IWA Conference on Particle Separation

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 to Friday, June 5, 2009

(All day)
Durham, NC

The Conference on Particle Separation 2009 will be held at Duke University June 3 to 5. This event is organized by the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) and the International Water Association (IWA) in collaboration with the Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies (PERMEANT).

This biennial international, conference, attracts scientists and engineers interested in the recent developments in particle separation, this year focusing on nanoparticle characterization, effects, and removal.

Topics of interest include:

  • Particle measurement and characterization: new challenges and protocols, synthesis, monitoring, reactivity, new methods, nano sensors/probes, coagulants, pretreatment, coatings.
  • Fate, transport, toxicity: Risk assessment, bioavailability, particle transport, exposure, environmental transformations/interactions, particle aggregation, deposition, surface chemistry, mobility, hydrodynamics, numerical simulation and modeling.
  • Particle separation and transformations: fundamentals, applications, numerical simulation, hybrid and new separation processes, particle removal/ cleaning, fouling, membrane bioreactors.