NSTI Nanotech 2009

Water Technologies

Water Technologies

Symposium Chairs

Nitin Parekh Nitin Parekh
Director, Business Development
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Vicki Colvin Vicki Colvin
Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
Rice University
Armin R. Völkel Armin R. Völkel
Staff Scientist
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Symposium Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Water: Market Opportunities
1:30 Water: Applications
4:00 Water: Industrial Water Treatment Applications
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
11:00 Water: Treatment & Distribution
1:30 Water: Technologies & Wastewater
4:00 POSTERS
3:00 TechConnect IP: Water & Remediation
 

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
1:30 POSTERS
 Water, Wastewater & Remediation
3:00 TechConnect Venture: Water, Environment & Efficiency
 

Thursday May 7

 

Symposium Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Water: Market OpportunitiesRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC
10:30 Water Technology Market Opportunities: Megatrends, Drivers, and Emerging Solutions
J.E. Zuback, Global Water Advisors, President, US
11:00 Infrastructure and the Environment – Current Events
M. LeChevallier, Innovation & Environmental Stewardship American Water, US
11:30 Venture Capitalist's perspective on investing in the water space
K. Sanchez Real, Flywheel Ventures, US
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1:30 Water: ApplicationsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
1:30 Water and Biofuel Production- Issues and Opportunities
A. Michaels, Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC, US
2:00 Disruptive Technology for Industrial Separations
M. Lean, PARC, US
2:30 Detection of Adsorbates on Nanoparticle Surfaces during Water Remediation
S.A. Hooker, E. Mansfield, M. Stewart, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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4:00 Water: Industrial Water Treatment ApplicationsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
4:00 Future Trends: Reducing Your Water Footprint
B. Holt, GE Power & Water, US
4:30 Cleaning Water for Oil & Gas Wells
D. Themy, Neohydro, US
5:00 Waste water is gold under our feet
U. Studer, Rabtherm AG, CH
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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11:00 Water: Treatment & DistributionRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
11:00 Water Treatment & Distribution Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
11:10 Sustainable Desalination of Fresh Water
R.L. Stover, Energy Recovery Inc, US
11:30 AltelaRain Produced Water Treatment & Re-use
N.A. Godshall, M.J. Bruff, Altela Inc., US
11:50 Using Secuirty Monitoring Tool to Improve Operation of the Water Distribution System
D. Kroll, Hach Company, US
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1:30 Water: Technologies & WastewaterRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:30 Water Technology & Wastewater Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:40 Using Gold to Enhance Palladium Catalytic Activity for Trichloroethene Reductive Dechlorination
Y.-L. Fang, P.J.J. Alvarez, J.T. Miller, M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
2:00 Innovations in Energy Efficient Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems:
L.L. Behrends, ReCiprocating Water Technologies LLC, US
2:20 Enviroquip Membrane Bioreactor Systems – Novel Wastewater Treatment Process for Enhanced Nutrient Removal
K. Zhang, C. Lewis, M. Swanson, A. Ball, Enviroquip, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
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3:00 TechConnect IP: Water & RemediationExpo Hall TechConnect Room D
 Session chair: Dan Watkins, DFJ Mercury, US
3:00 In Situ Mercury Treatment Process
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
3:10 A PROCESS FOR WASTEWATER REMEDIATION
G. Botte, Ohio Univeristy, US
3:20 A Simple Method to Detect Water Impurities
P. Caldwell, Drexel University, US
3:30 Method for microbe & enzyme discovery
A. Johnston, CSIRO, AU
3:40 Cost-reduced Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment through Partial Nitrification and Faster Monitoring of Process Optimization and Bacterial Content Using Gene Expression
J. Aloise, Columbia University, US
 

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Water, Wastewater & RemediationExpo Hall
- A Sonoelectrochemical Synthesis of Nanosized CdS on TiO2 Nanotube-Array for Enhancing Photoelectrochemical Reactivity
C.L. Wang, L. Sun, H. Yun, J. Li, Y.K. Lai, C.J. Lin, Xiamen University, CN
- Catalytic Remediation of Perchloroethylene by Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles
R.J. Smith, M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
- Nanomagnetite used in the purification of arsenic contaminated water
L. Harrison, J.T. Mayo, V. Colvin, Rice University, US
- Effect of surfactant on TiO2/UV mediated heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of DDT in contaminated water
S. Sinha, N.G. Tapia-Orozco, D.S. Acosta-Ramírez, R. Rodríguez-Vázquez, CINVESTAV, MX
- Influence of Ultrasonic Waves on Escherichia Coli DH5a Genom
M. Olvera, K. Ilangovan, Research Centre for Environmental Quality, ITESM-CEM, MX
- 12 Billion Dollars Annually Expended on Throw away Filters- There is a new technology alternative to this wasteful practice
D. Bromley, Enprotec, CA
- Isolation and Characterization of Benzene Degrading Bacteria from Gasoline Contaminated Water
A. Singh, P. Sar, G. Bennett, Rice University, US
- Enhanced Biodegradation of 2,3,4,5,6-pentachlorocyclohexan-1-ol -- a b-HCH Metabolite -- in the Presence of a and g-HCH Isomers by Pseudomonas aeruginosa ITRC-5
A. Singh, A. Kumar, K. Misra, Rice University, US
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3:00 TechConnect Venture: Water, Environment & EfficiencyRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: George Petracet, Atrium Capital, US
3:00 ClearValue, Inc.
R. Haase, ClearValue, Inc., US
3:10 BeeDance, LLC
M. Dungan, BeeDance, LLC, US
3:20 NuScale Power
P. Lorenzini, NuScale Power, US
3:30 NeoHydro
L. Wiley, NeoHydro, US
3:40 American Hometec, Inc.
S. Luo, American Hometec, Inc., US
3:50 Adaptive-AC, Inc
P. Aronstam, Adaptive-AC, Inc, US
4:00 Fiona Lighting A/S
J. Damsgaard, Energy Invest Fyn A/S, DK
4:10 Clow Water Technology
D. Bromley, Clow Water Technology, US
4:20 IB Technology Group
M. Miller, IB Technology Grou, US
4:30 Nymphea Water
TBA, Nymphea Water, FR
 

Topics & Application Areas

  • Industrial Water Treatment Applications
  • Desalination Technologies
  • Membrane Filtration
  • Biological Filtration
  • Sensing & Monitoring Devices
  • Waste Water Treatment & Reuse
  • Remediation Technologies
  • Conservation Technologies
  • Novel Water Technologies
  • Other
 

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the “Submit to Molecular Simulation” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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