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13 November 2009 ICPC Nanonet

'Nanotechnology for Water Purification'

An invitation to a unique series of online workshops

'Nanotechnology for Water Purification'
'Nanotechnology for Water Purification'.
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The ICPC-NanoNet project stimulates global networking in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

This online workshop on “Nanotechnology for Water Purification” aims to bring together experts in this field who are interested in cooperating with their peers in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and other parts of the world.

Such cooperation may benefit from EU funding opportunities under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development FP7. The workshop highlights the scientific and technical state of the art as well as relevant calls for proposals.


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Programme:


2nd of December, 2009 (Session 1)
















































































Time (GMT) / EventSpeaker
12.45 - 13.00 System Check
13.00 - 13.30 European Funding Possibilities for European and Non-European ResearchersIneke Malsch (confirmed)
13.30 - 14.00 Discussion
14.00 - 14.30 Confirmed topic: Nanotechnology and the Challenge of Clean Water in the Developing WorldDr Thembela Hillie (confirmed)
14.30 - 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15 Conclusions
8th of December, 2009 (Session 2)
Time (GMT) / EventSpeaker
12.45 - 13.00 System Check
13.00 - 13.30 Confirmed topic: Nanofiltration and adsorption for water treatment – the need of nanotechnologiesDr. Armand Masion (confirmed)
13.30 - 14.00 Discussion
14.00 - 14.30 Confirmed topic: Control of Biofouling in Nanofiltration SystemsProf. Dr Eugene Cloete (confirmed)
14.30- 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15 Conclusions
15th of December, 2009 (Session 3)
Time (GMT) / EventSpeaker
12.45 - 13.00 System Check
13.00 - 13.30 Possible topic: Functionalized nanotubes/polyurethane composites for the removal of chlorinated organics in waterDr Rui Krause (confirmed)
13.30 - 14.00 Discussion
14.00 - 14.30 Confirmed topic: “Water Treatment in Developing Regions – Using Nanotechnology to Enhance Solar Disinfection”Dr. Patrick Dunlop (confirmed)
14.30 - 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15 Conclusions


About the speakers:


Prof. Dr. Eugene Cloete

Head of the Microbiology Department at the University of Pretoria

Website: http://www.up.ac.za/academic/microbio/cloete/

Relevant fields of interest: Biofouling, Nanofiltration systems

Prof. Dr. Eugene Cloete is a respected scientist and a key specialist in the field of Control of Chemical Biofouling of Membranes


Dr. Rui Krause (tbc)

Associate professor at the Department of Chemical Technology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Website: http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Centres/StrongMaterials/CarbonNanotubesandStrongComposites/Members/Krause/

Relevant fields of interest: Organic Chemistry and Nanotechnology

Dr. Rui Krause is a key specialist in the field of Carbon nanomaterials for organic decontamination of water


Prof. Dr. Thembela Hillie

Principal Research Scientist at NCNSM and an associate professor in physics at the University of the Free State

Website: http://www.csir.co.za/nano/res_group.html

Relevant fields of interest: Semiconductor physics and surface science at nanoscale, Nanotechnology for water treatment and sustainability

Prof. Dr. Thembela Hillie is a key specialist in the field of Nanotechnology for water treatment and Sustainable development


Dr. Patrick Dunlop

Research Fellow, University of Ulster, Ireland

Website: http://www.fapesp.br/materia/5054/pfpmcg/dr-patrick-dunlop.htm


Dr. Patrick Dunlop is a specialist in solar disinfection of water, development of nanostructured photocatalysts, design and construction of nano-membranes and filters


Dr. Armand Masion

Researcher at the CEREGE, France

Website: http://www.cerege.fr/spip.php?lang=en&masque=inc-news&id_article=27921&masque=inc-perso&id_rubrique=196&lettre=mM

Dr. Armand Masion is a relevant specialist in the fields of nanofiltration and adsorption for water treatment


Ineke Malsch


Director of Malsch TechnoValuation

Website: www.malsch.demon.nl

Ineke Malsch is a consultant specialising in (nano)technology and society. She is a partner in the ICPC NanoNet project, responsible for Latin America.

How to register:

The prospective audience will consist of scientists working in the field of Nanotechnology for Water Purification; European Commission representatives and experts from consultancy.


To sign up for the ‘Nanotechnology for Water Purification’ workshop go to:

http://www.icpc-nanonet.org/OnlineWorkshop/index.html


For more information contact the organisers:

Ineke Malsch postbus@malsch.demon.nl and Danail Hristozov danail_hr83@yahoo.com


Workshop participants must be registered members of ICPC-Nanonet (www.icpc-nanonet.org).
Registration is free.


Numbers are limited to the first 25 registrations for each session


About ICPC Nanonet:


The ICPC Nanonet project is funded by the EU under FP7 for four years from June 2008. It brings together partners from the EU, China, India, Russia and Africa, and aims to provide wider access to published nanoscience research and opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries.


For further information about the ICPC Nanonet project, email the Project Coordinator: Lesley Tobin lesley.tobin@nano.org.uk, visit the website at www.icpc-nanonet.org or browse the free open-access nano publications archive at www.nanoarchive.org

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