European nanotechnology for water treatment workshop

Nanotechnology for water treatment will be the subject of the first nano4water cluster workshop which will take place on 27 October 2010 in Aachen, Germany, the day before the 13th Aachen Membrane Colloquium opens its two-day event.

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 aim of this action is 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 one-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 event is hosted by RWTH Aachen University. Delegates to the membrane colloquium will be admitted to the nano4water workshop free of charge.