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Posted: Sep 15, 2010
Nanotechnology meets water treatment
(Nanowerk News) A first joint nano4water cluster workshop will take place on October 26, 2010 in Aachen, Germany.
"Nanotechnology meets water treatment"
Dissemination Workshop of the nano4water cluster
October 26, 2010
This 1-day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn about the potential of nanotechnology in water treatment in general and for membrane applications in particular. All cluster projects will present ongoing work and achievements. The programme addresses a wide range of issues and aspects relevant for upgrading and intensifying water treatment processes by nanotechnology.
The nano4water cluster is a coalition of research
projects, funded by the European Commission
following a Joint Call on nanotechnologies for
water treatment (FP7-ENV-NMP-2008-2). The action
aims to support research and technological
development in the field of water treatment by
applying developed or adapted nano-engineered
materials to promising separation, purification
and detoxification technologies.
The projects of the nano4water cluster mainly
follow two approaches in improving efficient
water treatment: the development of nanomembranes,
where engineered nanomaterials are
incorporated into the membrane matrix or are
deposited on membrane surface, and the use of
nanomaterials in catalytic reactors in order to
accelerate degradation reactions.
This 1-day workshop is a joint dissemination
activity of the cluster - a unique opportunity to
learn about the potential of nanotechnology in
water treatment generally and membrane applications