By : London Technology Network
Date : 2010
Location : United Kingdom UK / London
The event focussed on the challenges currently faced by the water industry, water treatment technologies, sustainable technologies and desalination.
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- Highlighted the biggest challenges facing the water industry and offer solutions
- Examined cutting-edge advances in water and wastewater treatment and processing technologies
- The event kicked off with an overview from Ian Bernard of British Water highlighting the current fragmented state of the industry and the need for the UK and the rest of the world to work together on its R&D, one potential mechanism being through the formation of a new SB Water Innovation Platform.
- Adel Sharif of Surrey University then went on to discuss how desalination technologies were the way forward, specifically through techniques such as manipulated osmosis.
- Veolia Water were represented by Arnaud David who pointed out that there is a real need for the development of low carbon technologies for water treatment companies as they are still behind those available for the wastewater industry.
- Richard Gueterbock described how Clearfleau were working in the sector on aslightly different level, converting the waste effluents of small companies into energy via anaerobic digestion processes.
- Eric Mayes of Apaclara gave the final talk of the session arguing that the use of nanotechnology in membrane research and catalysed breakdown of waste products in water may give it the edge over desalination due to the resultant cost benefits.
Note: Only Eric Mayes session is available for sale at this moment
18:00 Introduction to the aims and objectives of LTN and the Environmental Technologies
Group Chair: Dr Andy Hebb, Business Development Manager, Environmental Technologies, LTN
18:10 Innovation in the water industry
• A changing water industry
• Need for innovation - Cave Review, Council for Science and Technology Report and Walker Report
• A way forward - Innovation Platform, R&D, Technology Transfer and Eco-Towns Ian Bernard, Technical Manager, British Water
18:25 Exploring novel technologies for the treatment of water
• Addressing the development and application of a novel osmotic process for desalination
• Deploying desalination technologies and reducing energy consumption
• Investigating water reuse applications
• Generating opportunities for collaborative research and partnerships between industry and academia
Adel Sharif, Professor of Desalination and Process Innovation and Director, Centre for Osmosis Research and Applications, University of Surrey
18:40 Identifying sustainable technologies and implementing water treatment schemes
• Understanding the social and environmental impacts of treatment solutions
• Delivering treatment solutions in a Water Safety Plan context
• Monitoring and protecting water resources to avoid contamination
Arnaud David, Water Research Manager, Scientific and Corporate Responsibility Services, Veolia Water UK
18:55 Innovation in industrial waste water treatment
• Opportunities to transform the handling of industrial waste waters
• Inset effluent treatment and on-site renewable energy recovery
• Effluent treatment case studies and commercial opportunities
• Collaboration and innovation – future wastewater solutions
Richard Gueterbock, Director, Clearfleau
19:10 Looking at wastewater treatment using nanotechnology
• Understanding the challenges and providing solutions
• Providing cost-effective, efficient and environmentally sustainable technology for dealing with wastewater
• Examining where we go from here – what does the future hold?
Dr Eric Mayes, Chairman, Apaclara
19:25 Question and answer session from the audience with the speaker panel
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Organizer : London Technology NetworkLTN and Enterprise Europe Network are dedicated to improving the competitiveness of UK industry through more effective interaction between the science and technology research base and industry. LTN holds events to help promote and assist the transfer of innovative technologies between companies and academics (based across London, the East and South-East). London Technology Network CIC is a not-for-profit company owned jointly by University College London, King's College London and Imperial College London.