TechConnect World 2016
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Water Technologies

Water Technologies

Symposium Chair

Armin VölkelArmin Völkel
Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Abhishek RoyHow Membrane Technology Contributes to Sustainability and Life Sciences
Abhishek Roy
R&D Leader, Dow Water and Process Solution

Ian GriffithsHow can magnets and mathematics help with the global water crisis?
Ian Griffiths
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Young-Hye NaAntifouling and Antimicrobial Coatings for Water Purification Membranes
Young-Hye Na
Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center

Grant PageA Novel Nanotechnology to Generate Electricity From Seawater Becomes Efficient Water Desalination Process
Grant Page
CEO, Magna Imperio Systems Corp


Symposium Sessions

Tuesday May 24

10:30EPA P3 - Taking Environmental Technologies to Market
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Water/Environment - Armstrong, Newell Brands

Wednesday May 25

8:30Water Technologies Keynotes
10:30Water Remediation Technologies
1:30Membranes for Water Treatment
Water Technologies: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Tuesday May 24

10:30EPA P3 - Taking Environmental Technologies to MarketNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Greg Lank, EPA, US
G. Lank, EPA P3, US
A. Richards, EPA SBIR, US
V. Shunturov, Lucid, Lucid Connects, US
R. Cairncross, Environmental Fuel Research, US
H. Naquin, Venturewell, US
N. Kaplan, Foresight Science & Technology, US
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Water/Environment - Armstrong, Newell BrandsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: S. Dockum, USDA, US
1:30Armstrong: Innovation Spotlight
K. Kehrer, Armstrong, US
1:45Newell Brands: Innovation Spotlight
M. Paquette, Newell Brands, US
2:00A Safe, Sustainable, and Inexpensive Water Purification System
D. Kurup, Aquidas, Inc., US
2:07Soil Strengthening and Cementation
B. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), US
2:14Carbon Nanotube Immobilized Membranes for Water Treatment & Recovery
S. Mitra, New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT Corporation, US
2:21Hydrocarbon Membranes for Energy and Water Electrochemical Systems
J. Nelson, Sandia National Laboratories, US
2:28MicroCED: Microbial Based Chlorinated Ethene Destruction
D. Haas, Savannah River National Laboratory, US
2:35Compact Laser Spectroscopy for Downhole Applications
J. Sosenko, DOE-NETL, US
2:42Bio-Inspired Hydraulic Actuator to Stabilize Buildings in Natural Disasters
M. Shaw, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
2:49A Portable Heavy Metal Detector
P. Kurup, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
2:56FertiSaver
K. Bhalerao, Soil Diagnostics, US
3:03Reclamation of Critical and Value Materials from Electronics using an Electrorecycling Process
R. Bills, Idaho National Laboratory, US
3:10NMX ™Absorbents for Removing Toxic Metals from Water
R. Epperson, Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc., US
3:17Armstrong, Newell Brands: Q&A

Wednesday May 25

8:30Water Technologies KeynotesPotomac 4
Session chair: Armin Völkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) (bio)
8:30How Membrane Technology Contributes to Sustainability and Life Sciences (invited presentation)
A. Roy, S. Rosenberg, R. Cieslinski, I. Tomlinson, K. Majamaa, S. Jons, Y. Maeda, J. Johnson, M. Koreltz, M. Paul and M. Peery, Dow Energy and Water Solutions, US
8:55A Novel Nanotechnology to Generate Electricity From Seawater Becomes Efficient Water Desalination Process (invited presentation)
G. Page, Magna Imperio Systems Corporation, US
9:20How can magnets and mathematics help with the global water crisis? (invited presentation)
I. Griffiths, University of Oxford, UK
10:30Water Remediation TechnologiesPotomac 4
Session chair: Armin Völkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) (bio)
10:30Selective Reductant Electrowinning for Metal Recovery and Waste Reduction
G.G. Botte, Ohio University, US
10:50A Novel Technology for Removal/Recovery of Toxic Heavy Metal
R.A. Acey, G.R. Jordaan, P.H. Nguyen, H. Nguyen, MGP Biotechnologies,LLC, US
11:10Controlled Release Polymers for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater
A. Carpenter, C. Gause, S. Luster-Teasley, AxNano, US
11:30Immobilization of TiO2 nanopowders in multilayer fluorinated coatings for highly efficient clear and turbid wastewater remediation
M.V. Diamanti, L.G. Bettini, P. Milani, M. Sansotera, F. Persico, W. Navarrini, M.P. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
1:30Membranes for Water TreatmentPotomac 4
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, The Dow Chemical Company, Armin Völkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) (bio)
1:30Unique Separation and Antifouling Properties of Graphene Oxide Membranes (invited presentation)
B. Mi, University of California, Berkeley, US
1:55Antifouling and Antimicrobial Coatings for Water Purification Membranes (invited presentation)
Y-H. Na, IBM Almaden Research Center, US
2:20Magnetically Aligned Nanotubes in Nanocomposite Membranes for High-Performance Filtration Applications
P. Ignacio-de Leon, X. Chen, E. Rabe, M. Urgun-Demirtas, M. Puga, Z. Zhou, R. Brotzman, Argonne National Laboratory, US
2:40Novel Membranes: Liquid‐based gating mechanism with tunable multiphase selectivity and antifouling behaviour
X. Hou, Y. Hu, A. Grinthal, M. Khan, J. Aizenberg, Wyss Institute - Harvard University, US
3:00Analysis of Permeance vs. Support Porosity for Thin Film Composite Membranes
I.H. Karampelas, L. Zhu, W. Jia, M. Yavari, H. Lin, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo, SUNY, US
3:20GO-based filtration membrane for removal of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) from water
A. Paneri, S. Moghaddam, University of Florida, US
Water Technologies: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Adsorption of paracetamol onto carbon nanomaterials and degradation by ultrasonic and gamma radiation
A. Hernández-Martínez, M. Valdés-Callado, K. González-Labrada, M. Rapado-Paneque, A. Chávez-Ardanza, M. Arias, P. Serp, R.R. Bacsa, U.J. Jáuregui-Haza, University of Artemisa, CU
In-situ generation of radicals in photocatalytic reactor with TiO2 nanotube plate
D. Pak, H. Ku, Y. Lee, Seoul National University of Science and Technolog, KR
Heat powered water pump for reverse osmosis desalination
M. Glushenkov, R. Bhosale, A. Kumar, F. AlMomani, A. Kronberg, Qatar University, QA
An integral approach for water treatment and the use of water-energy interdependency network
Y. Lin, Z. Zhou, S-Y Pan, S. Snyder, Argonne National Laboratory, US

This symposium focuses on advanced and emerging technologies for improvements in water purification, disinfection, generation, processing, filtration, manufacturing processes, waste use and local/global access and distribution. Industry leaders and experts will share their insights on economics and investment strategies, novel and proven solutions. Innovators from industry, government and academic laboratories around the world will share what’s new and what’s next in materials design and advanced technologies for water. Join us as we identify the innovations that are changing the future of water for our planet.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel water technologies & materials
  • Industrial water treatment applications
  • Desalination technologies
  • Disinfection technologies & materials
  • Membrane filtration technologies & materials
  • Sensing & monitoring devices
  • Waste water treatment & reuse
  • Remediation technologies
  • Conservation technologies
  • Water & energy symbiosis
  • Best practices & case studies
  • Other

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