Number: 1999-005-1-100 [990051/100/00 or 1/1/00
Title: Electrochemistry and Interfacial Chemistry in Environmental
Clean-up and Green Chemical Processes
> Workshop: 6-7 April 2001
Brett, J.F. Rusling,
and L.K. Koopal
Completion Date: 2002 - project completed
To increase awareness of the importance of electrochemistry and surface
chemistry in environmental clean-up and remediation and in environmentally-friendly
industrial chemical processes, and to disseminate the relevant information
to the world-wide industrial and academic chemical community.
This project is complementary
The objective of the project is to bring together industrial and
academic experts on the role of electrochemistry and colloid and surface
chemistry in environmental clean-up, remediation and green chemical
processes, concerning contributions to curing existing environmental
problems and to preventing future ones through process integrated environmental
protection. Workshop-style meetings will be organised, one in the USA/Canada
and one in Europe. Specialists will be invited to these meetings as
well as scientists from developing countries who can describe the particular
problems their countries face.
The negative impact on the environment of industrial chemical processes
and other fabrication procedures needs to be reduced through "cleaner"
and more energy-efficient processes with recycling and by appropriate
effluent treatment. Stored solid or liquid waste and contaminated land
resulting from pollution problems in the past needs to be cleaned. There
is a clear need to show what can be achieved using presently available
technology and to point out future tendencies in technological development.
IUPAC, as the worldwide international organisation representing chemistry,
is in a unique position to show these possibilities, show how pollution
can be regulated and reduced, and contribute to the advancement and
use of science and technology in treating problems of pollution. This
is an excellent opportunity to show the contributions that electrochemistry,
as a basically clean technology, as well as interfacial surface reactions
can make to cleaning and protecting the environment.
The results of the workshops will be produced in the form of recommendations
as to the most appropriate procedures to follow in a IUPAC report and
to publication of the workshops proceedings of the in book form.
A workshop is planned in Coimbra, Portugal, 6-7 April 2001;
it is directed toward:
- specialists of international standing
- scientists from developing countries who will describe the particular
problems their countries face
- researchers and students concerned with environmental problems
A preliminary tutorial course will also be offered on the afternoon
of 5th April before the worshop.
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announcement (pdf file - 11kb)
Project completed - Special Topic Issue on Electrochemistry
and Interfacial Chemistry for the Environment published as Pure
Vol. 73, No. 12, pp. 1819-2065 (2001)
Last update: 9 April 2002