Water Technologies

Symposium Chair

Armin VolkelArmin Volkel
Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Brian PowersBrian Powers
Director of New Business Development Dow Water & Process Solutions
The Dow Chemical Company
Ashish AnejaAshish Aneja
Advanced Technologies Leader
GE Water & Process Technologies
Tapas SenMultifunctional Nanocomposites in Clean Water Technology
Tapas Sen
Senior Lecturer in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Mark PetermanMicrofluidics-based water analysis
Mark Peterman
President and Co-Founder, Ondavia

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special Session

Wednesday May 15

9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special Session
11:00Innovation Spotlights: Water
11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special Session
2:00Advanced Water Technologies
Water Technologies - Posters 5:00

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special SessionPotomac 2
-Chemistry & Materials for a Sustainable Future
S. Dimovski, BASF, US
-D. Blackwood, BASF, US
-P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
-C. Machemer, The Rockefeller Group, US (bio)
-W. Rensink, Shell International Exploration and Pro Game Changer, US (bio)
-R. Goerck, BASF, US (bio)

Wednesday May 15

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9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
-M. Paulus, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US (bio)
-K. Edmonds, U.S. Department of Energy, US
-C. Bybee, ARCH Venture Partners, US (bio)
-B. Farris, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US (bio)
-R. Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US (bio)
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11:00Innovation Spotlights: WaterPotomac 2
Session chair: Armin Volkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Reviewers: Dow, GE
11:00Dow - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Powers, Dow Chemical, US (bio)
11:15GE - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Aneja, General Electric, US (bio)
11:45Global network of drinking water filtration systems
S. Kuzara, Vyykn, US
11:52Novel Nanopore Membrane Technology Recovers Energy from Industrial Effluents
M. Reeves, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
11:59Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Based Devices for smart grid and clean water
J. Grzyb, HexaTech, US
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11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
Session chair: Cheryl Fragiadakis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-A. Norman, United Technologies Research Center, US (bio)
-B. Brown, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
-S. Petrash, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, US (bio)
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2:00Advanced Water TechnologiesPotomac 4-5
Session chair: Armin Volkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), US
2:00Microfluidics-based water analysis (invited presentation)
M. Peterman, Ondavia, US (bio)
2:25Nanofiltration: High Potential, Highly Misunderstood
D.J. Paulson, Water Think Tank, LLC, US
2:45Titania Nanotubes for Separation Applications
E. Panaitescu, M. Ghosh, L. Menon, Northeastern University, US
3:05Hybrid Polymeric-Ceramic Nanostructured Materials
G.R. Guillen, E.M.V. Hoek, R.B. Kaner, Water Planet Engineering, US
3:25Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Clean Water Technology (invited presentation)
M.E. Sharifabad, M. Howard, G. Morton, T. Mercer, L. Wang, F. Zhang, D. Zhao, G. Hogben, T. Sen, University of Central Lancashire, UK (bio)
3:50Application of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Wastewater Treatment using Response Surface Methodology
R. Lakshmanan, C. Okoli, M. Boutonnet, S. Järås, G.K. Rajarao, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, SE
4:10Recovery of phosphate from surface waters using a calcium silicate composite material for potential application in environmental remediation
M.J. Cairns, C. Krauss, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
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Water Technologies - Posters 5:00Maryland
-Novel Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells
S.F.Y. Li, National University of Singapore, SG
-Deep UV Light Emitting Diode Technology for compact Point-of-Use Water Disinfection Systems
I. Gaska, O. Bilenko, I. Shturm, S. Smetona, Y. Bilenko, M. Shatalov, T. Bettles, R. Gaska, Z. Gleason, M. Sim, T. Oriard, Sensor Electronic Technology, US
-Iron doped spent tea waste charcoal as potential adsorbent for treatment of electroplating industry waste water
R. Butt, R. Nazir, M.N. Khan, A. Hamid, PCSIR, PK
-Adsorption of Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide (TMAH) on Y-type Zeolite
S. Chang, C. Lu, National Chung Hsing University, TW
-New Nanostructures as novel electrodes in Capacitive deionization desalination Technology
N.A.M. Barakat, Chonbuk National University, KR
-Composite Membranes for Environmental Applications
M.S. Jyothi, M. Padaki and R.G. Balakrishna, Center for Nano & Material Sciences, Jain University, IN
-Synthesis and Study of Novel Nanostructured Membranes Incorporating N-doped CNTs for Water Treatment
S.D. Mhlanga, N. Phao, E.N. Nxumalo, B.B. Mamba, University of Johannesburg, ZA
-CNanoz Nanotechnology Based - Water Purification System
A. Allam, A. Allam, CNanoz Inc, US
-Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Energy Generation by Polyelectrolyte-Single Wall Carbon Nanotube composite as Effective Cathode Catalyst in Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells
S. Li, National University of Singapore, SG
-Evaluation of the Treatment for Petroleum Production Wastewater Industry Using Artificial Wetland Planted with Eichhornia Crassipes
A. Suarez, N. Agudelo, J. Briceño, Universidad Libre, CO
-The Importance of Accurate Open Channel Flow Measurement
B. Briggs, Primary Flow Signal, US
-Sustainability Stations
M. Guadalupe Morales, UNAM, MX
-Life Cycle Assessment for Assessing Carbon Footprints of Water Supply System in Taiwan
A.H. Hu, C-Y. Huang, C-W. Fan, National Taipei University of Technology, TW

Special Symposium

The size of the global water market has been estimated to be greater than $500 billion making water one of the three largest non-financial industries in terms of value of assets deployed. Providing clean water to the world’s ever increasing population becomes ever more challenging as clean water sources become depleted and threatened by human wastes and industrial pollution. While earth is a water rich planet, what is in short supply is clean water that people can afford to buy. This special symposium focuses on advanced and emerging technologies for improvements in purification, generation, processing, filtration, manufacturing processes, waste use and local/global access and distribution. Industry leaders and experts will share their insights on economics and investment strategies, novel and proven solutions, along with what’s new and what’s next in materials design and advanced technologies for water. Join us as we identify the innovations that are changing the future of water for our planet. Please submit your abstract today!

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Water Technologies & Materials
  • Industrial Water Treatment Applications
  • Novel Desalination Technologies
  • Membrane Filtration Technologies & Materials
  • Sensing & Monitoring Devices
  • Waste Water Treatment & Reuse
  • Remediation Technologies
  • Conservation Technologies
  • Water & Energy Symbiosis
  • Water Security
  • Best Practices & Case Studies
  • Other

Technical Abstract Submission

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