Jul 09, 2008

AWWA Webcast Explores Science Behind Nanotechnology

July 23 webcast will cover applications of nanotechnology within the water sector

Water professionals will explore the exciting science of nanotechnology during an American Water Works Association (AWWA) webcast July 23 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

The webcast will cover the applications of nanotechnology within the water sector, and its implications on treatment, sustainability, public health and safety. Working at an atomic level, nanotechnology can improve membrane technology, adsorption processes and the development of compounds that selectively extract toxic substances.

Webcast presenters will include:
&#149 Nora Savage, Ph.D., environmental engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research;
&#149 Eric Hoek, Ph.D., associate professor and Henry Samueli Chair,
University of Los Angeles, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, California NanoSystems Institute, and Water Technology Research Center; and
&#149 Bob Burk, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, NanoH2O, Inc.

For more information on the webcast and registration details, go to