Nanotechnology and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Symposium 2006
This web site compiles the presentations, abstracts, highlights, panel discussion summaries, and biographies of the presenters at the Nanotechnology and OSWER Symposium 2006.
Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions of roughly one to 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Nanotechnology has enormous potential to change the way we do things, but also presents new challenges to solid waste management. In July 2006, an international group of renowned legal, academic, and industrial experts in the field of nanotechnology met to discuss how nanomaterials will affect solid waste practices.
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Nanotechnology and OSWER Symposium 2006 Agenda
|Day 1 - Wednesday, July 12|
|9:30-10:30AM||Introduction: Overview of Nanotechnology and the Environment
• Applications of Nanotechnology
• Benefits and Potential Threats to the Environment
|Dr. Vicki Colvin Rice University - Houston, TX|
|10:30-11:30AM||Session 1: Life Cycle of Nanomaterials||Dr. Stig Irving Olsen Technical University of Denmark - Lyngby, Denmark|
|1:00-2:00PM||Session 2: Potential Exposure Scenarios and Potential Toxicity of Nanomaterials||Dr. David Warheit E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. - Newark, DE|
|2:00-3:00PM||Session 3: Detection and Characterization of Nanomaterials in the Environment (2 speakers)||• Mr. John Scalera U.S. EPA - Washington, DC
• Dr. Anil K. Patri National Cancer Institute - Frederick, MD
|3:30-4:30PM||Session 4: Fate and Transport of Nanomaterials||Dr. Gregory V. Lowry Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA|
|Day 2 - Thursday, July 13|
|9:00-10:00AM||Session 5: Waste Management of Nanomaterials
• New Nanoproducts
• Impacts on Current Waste Management Practices
• Pollution Prevention
Dr. Lou Theodore Manhattan College - New York, NY
|10:15-12:00PM||Session 6: Review of Regulations, Positions, Policies, Guidance, and Actions for Nanomaterials (2 speakers)
• General Environmental Law Framework
• Policies on Redevelopment, Institution Controls, Land Reuse
|• Mr. Mark Greenwood Ropes & Gray - Washington, DC
• Mr. Tracy D. Hester Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - Houston, TX
|1:00-3:00PM||Session 7: Panel Discussion
• OSWER Policy and Regulatory Questions
• Data Evaluation and Gaps
• Next Steps
|All Speakers and Special Guests|