Safety of manufactured nanomaterials

OECD Conference on Potential Environmental Benefits of Nanotechnology: Presentations


Opening Session


Opening remarks: Jean Philippe Bourgoin (Director of Nanoscience Programme, Atomic Energy Commission - CEA, France)


Plenary Session One: Setting the Scene


Keynote speech: Barriers and opportunities in the delivery of sustainable solutions - Lessons from the field (Edward W. Manning, Tourisk Inc. and Carleton University,  Canada)

Benefits and safety aspects of nanotechnologies - From the viewpoint of carbon nanotubes (Morinobu Endo, Shinshu University, Japan)

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Are we willing to heed the lessons of the past? - Using the precautionary principle to foster safe, innovation-led growth (Steve Mullins (ACTU, Australia)

Converging technologies, diverging regulation (Geert van Calster, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)


Plenary Session Two: Life Cycle Perspectives


The need for a balanced approach to nanotechnology development (Caroline Baier-Anderson, EDF, United States)

Ways to measure and realise environmental benefits with nanomaterials (Arnim von Gleich, University of Bremen, Germany)

The Innovation Alliance CNT - A novel public-private partnership model for the responsible development of sustainable CNT related technologies and applications (Péter Krüger, Bayer, Germany)

Policy considerations for an integrated policy framework (Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., United States)


Parallel Session One: Water Treatment and Purification


Affordable clean water using nanotechnology (T. Pradeep, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)

Solar photocatalytic processes for water disinfection (Pilar Fernández Ibáñez, CIEMAT, Spain)

Enhancement of photocatalytic degradation by modification of titania (Amexander Orlov, State University of New York, United States)

Capacitive deionisation using novel nanoporous materials as a competitive process for the desalination of sea and brackish waters (Marc Anderson, University of Wisconsin, United States)

Nanofiltration and adsorption for water treatment - the need for nanotechnologies (Armand Masion, CNRS, France)


Parallel Session Two: Environmental Sensing


Recent advances in microfluidic device applications for environmental monitoring and ecotoxicological assessments (Tae-Hyun Yoon, Hanyang University, Korea)

New methods to measure environmental exposure in real time (Hans Jürgen Grimm, Grimm Aerosol, Germany)

Chemical and Biochemical sensing with silicon nanostructures (Michael J. Sailor, University of California, San Diego, United States)

Nanomaterial-based environmental sensing (Sung Ik Yang (Kyung Hee University, Korea)

Crystalline nanowires of semiconducting metal oxides as a new generation of gas sensors (Alberto Vomiero, CNR, Italy)

Exposure and dose relationships of particulate matter in the environment (Robert Muir, Naneum Ltd., United Kingdom)


Parallel Session Three: Clean Car Technology


Novel catalytic technologies for car emission reduction (Hideaki Hamada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

Nanostructured electrochemical reactors for NOx/PM decomposition and Micro SOFCs (Masanobu Awano, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

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Improvement of PEM fuel cells for car application - From stack characterisation to tailored electrodes nanostructured nanomaterials (Patrick Achard, MINES-ParisTech, France)


Parallel Session Four: Cellulose Nano Fibres


Introduction (Mohini Sain, University of Toronto, Canada)

Bacterial cellulose as a building block for novel materials (Alexander Bismarck, Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

Overview of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibres : The science and technology - A European perspective (Denilson Da Silva Perez, FCBA, France)

Global overview of bio-nano composite technology (Mohini Sain, University of Toronto, Canada)

Ensuring the safety of manufactured nanocrystalline cellulose - A risk assessment under Canada's new substances notification regulations (Brian O'Connor, FPInnovations-Paprican Division, Canada)

Nanocellulose - Materials, functions and environmental aspects (Orlando J. Rojas, North Carolina State University, United States)


Parallel Session Five: Site Remediation


Nanotechnology for site remediation (Marti Otto, EPA, United States)

Reactive nanoparticles for in situ groundwater remediation - Optimising the benefits and mitigating the risks with surface coatings (Gregory V. Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University, United States)

Status of nZVI technology - Lessons learned from North American and international field implementations (Jean Pierre Davit, Golder Associates- Europe, Italy)

Deployment of nZVI to soil for polychlorinated biphenyl remediation: impacts on soil microbian communities (Liz Shaw, University of Reading, United Kingdom)

Overall research trends in nano-based water treatment technologies which have been recently applied in South Korea (Young Haeng Lee, KIST, Korea)


Parallel Session Six: Better Batteries Enabled by Nanoscale Innovation


Nanomaterial approaches to enhance lithium ion batteries (Brian Landi, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)

Understanding the life-cycle environmental implications of nanotechnology in lithium-ion batteries for automobiles (Thomas Seager, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)

Effects of CNTs for lithium-ion batteries as additives (Chiaki Sotowa, Showa Denko, Japan)


Parallel Session Seven: Agricultural Nanotechnology


Nanostructure-enhanced electron transfer devices for agricultural applications (Guigen Zhang, Clemson University, United States)

Agricultural policy implications of nanotechnology (Steve Frogett, Department of Agriculture, United States)


Parallel Session Eight: Greener Nanoproducts


Quantum light TM optics for lighting (Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD vision Inc., United States)

Self-cleaning and longer-lasting coatings (Wendel Wohlleben, BASF SE, Germany)

Nanocoatings for energy conservation and generation (Joe Pimenoff, Beneq, Finland)

The safe use of carbon nanotubes in coating applications (André J. Lecloux, Nanocyl, Belgium)

Preserved, pure and precious - NanoGuard ® for building and interior (Michael Overs, Nanogate AG, Germany)

Binding particles to patience - Nanotechnology in a true context of sustainability (Ian Illuminato, FoE, United States)

Sustainability and recycling issues (Amin Reller, University of Augsburg, Germany)







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