2nd Annual IIES Scientific Workshop

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, August 21 - 24, 2016

 

Program

Saturday, 20.8.2016

18.00                                                Bus transfer from Kuopio Airport - Hotel Scandic

                                                          (the bus is marked with a University of Eastern Finland sign and will be

                                                           located in front of the terminal)

 

Sunday, 21.8.2016

17.30 – 18.30                                Pre-Registration possibility at Hotel Scandic

18.30 – 21.30                                Get-together evening at Hotel Scandic

 

Monday, 22.8.2016

08.00                                              Bus transfer Hotel Scandic – University / Tietoteknia

08.00 – 08.40                                Registration

08.40 – 08.50                               Opening of the Meeting

                            Academic rector Professor Jaakko Puhakka

08.50 - 09.15                                 Introduction to IIES

                                                         Professor Douglas Evans, School of the Environment, Trent University, Canada

09.15 - 09.30                                 Workshop practical information      

                                                         Karin Koivisto, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

         

Session 1

Environmental Health           Chair: Professor Yu Zhao, Nanjing University, P. R. China

 

09.35 – 09.55                               'Can predictive models map soil lead concentrations in urban environments?'

                                                        Sarah Donoghue, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

09.55 - 10.15                                'Daytime and night time VOC concentrations in Finnish schools'

                                                        Dr. Maija Leppänen, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                        University of Eastern Finland, Finland

10.15 – 11.40                             Coffee and poster session

10.40 - 11.00                                'Cadmium isotope fractionation of the surface waters in a mining area

                                                         impacted by acid mine drainage'

                                                         Wenjun Yang, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen

                                                         University, P. R. China

11.00 – 11.20                                'Metal mining in fresh water ecosystems - metal distribution and the effects

                                                         of seasonality on ecological risk assessment'

                                                         Kristiina Väänänen, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

11.20 - 11.40                                 'Direct and indirect effects of metal nanoparticles on toxic HAB species

                                                         Alexandrium tamarense (dinophyceae)'

                                                         Dr. Yuelu Jiang, Graduate School of Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, P. R. China

11.40 - 12.00                                 'Distribution among the dissolved and particulate phase of endocrine

                                                         disruptors in urban wastewater, effluents and receiving waters and estrogenic

                                                          activity with YES-assay'

                                                         Professor Sébastian Sauvé, Directeur académique Institut EDDEC, University of

                                                         Montreal, Canada

12.00 – 13.00                              Lunch

 

Session 2

Air Quality and Health           Chair: Professor Jorma Jokiniemi, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

 

13.00 – 13.20                                'Enhancing China's Environmental Health Studies of PM2.5 through Satellite

                                                         Remote Sensing'

                                                         Zong-Wei Ma, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse,

                                                         School of the Environment, Nanjing University, P. R. China

13.20 - 13.40                                'One year of aerosol size and black carbon measurements in Nanjing, China'

                                                         Dr. Ari Leskinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

13.40 - 14.00                                'Toxicological responses of human alveolar epithelial cells exposed to size-

                                                         segregated urban air particulate matter from Nanjing, China'

                                                         Teemu Rönkkö, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

14.00 - 14.20                                 'The immunomodulatory effects of farm dust and urben air particulate

                                                          matter: A pilot study'

                                                          Maria-Viola Martikainen, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

14.20 – 14.50                             Coffee and poster session

14.50 - 15.10                                 'A Novel Device for Cell Exposure at the Air-Liquid Interface'

                                                         Dr. Mika Ihalainen, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

15.10 - 15.30                                'Novel exposure system for combustion emissions and nanoparticles'

                                                         Dr. Pasi Jalava, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, 

                                                         University of Eastern Finland, Finland                                                    

15.45 - 17.45                                 Visit to the UEF/ILMARI Aerosol Physics, Chemistry and Toxicology Research

                                                         Unit and the UEF/Savonia University of Applied Science Water Laboratory at

                                                         Kuopio Science Park

17.45                                               Bus transfer Kuopio Science Park - Reception hosted by the City of Kuopio at

                                                         Kuopio City Hall

                                                         Note, that the bus transfer from Kuopio Science Park will be directly to the

                                                         City Reception and not via Hotel Scandic

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18.00 – 19.30                             Reception hosted by the City of Kuopio at Kuopio City Hall

 

Tuesday, 23.8.2016

08.00                                               Bus transfer Hotel Scandic – University / Tietoteknia

 

Session 3

Enviromental Processes        Chair: Professor Rainer Schulin, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

 

08.30 - 08.50                                 'Role of natural organic matter (NOM) in binding uranium and incorporating

                                                         radiocarbon'

                                                         Michael R. Muir, School of GeoScieces, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

08.50 - 09.10                                 'Mechanistic understanding of key factors controlling mercury

                                                          bioaccumulation and risk in rice paddy fields'

                                                          Dr. Huan Zhong, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse,

                                                          School of the Environment, Nanjing University, P. R. China

09.10 - 09.30                                  'Modelling greenhouse gas exchange from heterogenous Seida landscape in

                                                           Northwestern Siberia'

                                                           Dr. Narasinha Shurpali, Department of Environmental and Biologica Sciences,

                                                           University of Eastern Finland, Finland

09.30 – 10.00                              Coffee and poster session

10.00 - 10.20                                  'DECONOMIX - Deconvolution of Complex Mixtures'

                                                          Dr. Margaret C. Graham, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

10.20 - 10.40                                  'Bioavailability of organic compounds in various environmental matrix'

                                                          Xinyi Cui, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School

                                                          of the Environment, Nanjing University, P. R. China

10.40 - 11.00                                  'The filed decomposition and DOM release dynamics of typical trees leaf

                                                           litter'

                                                          Dr. Shizhong Wang, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun

                                                          Yat-sen University, P. R. China

11.20 - 11.40                                  'Effects of species characteristics on bioaccumulation of polychlorinated

                                                           biphenyls (PCB) in mussels and fish'

                                                           Kaisa Figueiredo, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                           University of Eastern Finland, Finland

11.40 - 12.00                                   'Antimony in shooting range soil - an environmetal problem in Switzerland'

                                                           Professor Rainer Schulin, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, ETH Zürich,

                                                           Switzerland

12.00 – 13.00                                 Lunch

 

Session 4

Green Technologies                    Chair:  Assistant Professor Amit Bhatnagar, University of Eastern Finland,

                                                             Finland

13.00 - 13.20                                    'Water treatment residuals as soil amendments'

                                                             Dr. Ian W. Oliver, School of Physical & Geographical Sciences, Keele Univesity,

                                                             U.K.

13.20 - 13.40                                    'Bioelectrochemical Systems: Harnessing Electricity from Microbes'

                                                             Chang-Ping Yu, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National

                                                             Taiwan University, Taiwan

13.40 - 14.00                                    'Removal of recalcitrant organic pollutants by magnetically separable

                                                             heterogeneous Fenton like catalytic technology'

                                                            Dr. Mingce Long, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai

                                                            Jiao Tong University, P. R. China

14.00 - 14.20                                   'Synthesis of nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) from cotton and adsorption

                                                            studies with lead (Pb2+)'

                                                            Emmamnuel Abu-Danso, Department of Environmental  and  Biological

                                                            Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

14.20 – 14.50                                 Coffee and poster session

14.50 - 15.10                                    'Transformation of selenium species by green fresh water algae'

                                                             Professor Dirk Wallschläger, School of the Environment, Trent University,

                                                            Canada

15.10 - 15.30                                    'Spinel ferrites based nanocomposites for environmental remediation'

                                                            Dr. Chella Santhosh, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                            University of Eastern Finland, Finland

15.50 - 16.10                                    'Arsenate and arsenite removal using nano.TiO2-feldspar impregnated

                                                            chitosan: pH-dependence and UV irradiation studies'

                                                            Roza Yazdani, Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, Aalto

                                                            University, Finland

15.50 - 16.10                                   'Sediment amendments and remediation of aquatic systems'

                                                            Dr. Jarkko Akkanen, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,

                                                            University of Eastern Finland, Finland

16.10 - 16.30                                 Discussion

16.30                                                  Bus transfer University – Hotel Scandic

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17.45                                                 Bus transfer Hotel Scandic – Puijo Tower

18.00                                                Visit to the Puijo Tower FMI/UEF/ICOS Measurement Station

19.00 - 22.00                                 Dinner at Puijo Tower Restaurant

22.00                                                  Bus transfer Puijo Tower - Hotel Scandic

 

Wednesday, 24.8.2016

08.00                                               Bus transfer Hotel Scandic – University / Tietoteknia

08.30 - 09.30                              Discussion

09.30 – 10.00                             Coffee and poster session

 

Session 5

Environmental Policy             Chair: Professor Mikko Kolehmainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland    

         

10.00 - 10.20                                 'The effects of China's control policies on historical and future trends on

                                                          atmoshperic pollutant emissions'

                                                          Professor Yu Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource

                                                          Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, P. R. China

10.20 - 10.40                                 'China's Hg policies and their implications for the overall success of Minamata

                                                           Convention'

                                                           Dr. Yan Lin, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway

10.40 - 11.00                                   'Educating for Environmental Sustainability: Promoting sustainable mindsets

                                                           and actions through interdisciplinary education'

                                                           Dr. Asaf Zohar, Sustainability Studies Program, Trent University, Canada

11.00 - 11.30                                  'Mediated Negotiations in Forest based Responsive Bioeconomy'

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                                                           The Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society:

                                                            Example of our research interests

                                                            Adjunct Professor Irmeli Mustalahti, Department of Geographical and

                                                            Historical studies, University of Eastern Finland, Finland           

11.30 - 11.45                                   Closing of the Meeting

11.45 – 12.45                               Lunch

12.45                                                 Bus transfer to the Airport

13.00                                                 Bus transfer to Hotel Scandic