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U.S. EPA 2004 Nanotechnology Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop - Nanotechnology and the Environment II

August 18-20, 2004



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Wednesday, August 18, 2004
9:30 10:00 a.m. Registration
  Overview
10:00 10:15 a.m. Welcome Stephen A. Lingle
Director, Environmental Engineering Research Division, U.S. EPA, ORD, NCER
10:15 10:40 a.m. Overview of NanotechnologyResponsible Research and Development of Nanotechnology
Mihail Roco, National Science Foundation
10:40 11:05 a.m. EPA's Nanotechnology ProgramVision of How Nanotechnology Can Be Used To Protect, Inform, Manage, and Improve the Environment and How Harm From Nanotechnology Can Be Studied and Prevented
Barbara Karn, US EPA, ORD, NCER, Washington, DC

MS PowerPoint | PDF (28 pp, 808 K)

Plenary Talks
11:05 11:35 a.m. Nanotechnology Applications for Environmental Sensors: Rapid and Precise Monitoring; Lab-on-a-Chip Devices; Real-Time Analyses; Remote, In Situ, and Continuous Devices
Nongjian Tao, Arizona State University

MS PowerPoint | PDF (30 pp, 6.73 MB)

11:35 a.m. 12:05 p.m. Nanotechnology Applications for Treatment: Cost-Effective and Rapid Technologies; Smart Materials or Active Surface Coatings
Wilfred Chen, University of CaliforniaRiverside (Bio)

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12:05 12:35 p.m. Nanotechnology Applications for Remediation: Cost-Effective and Rapid Technologies; Removal of Contaminants From Soil, Ground Water, and Aqueous Environments
Gregory Wilson, The American Association for the Advancement of Science

MS PowerPoint | PDF (32 pp, 1.07 MB) | Project Abstract

12:35 1:35 p.m. Lunch
1:35 2:05 p.m. Nanotechnology Applications for Green Manufacturing: Minimize Harmful Emissions and Generated Wastes; Reuse; Recycle; Benign Chemical Processes; Self-Assembly
Lawrence T. Drzal, Michigan State University

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2:05 2:35 p.m. Nanotechnology Implications in the Environment and Human Health: Life Cycle Assessment, Ecosystem Health, Persistence, Toxicity, Fate and Transport, Bioavailability, Bioaccumulation/Biotransformation
Nora Savage, US EPA, ORD, NCER, Washington, DC

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  Green Manufacturing
Barbara Karn, Chair
2:35 2:55 p.m. Green Engineering of Dispersed Nanoparticles: Measuring and Modeling Nanoparticle Forces
Kristen Fichthorn, The Pennsylvania State University (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (17 pp, 1.57 MB) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

2:55 3:15 p.m. Sustainable Biodegradable Green Nanocomposites From Bacterial Bioplastic for Automotive Applications
Lawrence T. Drzal, Michigan State University

MS PowerPoint | PDF (28 pp, 1.58 MB) | Project Abstract

3:15 3:35 p.m. Development of Nanocrystalline Zeolite Materials as Environmental Catalysts: From Environmentally Benign Synthesis to Emission Abatement
Sarah C. Larsen, University of Iowa (Bio)

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3:35 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 4:20 p.m. Plasmon-Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticles as a Novel Photocatalyst for Solar Applications
George Chumanov, Clemson University

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4:20 4:40 p.m. Graft Polymerization as a Route To Control Nanofiltration Membrane Surface Properties To Manage Risk of EPA Candidate Contaminants and Reduce NOM Fouling
George Belfort, Rensselaer Polytechnic University (Bio)

Presentation Abstract

4:40 5:00 p.m. Ecocomposites Reinforced With Cellulose Nanoparticles: An Alternative To Existing Petroleum-Based Polymer Composites
William T. Winter, The State University of New York (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (29 pp, 1.77 MB) | Project Abstract

  Aerosols
Maria Rodriguez, Chair
5:20 5:40 p.m. Elemental Composition of Freshly Nucleated Particles
Murray V. Johnston, University of Delaware (Bio)

Presentation Abstract

5:40 6:00 p.m. Ion-Induced Nucleation of Atmospheric Aerosols
Peter H. McMurry, University of Minnesota

MS PowerPoint | PDF (20 pp, 1.56 MB) | Project Abstract

6:00 p.m. Adjourn
7:00 p.m. Dinner Zanzibar Blue
$50/person, 200 S. Broad Street. Please contact Barbara Karn or Nora Savage for reservations.

Web Site: zanzibarblue.com/pa/
Thursday, August 19, 2004
8:40 a.m. 1:50 p.m. Sensors
Marti Otto, Chair
8:40 9:00 a.m. Nanostructured Porous Silicon and Luminescent Polysiloles as Chemical Sensors for Carcinogenic Chromium (VI) and Arsenic (V)
William C. Trogler, University of CaliforniaSan Diego

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9:00 9:20 a.m. Nanosensors for Detection of Aquatic Toxins
Robert E. Gawley, University of Arkansas
9:20 9:40 a.m. Micro-Integrated Sensing System (-ISS) by Controlled Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes on MEMS Structures
Somenath Mitra, New Jersey Institute of Technology (Bio)

Presentation Abstract

9:40 10:00 a.m. Advanced Nanosensors for Continuous Monitoring of Heavy Metals
Omowunmi Sadik, State University of New YorkBinghamton (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (28 pp, 1.60 MB) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

10:00 10:20 a.m. Metal Biosensors: Development and Environmental Testing
Anne J. Anderson, Utah State University (Bio)

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10:20 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 11:00 a.m. Compound-Specific Imprinted Nanospheres for Optical Sensing
Barry K. Lavine, Oklahoma State University (Bio)

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11:00 11:20 a.m. Ultrasensitive Pathogen Quantification in Drinking Water Using Highly Piezoelectric PMN-PT Microcantilevers
Wan Y. Shih, Drexel University

MS PowerPoint | PDF (25 pp, 1.25 MB) | Project Abstract

11:20 11:40 a.m. Nanomaterial-Based Microchip Assays for Continuous Environmental Monitoring
Joseph Wang, New Mexico State University

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11:40 12:00 noon Low-Cost Organic Gas Sensors on Plastic for Distributed Environmental Monitoring
Vivek Subramanian, University of CaliforniaBerkeley (Bio)

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12:00 noon 12:20 p.m. The Silicon Olfactory Bulb: A Neuromorphic Approach to Molecular Sensing With Chemoreceptive Neuron MOS Transistors (CvMOS)
Edwin C. Kan, Cornell University (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (46 pp, 2 MB) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

12:20 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 1:50 p.m. A Nanocontact Sensor for Heavy Metal Ion Detection
Nongjian Tao, Arizona State University

Project Abstract

  Remediation
Phil Sayre, Chair
1:50 2:10 p.m. Membrane-Based Nanostructured Metals for Reductive Degradation of Hazardous Organics at Room Temperature
Dibakar Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky (Bio)

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2:10 2:30 p.m. Dendritic Nanoscale Chelating Agents: Synthesis, Characterization, Molecular Modeling, and Environmental Applications
Mamadou S. Diallo, California Institute of Technology
2:30 2:50 p.m. Synthesis, Characterization, and Manipulation of (FeS-PAMAM) Dendrimer Nanocomposites (Bio)
Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan

Presentation Abstract

2:50 3:10 p.m. Nanoscale Bimetallic Particles for In Situ Remediation
Wei-Xian Zhang, Lehigh University (Bio)

Presentation Abstract

3:10 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 3:50 p.m. Developing Functional Fe(0)-Based Nanoparticles for In Situ Degradation of DNAPL Chlorinated Organic Solvents
Gregory V. Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (15 pp, 1.96 MB) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

3:50 4:10 p.m. A Bioengineering Approach to Nanoparticle-Based Environmental Remediation
Daniel R. Strongin, Temple University (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (26 pp, 1.85 MB) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

  Implications
Phil Sayre, Chair
4:10 4:30 p.m. Societal Implications of Nanotechnology: Benefits and Costs
Earl R. Beaver, Practical Sustainability, LLC (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (39 pp, 668 K) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

4:30 4:50 p.m. A Life Cycle Analysis Approach for Evaluating Future Nanotechnology Applications
Shannon Lloyd, Carnegie Mellon University

MS PowerPoint | PDF (22 pp, 281 K)

4:50 p.m. Adjourn
Friday, August 20, 2004
  Treatment
Anita Street, Chair
8:40 9:00 a.m. NOx reduction With Transition Metal Carbide Nanoparticles
S. Ismat Shah, University of Delaware (Bio)

Presentation Abstract

9:00 9:20 a.m. Simultaneous Environmental Monitoring and Purification Through Smart Particles
Wolfgang M. Sigmund, University of Florida (Bio)

Presentation Abstract

9:20 9:40 a.m. Nanoscale Biopolymers With Tunable Properties for Improved Decontamination and Recycling of Heavy Metals
Wilfred Chen, University of CaliforniaRiverside (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (30 pp, 626 K) | Presentation Abstract | Project Abstract

9:40 10:00 a.m. Use of Ozonation in Combination With Nanocrystalline Ceramic Membranes for Controlling Disinfection By-Products
Simon Davies, Michigan State University

MS PowerPoint | PDF (17 pp, 110 K)

10:00 10:30 a.m. Break
  Fate, Transport, and Transformation
Kevin Dreher, Chair
10:30 10:40 a.m. Absorption and Release of Contaminants Onto Engineered Nanoparticles
Mason Tomson, Rice University

MS PowerPoint | PDF (15 pp, 932 K)

10:40 10:50 a.m. Impacts of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Human Health and the Environment: A Focus on Nanoparticulate Aerosol and Atmospherically Processed Nanoparticulate Aeorosol
Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa

MS PowerPoint | PDF (11 pp, 200 K) | Project Abstract

10:50 11:00 a.m. Chemical and Biological Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes in Estuarine Sedimnetary Systems
Lee Ferguson, University of South Carolina (Bio)

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11:00 11:10 a.m. Transformations of Biologically Conjugated CdSe Quatum Dots Released Into Water and Biofilms
Patricia Holden, University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (11 pp, 706 K) | Presentation Abstract

11:10 11:20 a.m. Repercussion of Carbon-Based Manufactured Nanoparticles on Microbial Processes in Environmental Systems
Ronald Turco, Purdue University
11:20 11:30 a.m. The Fate, Transport, Transformation and Toxicity of Manufactured Nanomaterials in Drinking Water
Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (13 pp, 234 K) | Presentation Abstract

  Toxicology
Kevin Dreher, Chair
11:30 11:40 a.m. Shore-Term Chronic Toxicity of Photocatalytic Nanoparticles to Bacteria, Algae, and Zooplankton
Chin-Pao Huang, University of Delaware (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (15 pp, 322 K) | Presentation Abstract

11:40 11:50 a.m. Evaluation of Nanoparticles Interactions With Skin
Nancy Monteiro-Reviere, North Carolina State University (Bio)

MS PowerPoint | PDF (17 pp, 780 K) | Presentation Abstract

11:50 a.m. 12:00 noon Physical and Chemical Determinants of Nanofiber/Naotube Toxicity
Robert Hurt, Brown University
12:00 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Barbara Karn and Nora Savage, US EPA, ORD, NCER, Washington, DC
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
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