Indo-UK Workshop on Clean Water through Advanced and Affordable Materials

Call for participants to workshop on: Indo-UK Workshop: Clean Water through Advanced and Affordable Materials. Chennai, India 8-10 August 2016.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund from the British Council, Dr David Jenkins (Plymouth University, UK)  and Dr Vasanthakumari (BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, India) will be holding a workshop on Water for Life in Chennai, India on 8-10 August 2016.

Early Career Researchers from the UK or India are now invited to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

The workshop will focus on some specific themes:

Session I: NanoMaterials and membranes

Session I will deal with all possible materials including nanomaterials such as Carbon nanopowders, Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, 2-dimensional materials, their nano-composites; Polymer membranes and their preparation; Polymer nanocomposite membrane preparation; status of manufacturing capability

Session II: Separation / Filtration technologies

Session II is intended to deal with all the separation and filtration technologies including nanofiltration and Reverse osmosis processes, their problem areas and solutions. Also this session will deal with the cost effective technologies available for obtaining portable filtration devices for use by common man, sustainable solutions

Session III: Waste water purification

Session III is to deal with waste water treatment covering the recent trends in treatment of various types of industry water, sewage water, waste water treatment in big colonies/ townships, universities, colleges for self containment, rain water harvesting measures

If you would like more information about the workshop please contact Dr David Jenkins ( and Dr Vasanthakumari (

For more information on the Researcher Links Scheme please visit

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