U.S. EPA Workshop on Nanotechnology for Site Remediation

Washington, DC, October 20 – 21, 2005

Conference Proceedings

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Opening Plenary
   8:30 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
Ben Wu
Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, US Department of Commerce
   8:40 a.m. “Can Nanotechnology Thrive in the Environmental Technology Bazaar?”
Walter W. Kovalick, Jr.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
PDF (1.1MB/34 pp)
   9:00 a.m. “Navy Strategy to Innovative Technology Implementation”
Richard Mach
U.S. Navy
PDF (2.5MB/32 pp)
State of the Science I
Chair: Marti Otto
   9:20 a.m. “Current Research with Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron”
Wei-Xian Zhang
Lehigh University
PDF (33.5MB/45 pp)
   9:40 a.m. “Oxidation of Organic Contaminants on Nanoparticulate Zero Valent Iron”
David Sedlak
University of California, Berkeley
PDF (332KB/18 pp)
   10:00 a.m. “Structure and Reactivity of Nano-Particles Containing Zero-Valent Iron: Bridging the Gap Between Ex Situ Properties and In Situ Performance”
Paul Tratnyek
Oregon Health and Science University
PDF (2.5MB/16 pp)
State of the Science II
Chair: Mike Gill
   10:35 a.m. “Heavy Metal Sequestration Using Functional Nanoporous Materials”
Glenn Fryxell
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PDF (5.7MB/20 pp)
   10:55 a.m. “Dendritic Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation”
Mamadou Diallo
California Institute of Technology
PDF (996KB/19 pp)
   11:15 a.m. “Nanotechnology and the Environment: Nano-Scale Research at Temple University”
David Kargbo
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
PDF (2.1MB/20 pp)
Case Studies I
   11:35 a.m. “Field Performance of Nanoscale Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron”
Jacqueline Quinn
PDF (296KB/15 pp)
   11:55 a.m. “Use of Nano- and Micro-Scale Zero Valent Iron at Navy Sites: A Case Study”
Nancy Ruiz
PDF (2.4MB/34 pp)
Case Studies II
Chair: Jacqueline Quinn
   1:15 p.m. “Implementation of the Nanoscale Iron Source Remediation Demonstration — From the Lab to the Field”
Keith Henn
TretraTech NUS, Inc.
PDF (1.1MB/26 pp)
   1:35 p.m. In Situ Groundwater Treatment Using Nanoiron: A Case Study”
Harch Gill
PDF (340KB/24 pp)
   1:55 p.m. In Situ Treatments Using Nano-Scale Zero-Valent Iron Implemented in North America and Europe”
Florin Gheorghiu
Golder Associates, Inc.
PDF (1.2MB/37 pp)
   2:15 p.m. “Evaluation of the Control of Reactivity and Longevity of Nanoscale Colloids by the Methods of Colloid Manufacture”
David Vance
PDF (386KB/26 pp)
   2:35 p.m. Instructions for Breakout Sessions
Nora Savage
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
   3:05 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Research Needs; Data Gaps
   5:00 p.m. Reports from Breakout Sessions
State of the Science III
Chair: Todd Anderson
   8:30 a.m. “Opening Remarks”
Barbara Karn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
Pat Brezonik, NSF
PDF (479KB/8 pp)
   9:00 a.m. Legal/Regulatory/Policy Issues
Marty Spitzer, J.D.
Science Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
   9:30 a.m. “Nanoparticle Transport Porous Media”
Mark Wiesner
Rice University
   9:50 a.m. “Nanoiron in the Subsurface: How Far Can It Go and How Does It Change?”
Greg Lowry, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
PDF (3.8MB/22 pp)
   10:25 a.m. “Health Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials: More than Just Size”
Kevin Dreher
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
PDF (2.1MB/25 pp)
   10:45 a.m. “Nano and the Public: Duh, Yuck and Wow!”
Julia Moore
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
PDF (296KB/10 pp)
   11:05 a.m. Instructions for Breakout Sessions
David Blockstein
National Council for Science and the Environment
   11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
(Technology Transfer/Validation; Public Perception/Communication; Legal/Regulatory Issues)
   2:00 p.m. Reports from Breakout Sessions