
Dr. Abinash Sahoo, Odisha University of Technology, India
Dr. Silvia Fraissinet, University of Salento, Italy

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
April 20, 2024

Notification of Acceptance
May 20, 2024

Registration Deadline
May 30, 2024

Webinar Dates
June 22-23, 2024

Paper Templates

All the submissions should be formatted according to the Webinar template.
 Abstract Template
*For presentation only without publication.

Full Paper Template(Word)
* Submitted paper should be written in English and full paper should be limited to a minimum of 12 pages.
*Papers must describe original and unpublished work on the topics of the webinar.

Program At A Glance

Detailed conference program will come out about two weeks before the webinar starts.

June 22, 2024 Opening Speech, Keynote Speeches, Invited Presentations, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations
June 23, 2024 Invited Presentations, Oral Presentations


1) Accepted full papers will be published on the book series Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences (SPEES) that indexed by Scopus.




2) Selected paper can be recommended to Estuarine Management and Technologies (Link: https://emt.pensoft.net/articles) journal.

Call for Papers--Flyer Download

Prospective authors (Scientists, academicians, researchers, decision makers, government officials…etc) are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the roundtable webinar through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of MNPs pollution are cordially invited for presentation at the webinar. The roundtable webinar solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials. The best oral and poster presentations will be honored with a certificate of merit. Prospective authors are requested to submit quality research articles on the MNPs pollution, and key topics can be but not limited to:

• Plastic and microplastic pollution and associated contaminants
• Microfibers and nanoplastics from textiles
• Effect of micro and nanoplastics on human health
• Innovative solutions to mitigate microplastic pollution
• Degradation of microplastics
• Sources, fate and effects of micro and nanoplastics
• Socioeconomic and environmental impact assessment and risk analysis
• Sampling, extraction, purification and identification approaches for micro and nanoplastics
• Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics and nanoplastics
• Ecotoxicological characterisation of nano and microplastics(Including degradation products-leaching and adsorbed pollutants)

• Chemical and biological recycling of waste plastics and microplastics
• Removal and remediation of microplastics via different methods
• Modelling fate and transport of plastics and micro- and nanoplastics in the environment
• Nano and microplastics as a systemic risk for social-ecological supply systems
• Valorisation of plastics waste into chemicals and/or fuels
• Environmental economics and policy regarding plastic debris
• Application of machine learning
• Legislation, policies and economic impacts

Conference Speakers

The information of speakers will be updated soon...

Title of the Talk: Tackling microplastics pollution in global environment through integration of applied technology, policy instruments, and legislation

Abstract: Microplastic pollution is a serious environmental problem that affects both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Small particles with size of less than 5 mm, known as microplastics (MPs), persist in the environment and pose serious threats to various species from micro-organisms to humans. However, terrestrial environment has received less attention than the aquatic environment, despite being a major source of MPs that eventually reaches water body. To reflect its novelty, this work aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of MPs pollution in the global environment and various solutions to address MP pollution by integrating applied technology, policy instruments, and legislation. This review critically evaluates and compares the existing technologies for MPs detection, removal, and degradation, and a variety of policy instruments and legislation that can support the prevention and management of MPs pollution. Furthermore, this review identifies the gaps and challenges in addressing the complex and diverse nature of MPs and calls for joint actions and collaboration from stakeholders to contain MPs. As water pollution by MPs is complex, managing it effectively requires their responses through the utilization of technology, policy instruments, and legislation. It is evident from a literature survey of 227 published articles (1961-2023) that existing water technologies are promising to remove MPs pollution. Membrane bioreactors and ultrafiltration achieved 90% of MPs removal, while magnetic separation was 88% effective at extracting target MPs from wastewater. In biological process, one kg of wax worms could consume about 80 g of plastic/day. This means that 100 kg of wax worms can eat about 8 kg of plastic daily, or about 2.9 tons of plastic annually. Overall, the integration of technology, policy instrument, and legislation is crucial to deal with the MPs issues. Keywords: Climate change; Marine; Maritime; Nanoplastics; Ocean; Plastics

Biography: Dr. Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan is a recognized global leader in tackling complex environmental problems that have significant societal relevance and positive impact in the world. His research interests are in the areas of wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Dr. Kurniawan is an outstanding all-around scholar. The scientific contributions are tangible manifestations of his competence and research impact in the discipline. Just recently, the Elsevier publisher and Stanford University (US) have listed him among the top 2% of highly cited scientists in the field of Environmental Sciences.







Title of the Talk: Abundance and Characterization of Microplastics in Different Water Matrices and Their Removal from Sewage Systems by Sustainable Tertiary Treatment Processes

Abstract: Microplastics (MPs) are tiny plastic particles measuring less than 5 mm in size and are considered as emerging hazardous micro-pollutants globally owing to their pervasive presence in the environment and potential ecological and human health hazards. Atmosphere is regarded as a significant pathway for MPs global cycling, while land-based sources including discharge from sewage treatment plants (STPs) are acting as a prominent route for their re-entry into the riverine systems. Though MPs abundance and removal efficacy in different secondary treatment technique-based STPs have been extensively studied worldwide, such studies are scarce in Indian conditions. In this context, the first segment of the talk intends to provide the first evidence of MPs deposition in rainwater (wet atmospheric MPs deposition) in the selected urban and peri-urban areas of India, highlighting their characteristics, potential sources, and transport factors in the environment. Additionally, a comprehensive assessment of MPs abundance, distribution, characteristics, and their removal efficacy in the selected secondary treatment technique-based STPs like activated sludge process (ASP), aerated lagoon (AL), sequential batch reactor (SBR), moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR), fluidized aerobic bioreactor (FAB), upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASB), trickling filter (TF), and bio-tower (BT) in India will be provided. Of late, the need for sustainable tertiary treatment techniques for MPs removal has been realized due to their considerable presence in large volumes of secondary-treated sewage effluent despite the high removal efficacy of STPs. Since the coagulation-flocculation-sedimentation (CFS) system and rapid sand filtration are recognized as low-maintenance tertiary treatment techniques, it is necessary to investigate their MPs removal efficacy from secondary-treated sewage effluents. Moreover, the information on the application of either a combined system of an inorganic coagulant and an organic biopolymer as a coagulant or a biochar-integrated rapid sand filtration in removing MPs and their interaction in the aqueous matrices is scarce. In these regards, the second segment of the talk intends to deal with the removal of MPs from real-time secondary-treated effluents from MBBR and SBR-based STPs using ferric chloride (inorganic coagulant) and chitosan (biopolymer) as the coagulant aid based on the outcomes of batch experimentation with parametric effects on synthetic water containing polystyrene (PS) microbeads. Similarly, the use of cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB)-modified magnetic biochar, derived from locally-available biomass, as a novel adsorbent and their potential integration in a rapid sand filter to remove MPs during batch sorption and fixed-bed column studies will be also discussed. The applications of the ferric chloride-chitosan CFS system as well as CTAB-modified magnetic biochar-integrated sand filtration on the real sewage effluents spiked with PS microbeads showing efficient MPs removal highlights their practical relevance as sustainable tertiary treatment techniques for removing MPs from sewage effluents.

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Title of the Talk: Microplastics, nanoplastics, and microalgae in aquatic ecosystem

Abstract: Microplastics and nanoplastics (MNPs) are a serious environmental problem in the aquatic ecosystem. Indonesia is the second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. This paper reviews the occurrence and distribution of MNPs pollution in Indonesia. Fragments, foams, pellets, films, fibers, and microbeads are common shapes of MNPs abundant in the aquatic ecosystem. MNPs in aquatic ecosystems are then ingested by marine biota and make their way into the human food chain. The occurrence of MNPs in aquatic ecosystems has been studied in several places, but the influence of MNPs in the ecosystem function and food webs, as well as their interaction with microalgae as a primary basis of aquatic food webs, needs further study. The current state of knowledge on the interaction between MNPs and microalgae. Epiplastic has been studied and reported in different communities compared to the surrounding ecosystem. This is a challenge to further studies: do microalgae able to remediate MNPs, or do MNPs influence microalgae growth?

Biography: Tri Retnaningsih Soeprobowati, leader of Cluster for Paleolimnology (CPalim), Diponegoro University, Indonesia. She has been working in aquatic ecosystem since 1995. Her research topics are focused on microalgae as bioindicator of water quality, microalgae for phycoremediation, and diatoms (Bacillariphytes) for reconstruction of past environmental changes in aquatic ecosystem.







RTW-MNP 2024 Registration

Please make the registration after your full paper or abstract is accepted. Registration of accepted paper must be done by one of author(s) of paper, other co-authors or accompanying person who want to attend the conference can register as the listener.

*Author(Regular/Committees/Student Author): Submit full paper for publication and present accepted paper on the conference online.
*Presenter: Submit abstract for presentation only without publication.
* Listeners: Attend the conference only, without submission and publication.

Registration Types

Early Bird
By Feb.28, 2024
Regular Registration
  After Feb.28, 2024
The Registration Fee includes:
Regular Author 450USD 500USD

1. Oral/Poster Presentation

2. Publish one full paper in the conference proceedings (12 pages)

3. Conference program book (PDF)

4. Access to all technical sessions

5. Certificate of Presentation

Committees/Student Author 400USD 450USD
Additional Page 60USD/Page 60USD/Page

From the 13th Page

Presenter (Presentation Only) 250USD 300USD

1. Oral/Poster Presentation (for Presenter only)

2. Conference program book(PDF)

3. Access to all technical sessions

4. Certificate of Presentation/Certificate of Attendance

Listener 150USD 150USD

▪ One regular registration is should be 12 pages including all figures, tables, and references. Extra pages will be charged at 60USD.
▪ Only the first author is student could enjoy student registration fee. Please provide valid student proof.
▪ Accepted papers MUST be presented at the conference by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified proxy. Papers may be presented orally or as posters.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

1. The conference organizers will not refund or pay any compensation in which the non-attendance or withdrawal is due to any personal reasons.
2. The conference organizers reserves the right to change the dates the conference due to force majeure.
3. All refund requests need to be made via email to conference secretary.

Cancellation up to 60 days prior to conference date Refundment of 70% for the registration fee
60-30 days prior to conference date Refundment of 50% for the registration fee
Within 30 days prior to conference date No refund

Call for Nominations–MNPs Awards: SUBMIT BY 10 May 2024

The 2nd International Roundtable Webinar Committee is calling for nominations for the distinguished awards namely, Life Time Achievement Award (LTAA), Young Researcher Award (YRA) and Student Award(SA) to be presented at the 2nd International Roundtable webinar, which will be held in Jun 22-23, 2024, Online. Nominations should be sent by e-mail by 10 May 2024. The winners of LTAA will be notified by 30 May 2024 and the winners of YRA and SA will be selected during the roundtable webinar based on their presentations.
The MNPs awards recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions in the MNPs pollution. All nominations are reviewed by the International Roundtable Webinar Committee with some of the world’s leading experts.
We welcome nominations from all parts of the world. The MNPs awards excellence in both science and practice. As the MNPs area is rapidly evolving, we actively seek to broaden our networks and include many different specialties. Anyone may submit a nomination and the procedure is simple.

a-The Certificate of Excellence, Memento, and Photographs will be a testimony. Further, this recognition and additional proof of hard-work and achievements must be globally accessible for Researchers and hence will be available online 24/7.
b-The winners' names will be posted on Website.
c- A CAFE webniar (Online) with world’s leading experts works.

Awards are presented in the following topics:

    • Microplastic detection
    • Microplastic pollution
    • Microplastics identification
    • Nanoparticle tracking analysis
    • Nanoplastics
    • Particle toxicity
    • Plastic pollution assessment

Criteria for LTAA
a-The candidate should of 50 years and above. The candidate shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting significance.
b-The results achieved by the candidate shall have proven impact or great potential and inspiration for further important contributions.
c-Anyone can submit a nomination for the MNPs award, however, self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not permitted.

Criteria for YRA
a- The candidate should be of age between 30 and 50 years.
b- The candidate should have contributed to any of the two topics widely.
c- The candidate will have to apply for YRA along with the abstract of the work. Once short listed, the candidate will be asked to submit the full length paper and have to present during the webinar.

Criteria for SA
a- The candidate should be a undergraduate, post graduate or research scholar of less than 30 years.
b- The candidate will have to apply for SA along with the abstract of the work. Once short listed, the candidate will be asked to submit the full length paper and have to present during the webinar.

The International Roundtable Webinar Committee and world’s leading experts works in two steps:

a-After the first screening of all nominations, the Committee develops a shortlist. Nominators of shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to submit a full nomination (a comprehensive compilation of the candidate’s accomplishments, CV, list of publications, evaluation reports… etc and at least two letters of recommendation).
b-Shortlisted nominations are there after further reviewed so that the Nominating Committee can arrive at a shortlist of only three candidates in ranked order.

Call for Reviewers--Reviewer List

If you are interested in performing the reviewing work, please kindly sent your CV to conference email. If you have any colleagues that may also be interested in serving as the peer reviewer of 2nd International Roundtable Webinar, please forward the invitation to him or her. Thank you!

Purpose of Peer-reviewing

The full papers should be peer-reviewed by at least two expert reviewers before accepted. And the revised papers may go through the second round of peer-review if necessary. Thus, your review comments on the papers should be responsible and helpful to improve the paper content, structure and language.

Is there a review certificate for me?

Of course, if you have reviewed 2 or more papers and given helpful suggestions.

How could I be a TPC member?

The quantity and quality of your review reports will be considered. Your following information will be posted if you are included: Name, Title, Affiliation, and Nationality.


Reviewer Qualifications

• PhD level or above
• Active researchers in the related field
• At least have one or more recent publications in peer-reviewed journals

Reviewer Benefits

• Refresh your knowledge
• Gain some experience in that field
• Enjoy a discount for your International Roundtable Webinar registration fee
• Be a potential candidate of Technical Program Committee for the next International Roundtable Webinar

Reviewer Responsibilities

• Keep the manuscripts to be reviewed as confidential documents
• Give constructive review comments, not just simple Accept or Reject
• Send back the review comments within two to three weeks

1st International Roundtable Webinar History

The 1st International Roundtable Webinar is organized on a multi-criteria decision making tool for the management of water bodies in developing countries towards climate change resilience. As results, we are impressed by academic background and a scientific accomplishment for some experts in related fields, this roundtable is organized (17/10/2022) and discussed many subject problems.