Membrane technology is increasingly playing an essential role in our life. This ECI membrane conference will showcase the recent advancements of membrane research, development and applications related to water production, wastewater reclamation, gas and liquid separations & purifications, energy issues, the environment, special needs, 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.
The sessions will cover:
Overview of R&D Activities in several membrane centers
Advances in desalination and nanofiltration
Hybrid/low pressure membrane systems - Membranes for drinking water, food, life science and pharmaceutical industries
Osmotic and thermal membrane processes
Membrane for gas separation and energy related applications
Novel membranes - functionalized, responsive, modified
Membranes for Special Needs (acute and chronic)
Future directions and strategic issues
Pierre Aimar, University of Toulouse, France
D. Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky, USA
Yoram Cohen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Enrico Drioli, University of Calabria, Italy
Tony Fane, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Robert Field, University of Oxford, UK
Michael D. Guiver, National Research Council, Canada
Nidal Hilal, Swansea University, UK
Bill Krantz, University of Colorado, USA
Young Moo Lee, Hanyang University, South Korea
Norman Li, NL Chemical Tech, Inc., USA
Kang Li, Imperial College London, UK
Jerry Lin, Arizona State University, USA
Hideto Matsuyama, Kobe University, Japan
David Stuckey, Imperial College London, UK
Chuyang Tang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Allan Tung, Chung Yuan University, Taiwan
Rong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Harvey Winters, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Andrew Zydney, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than July 9, 2012 to be considered for an oral presentation and July 30, 2012 for poster presentations. The abstract should include both significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically following the instructions given in On-line Abstract Submission. If unable to submit the abstract electronically, please contact the ECI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstract Deadline for Oral Presentations: July 9, 2012 Abstract Deadline for Poster Presentations: July 30, 2012
A program book including abstracts of all presentations will be distributed to attendees at the conference. A proceedings of conference papers and posters may be prepared for publication after the conference.
The conference will be held at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore located in the heart of Singapore's commercial and cultural district. The 4 ½ star property has 298 rooms with state of the art amenities including high-speed Internet. The hotel has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and a foreign currency exchange. It also has almost 900 square meters of meeting space equipped with the latest audio/visual technology. For more information and photos visit the hotel web site: http://www.rendezvoushotels.com/singapore/default-en.html
Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a 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 weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. 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 that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.
All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.
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