The aim of the international conference IAP is to provide an international meeting platform for scientists working on colloid and surface science and/or heterogeneous catalysis in relation to the natural environment and environmental protection. The scope of the conference ranges from fundamentals to applications, but focuses on scientific fundamentals.
As a general objective, IAP conferences seek to provide a forum for researchers working in the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science and Technology. We focus for instance on the importance of (bio)colloids and (bio)interfaces in natural media, both from fundamental and applied perspectives. This includes topics of societal concern like environmental protection, remediation of polluted sites, optimization of mineral resources, or the impact of persistent organic pollutants on the environment.
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IAP has a broad, but fundamentally scientific scope. IAP2014 warmly encourages contributions of scientists in the field of interfacial processes at model or environmental particles and mass transfer phenomena in water, soils and porous materials in general. In line with the wide spectrum of disciplines (physics, biology, physical chemistry, mineralogy) relevant for environmental science, IAP2014 is intended to cover research from work at the nano-, meso- and macroscopic scales, from transient processes to equilibrium.
The following sub-topics fit within the scope of IAP2014:
- Capacitive Deionization
- Engineered and natural nanoparticles (emerging pollutants, nano-sized clays and metal oxides, natural organic matter)
- Adsorption processes from water in environmental science and technology
- Physical-chemical separation processes in water technology
- Transport of (bio)colloids and flocculation
- Physico-chemical removal of persistant organic pollutants
- Natural organic matter and humic acids
- Heterogeneous catalysis for water disinfection
- Pollutant transport (including heavy metals) in soil and industrial waste water
- Electrochemical soil remediation
- Sorption from water onto clays and other minerals
- Environmental processes based on porous electrode technology
- Electrical-field driven processes in aqueous solutions, including electrokinetics
- Ion-exchange membrane processes
- Surface and colloid chemistry in soil and aquatic environments
- Nature, role and fate of environmental particles
- Role of interfaces in transport processes
- Environmental catalysis and pollution
- Remediation applications in soil, water and gas purification