VATIS Updates:

VATIS Updates were published by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), a subsidiary body of ESCAP, and were tailored to policymakers, industries, and technology transfer intermediaries. The series of VATIS Updates included:

  • VATIS Update: Waste Management was published 4 times a year from 2003 to 2016.
  • VATIS Update: Ozone Layer Protection was published 6 times a year from 2003 to 2016.
  • VATIS Update: Food Processing was published 4 times a year from 2003 to 2016.
  • VATIS Update: Biotechnology was published 4 times a year from 2003 to 2017.
  • VATIS Update: New and Renewable Energy was published 4 times a year from 2003 to 2017.

Recent Submissions

  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 104, May-Jun 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2011)
    Highlights : Turning used plastic bottles into new ones -- Rare earth recycling from batteries -- Dialyser recycling pilot project -- Protein and fuels from wastewater -- Endophyte degrades polyurethane -- Inexpensive ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 105, Jul-Aug 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2011)
    Highlights : Innovative plastics sorting technique -- Rechargeable battery recycling -- A less wasteful way to deal with wastewater -- Treatment of selenium-containing wastewater -- Oil waste treatment using bacteria -- ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 102, Jan-Feb 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2011)
    Highlights : Synthetic waxes from plastic wastes -- Plasma-assisted e-waste conversion -- Electrifying microbes to clean dirty water -- Mining industrial waste for medicine -- Earthworms for treating heavy metal contamination ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 103, Mar-Apr 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2011)
    Highlights : Green solvent helps solve foam waste problem -- Environment-friendly recycling of lead battery paste -- Sunlight to remove contaminants in wastewater -- Wastewater treatment system produces electricity -- Algal ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 100, Sep-Oct 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2010)
    Highlights : Pyrolysis of waste plastic and tyres -- Environment-friendly refrigerator recycling -- Biochemical process halves water purification cost -- Pickle spoilage bacteria may help environment -- Enhanced anaerobic ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 101, Nov-Dec 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2010)
    Highlights : Converting plastic back into petroleum -- New method to ease out noble metals -- Electrocoagulation of wastewater -- Clean energy from toxic waste -- Egg shell membrane can absorb CO2 emissions -- Low-cost ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 99, Jul-Aug 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2010)
    Highlights : Production of food-grade recycled PET -- E-waste used to cultivate algae for biofuel -- Technology for reuse of wastewater -- New bacteria could help clean up oil spill -- High-pressure gas infusion system -- ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 98, May-Jun 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2010)
    Highlights : High-purity materials from tyre recycling -- Innovative disc recycling technique -- On site conversion of medical waste -- MBR microfiltration membrane module -- Combined microbe-plant bioremediation -- New ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 97, Mar-Apr 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2010)
    Highlights : Compostable, economical bioplastic -- Environmentally correct recycling solution -- A better way to test for dioxins -- Green process cleans oily wastewater -- Treatment of complex industrial wastewater -- ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 96, Jan-Feb 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2010)
    Highlights : Sustainable waste recycling system -- Biodegradable thin film transistor -- On-site treatment of biomedical waste -- Microscopic bubbles clean oil from water -- On site bioremediation of liquid waste -- ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 95, Nov-Dec 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2009)
    Highlights : Bitumen-plastic combination for roads -- Mining for gold in old cell phones -- Fully automatic vertical autoclaves -- New desalination technology -- Hidden diversity in environmental clean-up microbes -- ...
  • VATIS update : waste technology. Vol. 5, No. 14, May-Jun 1996 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 92, May-Jun 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2009)
    Highlights : Oxo-biodegradable PET plastic bottle -- State-of-the-art CRT recycling technology -- Recovery of precious metal from sewage -- Binding of PAHs by humic acids -- Chicken manure biodegrades crude oil -- Green ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 94, Sep-Oct 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2009)
    Highlights : Immobilized microbes digest phthalates -- Paving roads with old circuit boards -- Hydroclave to treat medical wastes -- Removing toxic dyes from wastewater -- Bacterial clean-up of heavy metals -- Bowl-shaped ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 93, Jul-Aug 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2009)
    Highlights : Adding waste plastic to biodiesel -- Seashells for heavy metals clean-up -- New technology to clean up fuel spills -- Trap-and-treat for hydrocarbon contamination -- Recycling carbon dioxide -- Low-cost device ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 90, Jan-Feb 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2009)
    Highlights : Reclaiming and recycling plastics -- Shape memory helps recycling of gadgets -- Biotechnology breaks down toxic waste -- Green future for scrap iron -- Orange peel to clean up industrial effluents -- Fully ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 91, Mar-Apr 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2009)
    Highlights : Improved sorting of plastic bottles -- Artificial vision improves recycling -- Innovative way to treat medical waste -- Bamboo cleans up phenols -- Colour-coded bacteria help detect oil spills -- Scrubbers for ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 89, Nov-Dec 2008 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2008)
    Highlights : A high-value end for PET bottles -- Process for metal recovery from used PCBs -- Novel incineration technology for hospital waste -- Nickel recovery from plating rinsewater -- Bacterial scavenging on a double-duty ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 88, Sep-Oct 2008 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2008)
    Highlights : Process to recycle just about anything -- New eco-friendly mobile phones -- Bacterial process for waste fluid treatment -- Petroleum remediation product -- Sunlight to make fuel from carbon dioxide -- New ...
  • VATIS update : waste management. Vol. 5, No. 86, May-Jun 2008 

    UN.ESCAP; Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) (UN.ESCAP. Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, 2008)

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