Workshop on Nanotechnology and the Global Challenge of Access to Clean Water (Copenhagen, 25 September 2008): Agenda and presentations


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Nanotechnology-enabled water purification

09.00 Welcome – opening statement by OECD
Dirk Pilat, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry

09.15 Harnessing nanotechnology for clean water – nexus to economic output
Mark A. Shannon, The WaterCAMPWS (The Centre of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems), United States  (Presentation part 1) (Part 2)

09.45 Nanotechnology: innovation diffusion, a global perspective
Claire Weill, Institute du développement durable et les relations internationales (IDDRI) France

10.15 Coffee break

Nanotechnology-enabled water purification

Chair:  Prof Maggy Momba, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

10.45 Nanotechnology and Process Engineering for the Water Industry
Bruce Jefferson, Cranfield University, UK

11.10 Roadmap for the production of clean water using nanotechnology in Russia
Marina Doroshenko, State University School of Economics, Russia

11.35 Nanosystems for Water Quality Monitoring and Purification
David Rickerby, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

12.00 Panel discussion: Barriers to the development & application of cutting-edge nano-enhanced water purification techniques

12.45 Lunch and poster session

Challenges of commercialisation and use of nanotechnology-enabled water purification

Chair: Dr Mostafa Analoui, Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, The Livingston Group, US

14.00 Efficiency and Life-Span of Capillary Polysulphonate Ultra-filtration Membrane for the Removal of Indicator BacteriaMaggy Momba, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

14.30 Drinking Water Challenges and Opportunities for the Base of Pyramid
Kevin M. McGovern, McGovern Capital LLC, US

14.50 Enhancing solar disinfection of water for application in developing regions
Tony Byrne, Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

15.10 Panel Discussion: Challenges in the commercialisation, industrial uptake and broader use

16.00 End