Scope of Conference and Topics

General Scope IAP2016 

Interfaces Against Pollution series of conferences is devoted to the understanding of those phenomena relating colloids & interfaces with pollutants in environmental media.

The current situation of our planet makes Environmental Science and Technology one of the central fields of research to achieve a sustainable development of humanity. The impact of anthropogenic activity brings up a number of potentially adverse effects on the environment, which pose a challenge for researchers nowadays. On the other hand, a deep insight into the physicochemical mechanisms involved in the fate and behaviour of pollutants in environmental compartments represents many opportunities for R&D of novel tools, models and technologies for remediation of contaminants, risk assessment of current and upcoming new materials, as well as the sustainable development of chemical industries in the near future. For these reasons, 2016 edition of IAP conference is focused on the double side of challenges & opportunities within the discipline of environmental chemistry of colloidal and interfacial systems.


Sessions will be focused in interfacial processes related with the following areas:

  1. Water treatment and soil remediation technologies
    • (Bio)Catalysis  and interfaces
    • Bioelectrodes
    • Capacitive deionizaton (CDI)
    • Electrochemistry at interfaces
    • Membranes
    • Flotation and coagulation
    • Flocculation
  2. Instrumental techniques for probing interfacial processes
    • Neutrons and X-Rays in Environmental Sciences
    • Imaging techniques, including tomography
    • Confocal and other microscopy techniques
    • AFM
    • Sensors and Biosensors
  3. Elemental speciation, biouptake, bioavailability and toxicity
    • Analytical Environmental methods
    • Ecotoxicology
    • Dynamic and equilibrium modelling
  4. Natural and engineered colloids and nanoparticles
    • Environmental fate & behaviour
    • Characterization techniques
    • Transformation
    • Humic substances
  5. Fundamentals of colloid and interface science
    • Modelling and molecular simulation
    • Adsorption and bioadhesion
    • Electrokinetics
    • Reaction kinetics, catalysis
    • Transport in porous media
  6. Global environmental processes
    • Energy capture, storage and recovery
    • Biogeochemistry of carbon cycle
    • Ocean acidification
    • Multi-scale modelling