Clean Technology 2009

Infrastructure & Novel Sources


Symposium & Topics

Water Technologies & Management: Water & Energy Symbiosis, Filtration, Desalinization, Purification, Power-Gen Use, Agriculture Use, Waste-water Treatment & Reuse, Conservation, Consumer Acceptance, Markets, Policy
Grid Technologies & Management: Control Challenges, Smart Grid, Transmission, DC, Superconducting Lines, Demand Response, Sensing & Monitoring, Grid Storage, Battery, Localized Generation, Renewable Integration
Storage Technologies & Applications: Fuel Cells, Batteries, Super Capacitors, Localized Storage, Thermal & Mechanical Storage
Hydrogen: Generation, Fuel Conversion, Storage, Applications, Case Studies
Novel Energy Sources: Heat & Power, Novel Heating & Cooling, Electromagnetic, Kinetic Collection

Track Committee

Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan
Michael Bates, Gridpoint
David Berokoff, Sempra Energy Utilities
Gerald Brady, Siemens
Michael Carlson, Xcel Energy
Andres Carvallo, Austin Energy
Shushana Castle, Millenium Water Alliance
Joshua Dickinson, WateReuse Foundation
Stephen Dorris, Argonne National Laboratories
Roger Duncan, Austin Energy
Imre Gyuk, US Department of Energy
Chris Hickman, Site Controls
Susan Hutson, US Geological Survey
Chuck Jones, First Energy
Sallie-Keller McNulty, Rice University
Martin Olsen, Active Power
Nitin Parekh, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Rob Renner, American Water Works Association
Ben Schafer, American Hydrogen Corporation
George Sverdup, NREL
Wade Troxell, Colorado State University
Bill Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab
Armin Volkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Monika Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth
Andy Zaske, General Electric
Jin Zhang, University of California at Santa Cruz

Track Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Energy Storage - 1: Lockheed Martin Symposium
10:30 Water: Market Opportunities
1:30 Water: Applications
1:30 Smart Grid: Technologies to Business
4:00 Water: Industrial Water Treatment Applications

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
11:00 Water: Treatment & Distribution
10:30 Energy Storage Technology
1:30 Water: Technologies & Wastewater
1:30 Smart Grid: Technologies to Business
1:30 Energy Storage Technology
3:00 Energy Storage - 2: Lockheed Martin Symposium
3:30 Smart Grid: Technologies to Business

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Remediation & Brownfield Development
10:30 Energy Storage: Fuel Cells
 Grid & Energy Storage Technology
 Waste & Emissions Management
 Water, Wastewater & Remediation
3:00 Smart Grid: Lockheed Martin Symposium
3:30 Hydrogen - Storage and Technology
3:30 Waste & Emissions Management

Thursday May 7


Track Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Energy Storage - 1: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Koeunyi Bae, Lockheed Martin, US
10:30 Towards Novel Nano-Constructs: Novel Materials and Assembly for the Next Generation of Rechargeable Batteries
C. Yilmaz, M. Trahan, T. Kim, S. Somu, A. Busnaina, Y.J. Jung, S. Mukerjee, Northeastern University, US
10:45 A 3-D Nanobattery System With Individually-wired Nano-electrodes For Enhanced Performance
D. Teeters, P. Johnson, The University of Tulsa, US
11:00 (CANCELED) Low Loss Mechanical Flywheel Battery
W. Higdon, J. Kaliszewski, M. Powel, EES Holdings, US
11:15 Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (PC-SOFC) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
C. Kjolseth, P. Vestre, Protia AS, NO
11:30 A Solid State, Rechargeable Lithiu-Air Battery
B. Kumar, J. Kumar, University of Dayton, US
H-L. Zhang, D. Morse, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
12:00 Polyelectrolytes for fuel cells and Lithium polymer batteries
G. Maier, M. Gross, R. Gaertner, M.O. Hunt, Polymaterials AG, DE
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10:30 Water: Market OpportunitiesRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC
10:30 Water Technology Market Opportunities: Megatrends, Drivers, and Emerging Solutions
J.E. Zuback, Global Water Advisors, President, US (bio)
11:00 Infrastructure and the Environment – Current Events
M. LeChevallier, Innovation & Environmental Stewardship American Water, US
11:30 Venture Capitalist's perspective on investing in the water space
K. Sanchez Real, Flywheel Ventures, US
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1:30 Water: ApplicationsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
1:30 Water and Biofuel Production- Issues and Opportunities
A. Michaels, Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC, US
2:00 Disruptive Technology for Industrial Separations
M. Lean, PARC, US
2:30 Detection of Adsorbates on Nanoparticle Surfaces during Water Remediation
S.A. Hooker, E. Mansfield, M. Stewart, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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1:30 Smart Grid: Technologies to BusinessRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Wade Adams, Rice University, US and Sivaram Arepalli, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
1:30 Building the Smart Grid
A. Carvallo, Austin Energy, US
1:50 Demand Response: A “Green” Approach to Addressing Capacity-Transmission Constraints While Empowering Customers
F. Hoss, Capgemini, US
2:10 Innovative Technologies in Demand Response: Delivering Increased Value for Utilities, Grid Operators, and Electricity Consumers
G. Dixon, S. Harper, D. Clement, EnerNOC Inc, US
2:30 Business Case Development for Smart Power Programs
A.J. Roehr, Capgemini, US
2:50 Accelerating Change in the Power Grid Infrastructure
S. Toteda, Dust Networks, Inc., US
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4:00 Water: Industrial Water Treatment ApplicationsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
4:00 Future Trends: Reducing Your Water Footprint
B. Holt, GE Power & Water, US (bio)
4:30 Cleaning Water for Oil & Gas Wells
D. Themy, Neohydro, US
5:00 Waste water is gold under our feet
U. Studer, Rabtherm AG, CH

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US (bio)
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU (bio)
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11:00 Water: Treatment & DistributionRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
11:00 Water Treatment & Distribution Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
11:10 Sustainable Desalination of Fresh Water
R.L. Stover, Energy Recovery Inc, US
11:30 AltelaRain Produced Water Treatment & Re-use
N.A. Godshall, M.J. Bruff, Altela Inc., US
11:50 Using Secuirty Monitoring Tool to Improve Operation of the Water Distribution System
D. Kroll, Hach Company, US
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10:30 Energy Storage TechnologyRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Bill Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab, US
10:30 Challenges in Energy Storage at Multiple Scales
W. Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab, US (bio)
10:50 Using Storage-based Power Systems to smooth Wind Farm Ramping
M.D. Breen, C. Coe, C. Such, Xtreme Power, US
11:10 Think Outside the Battery: Improving Efficiency without Recreating the Wheel
R. Slavens, Active Power, Inc., US
11:30 Portable Hydrogen Generation using Carbon Cryogel-Ammonia Borane Nanocomposites
S. Sepehri, B. Batalla Garcia, K. Park, G. Cao, A.H. Brothers, Mainstream Engineering Corporation, US
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1:30 Water: Technologies & WastewaterRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:30 Water Technology & Wastewater Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:40 Using Gold to Enhance Palladium Catalytic Activity for Trichloroethene Reductive Dechlorination
Y.-L. Fang, P.J.J. Alvarez, J.T. Miller, M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
2:00 Innovations in Energy Efficient Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems:
L.L. Behrends, ReCiprocating Water Technologies LLC, US
2:20 Enviroquip Membrane Bioreactor Systems – Novel Wastewater Treatment Process for Enhanced Nutrient Removal
K. Zhang, C. Lewis, M. Swanson, A. Ball, Enviroquip, US
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1:30 Smart Grid: Technologies to BusinessRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Wade Adams, Rice University, US and Sivaram Arepalli, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
1:30 The Distributed Energy Grid - The Smalley Vision
W. Adams, Rice University, US (bio)
1:40 Smart Grid Introduction and Concept of and Path to TX Smart Grid
M. Holloway, CCET, US (bio)
2:00 Concept of and Path to Houston Smart Grid
B. Perlman, Vector Solutions, US (bio)
2:20 Electricity transmission grid upgrades: Some economic considerations
P. Hartley, James A. Baker Institute, Rice University, US (bio)
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1:30 Energy Storage TechnologyRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Bill Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab, US
1:30 A Novel Architecture for Micro Fuel Cells
S. Moghaddam, E. Pengwang, K. Lin, R.I. Masel, M.A. Shannon, UIUC, US (bio)
1:50 High lithium ion storage capacity of CO annealed titania nanotube arrays
D. Liu, Y. Zhang, G. Cao, University of Washington, US
2:10 Promoting the activity of LiFePO4 (olivine) cathode of Li-ion battery by supramolecular complexes with single walled carbon nanotubes
L. Kavan, I. Exnar, M. Graetzel, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, CZ
2:30 (CANCELED) Nickel oxide hollow nano-fiber electrodes for electrochemical capacitors
S. Machida, H. Tsutsumi, Yamaguchi University, JP
2:50 Phase Stabilized and Enhanced PtCu3/C oxygen reduction electrocatalysts via Au galvanic displacement
Z. Liu, D. Huang, S. Koh, C. Yu, K.L. More, L.F. Allard Jr., P. Strasser, University of Houston, US
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3:00 Energy Storage - 2: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Vince Teofilo, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00 A123Systems - Smart Grid Ready Storage
C. Vartanian, A123Systems, US
3:15 (CANCELED) Firefly Microcell Foam Battery Technology
K. Kelley, Firefly Energy, Inc., US
3:30 Innovative Fabrication of High Energy Cathode Materials and Integrated, On-board Power Solutions
J.R. Pitts, E. Dayalan, A. J. Manning, I. Oladeji, C. Nelson, Planar Energy Devices, US
3:45 The PowerWrapper Supercapacitor as an Integrated Structural Component
T. Simmons, R. Wahi, C. Galande, S. Mehta, R. Miller, Paper Battery Company, US
4:00 High Power and Energy Density Supercapacitors Based on Conductive Polymers
P.J. Kinlen, S. Viswanathan, J.-H. Young, Y.-G. Kim, J. Mbugua, J. Simpson, W.-S. Shih, M. Stroder, K. Edwards, H.-L. Nguyen, Crosslink, US
4:15 Philips Applied Technologies - Innovation - Energy Storage
J. Downes, A. Rankers, Philips Applied Technologies, US
4:30 Ultra-High Energy Density Lithium/Air and Lithium/Water Batteries
S.J. Visco, E. Nimon, M-Y. Chu, L. De Jonghe, PolyPlus Battery Company, US
4:45 Large-format, Prismatic Lithium Ion SuperPolymer Batteries
G. DasGupta, G. DasGupta, CA
5:00 Ultra-high Capacity Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
B.Z. Jang, A. Zhamu, Nanotek Instruments, Inc., US
5:15 The VPS Cycle: Utility-Scale Power Storage via Liquid Air Production
D. Vandor, J. Dockter, Expansion Energy LLC, US
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3:30 Smart Grid: Technologies to BusinessRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Wade Adams, Rice University, US and Sivaram Arepalli, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
3:30 Storage Technologies for a Smart Grid
R. Hebner, University of Texas at Austin, US (bio)
3:50 High Temperature Superconductivity and the Smart Grid
A.J. Jacobson, University of Houston, US (bio)
4:10 Armchair Quantum Wire
W. Adams, Rice University, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US (bio)
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US (bio)
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US (bio)
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US (bio)
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10:30 Remediation & Brownfield DevelopmentRoom 320 CF
 Session chair: Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
10:30 Restoration of the Lower Don Lands: a Case Study in Brownfields Redevelopment
T. Dekker, LimnoTech, Inc., US (bio)
11:00 Removal of Heavy Metals From Aqueous Solutions with Calcium Alginate Beads
T. Luna-Pineda, O. Perales-Pérez, F. Román-Velázquez, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, PR
11:20 Natural Attenuation of Hydrocarbon Polluted Soils in Mexico
L.C. Fernández-Linares, N.G. Rojas-Avelizapa, T. Roldán-Carrillo, M. Islas-Ramírez, Instituto Politecnico Nacional UPIBI, MX
11:40 Uncertainty-Based Risk Classification and Scaling for Remedial Decision-Making
M.Y. Li, A.M. Michalak, P. Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
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10:30 Energy Storage: Fuel CellsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert C. Shaddox, Winstead PC
10:30 Energy-efficient electrochemical CO2 capture from the atmosphere
M.D. Eisaman, D.E. Schwartz, S. Amic, D. Larner, J. Zesch, K. Littau, Palo Alto Research Center, US
10:50 A Novel Anode Electrode for Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell
K.-J. Kim, R. Bernas, G.H. Miley, N. Luo, X. Yang, University of Illinois, US
11:10 A Computational Study to Overcome Mass Transfer Limit in Microfluidic Fuel Cell
T. Wilburn, D. Zhou, California State Univeristy, Sacramento, US
11:30 Nanoengineering of a New Generation Proton Exchange Membrane for Micro Fuel Cells
S. Moghaddam, R. Masel, M. Shannon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
11:50 High Permeance Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation
O. Polyakov, B. Lutz, D. Routkevitch, Synkera Technologies Inc., US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Grid & Energy Storage TechnologyExpo Hall
- Role of Pressure Fluctuation in Hydrogen-Induced Amorphization for Hydrogen Storage Materials
M. Katagiri, H. Onodera, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
- Computational Modeling of Pressure-Composition-Temperature Curves for Hydrogen Storage Materials
V. Tserolas, M. Katagiri, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
- Structural Changes and Formation Energy Study in BCC Type Hydrogen Storage Materials
Y. Tanaka, M. Katagiri, H. Onodera, H. Ogawa, National Institute for Material Science, JP
- SMES MRI Device – Alternative for Ecological Energy Storage
S. Molokac, L. Grega, P. Rybar, M. Rybarova, Technical University of Kosiciach, SK
- Fudamentals of Supercapacitors and Applications
V.E. Fortov, A.A. Denshikov, E.E. Son, Joint Institute for High Temperature Rassian Academy of Sciences, RU
- Oxidase and Dehydrogenase-based Glucose Bioanodes for Starch Biofuel Cell Development
M-J Yen, J-Y Wang, K-C Ho, L-C Chen, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, TW
- Development of high-conductivity aluminum wires using carbon nanotubes coatings
E.C. Diniz, R.H.R. Castro, FEI University Center, BR
- High Capacity Electrodes for Li-ion Cells
R.A. Rojeski, Rojeski Research Engineering and Design, US
- Utility Grid Automation and Risk Management
S.E. McLaughlin, P.D. McDaniel, Penn State University, US
- Highly Efficient and Stable Buckypaper-Based Electrodes for PEM Fuel Cells
W. Zhu, J.P. Zheng, R. Liang, B. Wang, C. Zhang, Florida State University, US
- Running the World on Renewables via Hydrogen Transmission Pipelines with Firming Geologic Storage
W. Leighty, The Leighty Foundation, US
- High-performance bulk nanostructured magnets
C.B. Rong, J.P. Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, US
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Waste & Emissions ManagementExpo Hall
- Characterization of Hydrocarbon Solidification with CIAgent©
J.J. Solomon, T.R. Hanley, Auburn University, US
- Emission Control Technology for Wood Burning Fireplaces
D. Kelly, R. Allred, Clear Skies Unlimited Inc., US
- Mobile thermal unit for PCB destruction
J. René Cornellier, FRALMA Technologies, CA
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Water, Wastewater & RemediationExpo Hall
- A Sonoelectrochemical Synthesis of Nanosized CdS on TiO2 Nanotube-Array for Enhancing Photoelectrochemical Reactivity
C.L. Wang, L. Sun, H. Yun, J. Li, Y.K. Lai, C.J. Lin, Xiamen University, CN
- Catalytic Remediation of Perchloroethylene by Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles
R.J. Smith, M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
- Nanomagnetite used in the purification of arsenic contaminated water
L. Harrison, J.T. Mayo, V. Colvin, Rice University, US
- Effect of surfactant on TiO2/UV mediated heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of DDT in contaminated water
S. Sinha, N.G. Tapia-Orozco, D.S. Acosta-Ramírez, R. Rodríguez-Vázquez, CINVESTAV, MX
- Influence of Ultrasonic Waves on Escherichia Coli DH5a Genom
M. Olvera, K. Ilangovan, Research Centre for Environmental Quality, ITESM-CEM, MX
- 12 Billion Dollars Annually Expended on Throw away Filters- There is a new technology alternative to this wasteful practice
D. Bromley, Enprotec, CA
- Isolation and Characterization of Benzene Degrading Bacteria from Gasoline Contaminated Water
A. Singh, P. Sar, G. Bennett, Rice University, US
- Enhanced Biodegradation of 2,3,4,5,6-pentachlorocyclohexan-1-ol -- a b-HCH Metabolite -- in the Presence of a and g-HCH Isomers by Pseudomonas aeruginosa ITRC-5
A. Singh, A. Kumar, K. Misra, Rice University, US
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3:00 Smart Grid: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Ken Van Meter, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00 Satcon Micro Grid Solutions
L. Casey, M. Levi, Satcon Technology Corporation, US
3:15 Telcordia Intelligent Network Modeling and Analysis for the Smart Grid
D. Famolari, G. Kiss, S. Leanheart, R. White, Telcordia Technologies Inc, US
3:30 Integrating Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
T. Ait-Laoussine, EnerNOC, US
3:45 A Novel System for Smart Grid Monitoring and Management
A. Desai, H.P. Le, J. Singh, La Trobe University, AT
4:00 Vergent Energy: Energy Efficiency Platform
W.A. Maull, M. Steiner, Vergent Energy, US
4:15 Philips Applied Technologies - Innovation - Smart Grid Technologies
J. Downes, L. James, Philips Applied Technologies, US
4:30 Fast Demand Response
S. Uckun, D. Greene, H. Hindi, B. Preas, Palo Alto Research Center, US
4:45 Advanced SmartGrid Modeling and Simulation using High Performance Computing
S.D. Wix, P.V. Plunkett, Sandia National Laboratories, US
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3:30 Hydrogen - Storage and TechnologyRoom 320 BE
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, DE
3:30 Engineering High Surface Area Catalysts for Clean Tech Applications
D.N. McIlroy, G. Corti, T. Cantrell, M. Beaux, T. Prakash, M.G. Norton, Washington State University, US
3:50 Plasma Torch Process for Hydrogen Production at Small Distributed Stations
G.H. Miley, W.C. Gough, H. Leon, University of Illinois, US
4:10 Silica Nanosprings – A Novel Nanostructured Material for Hydrogen Storage
M.G. Norton, D.N. McIlroy, G. Corti, M.A. Miller, Washington State University, US
4:30 Hydrogen-Steel Compatibility Research at NIST-Boulder
T.A. Siewert, A.J. Slifka, J.D. McColskey, A.N. Lasseigne, N.E. Nanninga, Y. Levi, NIST, US
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3:30 Waste & Emissions ManagementRoom 350 DE
 Session chair: Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
3:30 Emissions Management through Green Infrastructure
C. Clark, Argonne National Laboratory, US (bio)
4:00 Method for Converting Waste Plastic to Hydrocarbon Fuel Materials
M. Sarker, Natural State Research, Inc., US
4:20 Assuming Responsibility for E-Waste Through Recycling: Emerging Issues with Product Stewardship Initiatives
C. Smith, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, US
4:40 Waste Management
L. Wong, Waste Mangement, US
5:00 The application of Plasma Gasification to multiple waste streams
D. Prinzing, US Science & Technology, US
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