Nanomaterials and nanocomposites

The aim of the session is to discuss the new key areas involving nanomaterials and nanocomposites in the field of engineering techniques and technical solutions applied to biological system, which includes waste recovery and water remediation. Nanomaterials (1-100nm) have received extensive attention during the past decades because of their unique chemical and electronic properties due to their nanosize and crystalline structure. Their large surface-to-volume ratio also makes them promising candidates for the development of applications through their excellent adsorptive capacity and catalytic properties. Development and usage of nanomaterials in these fields have gained importance during the last decade and there are many different nanomaterials and nanocomposites used in the field of adsorption/immobilization of chemical and metallic contaminants and degradation/transformation of waste. Nanomaterials offer the possibility of using waste as a resource or as primary matter, and are also used for the production of energy like biogas and syngas. Agriculture as well as food science and technology have witnessed the emergence of new technologies incorporating nanomaterials. They also enable re-using or recycling waste from many sectors such as paper production, nuclear, mining and electronics among various others where conventional materials lack of efficiency.

This session will provide an open forum for researchers from around the world to discuss their investigations performed on nanomaterials applied to Biosystems engineering, agriculture, food technology, waste recovery and water cleaning.

  • Nanocomposites and nanomaterials
  • Water purification
  • Waste treatment
  • Resource recovery
  • Production engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Agriculture
  • Mining waste
  • Food science and technology
  • Power engineering
  • Biogas and Syngas production
  • Nuclear waste

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Institute of Technology

Estonian University of Life Sciences

Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 56

51006 Tartu


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