Posted: September 18, 2007

Nano Cafe on nanotechnology and the environment

(Nanowerk News) Could nanotechnology help protect the world's environment or may it be another thorn on our ailing rose? Join the fall Nano Café on Oct. 23 to explore Nanotechnology and the Environment .
Spurred by citizens' questions during previous Nano Cafés, the Citizens' Coalition on Nanotechnology (CCoN) and the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center have planned an evening of lively discussion that will consider the potential benefits, risks and regulatory issues related to nanotechnology.
Nano Cafe
Past Nano Café participants have inquired about a variety of environmentally related nanotechnology topics that this Café plan to consider:
- What research is being done on nanotechnology & the environment in Wisconsin and elsewhere?
- What are the actual and potential applications of nanotechnology related to the environment (solar panels, water purification or desalinization, etc.)?
- What are the potential risks of released nanomaterials on the environment?
- What are the pros and cons of a regulation in this field?
The Nano Café is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. at Warner Park Center , 1625 Northport Drive, Madison.
Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to the Oct. 23 Nano Café. Or submit your questions in advance at
Robert Hamers , Chemist and Associate Director of the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center (NSEC), Joel Pedersen , Environmental engineer in the NSEC, Local and state Policymakers, and the Citizen's Coalition on Nanotechnology (CCoN) will be here to respond to you!
You can find more information about nanotechnology and the environment on this website:
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison