On behalf of the Organizing and the Scientific Committees, we are pleased to invite you to the Latin American Meetings on Anaerobic Digestion (J-DAAL) that will take place virtually (online) in four locations, each with a specific theme.

This virtual regional meeting replaces the originally planned XIV Latin American Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion (DAAL 14) that would take place on the island of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico from November 11 to 13, 2020, and now postponed to 2022.

The new J-DAAL will provide a space to exchange knowledge and experiences of a high academic and scientific level on sustainable management of organic waste in Latin America, applying anaerobic processes to reduce environmental impacts and recover resources (such as biogas and nutrients).

The technical program will integrate plenary presentations by renowned specialists, oral presentations and posters, as well as discussion panels among experts. The scientific program of each venue will correspond to the specific topics that have been planned for each one of them.

These are:



22 October 2020

Anaerobic microbiology (Microbial ecology and molecular biology in anaerobic processes, anaerobic biodegradation of emerging contaminants).


29 October 2020

Sustainable wastewater treatment plants (Anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater, anaerobic digestion and circular economy, full-scale experiences).


5 November 2020

Postreatment of anaerobic effluents (nutrient removal, modeling and control of anaerobic processes).
Post mortem homage to Silvio Montalvo.


12 November 2020

Bio-refinery based on residues (Anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewater, anaerobic digestion of solid waste).
30 years celebration of DAAL.

The selected works will be recorded on video, following the guidelines that will be defined in due time, and will be programed at the corresponding venue, according to its topic. Oral presentations will be followed by 5 minutes of live answers by the author.

You are all cordially invited to this scientific and technical meeting with novel features.
Let's make a memorable experience in this complex year.

Adalberto Noyola
Chair, Organizing Committee

Germán Buitrón
Chair, Scientific Committee

The review process of the submitted works will be carried out by the Scientific Committee. Contributions may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English and must be related to the topics of J-DAAL. All papers accepted for oral and poster presentation will be included in the proceedings (digital files).

The contributions will be submitted as extended abstracts (2 – 4 pages) using the on-line platform of the J-DAAL website. The template for preparing the manuscripts may be downloaded here.

The members of the Scientific Committee will review all submissions. A selection of accepted papers, written in English, will be submitted, with the agreement of their authors, to the journals of the International Water Association (IWA): Water Science & Technology and Water Practice & Technology, for an independent review process.

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