Workshop on "Low cost on nanotechnology for environmental remediation"
The workshop will encourage free thinking in order to delve deeply into the challenges and innovations that our combined expertise could bring to developing low-cost metal or metal-oxide nanomaterials [in all their many forms] for water treatment. The workshop will be structured to include opportunities for informal networking activities between detailed technical discussions. A number of technical presentations will be delivered, clarifying the state of the art for nano-iron water treatment technology. Subsequently, discussion sessions will focus on developing project ideas and exploring pertinent questions.
From a scientific and engineering perspective, greater understanding of commercial water filtration/remediation systems could inform the development pathways researchers take for developing new materials. What are the problems associated with existing filter systems? How can novel nano-tech be integrated into existing devices or structures? How can in situ nano-iron technology best be adapted for commercial use? What are the key challenges for developing low-cost nano-composites for water treatment? Is nanotechnology for water treatment 'safe' to use?
Please contact Tom Scott for more information or if you are interested in attending