Advanced Membrane Technology VI: Water, Energy, and New Frontiers
Abstr. due: 15.09.2014
Dates: 08.02.15 — 13.02.15
Organizing comittee e-mail: Freeman@che.utexas.edu
Organizers: University of Kentucky, University of Texas
Separation technology constitutes 50 to 75% of the capital investment in a chemical plant, according to a report of the National Research Council. Membrane technology is an important part of the separation technology. Its usage in the chemical industry is growing due to its versatility and low-energy consumption as compared with other separation processes, such as distillation. Because of the industrial needs for efficient separation technology and the advances in material science, many new membrane materials, processes, and applications are being commercialized.
This is the sixth conference in this long running ECI series begun by Dr. Norman Li and Professor Enrico Drioli. Previous conferences were held in 2001 (Barga, Italy), 2004 (Irsee, Germany), 2006 (Cetraro, Italy), 2009 (Trondheim, Norway), and 2012 (Singapore).
The 2015 conference will showcase the recent advancements of membrane research, development and applications related to water production, wastewater reclamation, gas and liquid separations and purifications, energy issues, the environment, special needs, etc. This ECI membrane conference will also address new frontiers of membranes, such as biomimetic membranes, graphene membranes, CNT membranes, membranes for power generation, etc.
It will provide a forum for exchange of ideas and thoughts, and discussions for the global membrane community. It will also serve to build important professional networks.
Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.
The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.