Virtual Conference: Latin American Meetings on Anaerobic Digestion

Local Organizer: Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Community Organizer:

The current situation of the COVID 19 pandemic led the Organizing Committee to postpone the XIV Latin American Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion (DAAL 14), scheduled for 11 – 13 November 2020, Cozumel, Mexico. The new date will be defined for year 2022, also in Mexico. However, an online substitute event will enable a virtual meeting in 2020 between colleagues and friends: The Latin American Meetings on Anaerobic Digestion (J-DAAL). The event will be an integral series, organized in 4 days at different countries, each one addressing a core theme: Uruguay (22 October 2020). Topic: Anaerobic microbiology (Microbial ecology and molecular biology in anaerobic processes, anaerobic biodegradation of emerging contaminants) Brazil (29 October 2020). Topic: Sustainable wastewater treatment plants (Anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater, anaerobic digestion and circular economy, full-scale experiences) Chile (5 November 2020). Topic: Postreatment of anaerobic effluents (nutrient removal, modeling and control of anaerobic processes) Mexico (12 November 2020). Topic: Bio-refinery based on residues (Anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewater, anaerobic digestion of solid waste). Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: 31 August 2020.


  • Microbial ecology and molecular biology in anaerobic processes
  • Anaerobic treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater
  • Post-treatment of anaerobic effluents
  • Anaerobic digestion of solid waste
  • Anaerobic biodegradation of emerging contaminants
  • Modeling and control of anaerobic processes
  • Anaerobic digestion and circular economy: resource recovery
  • Full-scale experiences

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Germán Buitrón (Chair)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Carlos A Chernicharo
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
Sergio Francisco Aquino
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto Brazil
Lourdinha Florencio
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Brazil
André Bezerra dos Santos
Universidade Federal do Ceará Brazil
Marcelo Zaiat
Universidade de Sao Paulo Brazil
Gustavo Possetti
Diana Catalina Rodriguez
Universidad de Antioquia Colombia
Patricia Torres Lozada
Universidad de Antioquia Colombia
Janet Jiménez
Universidad de Sancti Spíritus José Martí Pérez Cuba
Andrés Donoso
Centro Tecnológico del Agua CETAQUA Chile
César Huilinir
Universidad de Santiago de Chile Chile
Fernando Fdz Polanco
Universidad de Valladolid Spain
Oscar Monroy
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Mexico
Francisco Cervantes
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Iván Moreno
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Hugo Méndez
Universidad de Guadalajara Mexico
Elías Razo
Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Mexico
Claudia Etchebehere
Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable Uruguay
Others to be invited