8 February 2011

The ETH Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles—to be held on June 26-29 in Zürich, Switzerland—issued a Call for Papers.

The Conference provides a forum for expert discussion in the field of combustion-generated nanoparticles including particles characterization methods, emission measurement, and particulate emission control from internal combustion engines and other combustion technologies. Conference topics include:

  • Formation of nanoparticles in technical combustion
  • Nanoparticles < 23 nm
  • Chemical composition of emitted nanoparticles
  • Formation of secondary emissions
  • Translocation and transformation processes of particles in the atmosphere
  • Strategies to minimize particle formation during combustion processes
  • Aftertreatment technologies: performance, applicability, effectiveness
  • Instrumentation and calibration for measuring solid and volatile nanoparticles
  • PEMS and OBD-sensors for nanoparticle emission monitoring
  • Impact of black carbon nanoparticles on global warming
  • Health effects due to combustion generated nanoparticles
  • Legislation and enforcement

This year, the organizers would like to strengthen the interdisciplinary aspect of the Conference. Therefore, contributions are invited that are related to bridging projects which address both the technical and analytical aspects, as well as the environmental and biological/medical effects. These interdisciplinary projects could be presented in form of “tandem-presentations” of 2 to 3 speakers who present the different views.

Keynote speakers are also invited to highlight visions of new technology, impact of black carbon nanoparticles on climate and health and upcoming policies and legislation.

Source: ETH