BlueTech Webinar Series: The Potential for Nanotechnology in Desalination

BlueTech Webinar Series: The Potential for Nanotechnology in Desalination
Recorded on Thursday, May 22, 2014:


11:00am - 12:30pm Eastern US Time;
4:00pm - 5:30pm British Time

BlueTech® Research, in conjunction with B2B Webinars, would like to invite you to our upcoming interactive webinar on the potential for nanotechnology in desalination, including analysis of the current technology offerings and future projections.

Nanotechnology offers enormous potential in a wide variety of applications, providing some examples of materials with exceptional strength and tailored surface properties while being extremely light, thin or microscopic. These attributes could be of great interest for membranes used in desalination, and the last few years have seen the start of what could be a revolutionary development for desalination and water treatment. However, commercial progress so far has arguably been slow apart from the exception of NanoH2O. Arguments against membrane media incorporating nanotechnology are that it may be too expensive or impractical from a manufacturing standpoint, and it may have limited relevance to real-world applications. However, in light of these potential drawbacks, ultimately incorporating nanotechnology presents the best opportunity for the next leap forward in membrane performance.

This next webinar in the BlueTech Webinar Series will examine the potential for nanotechnology and include presentations from an international panel representing different parts of the industry and academia. Panelists will review different approaches, including the incorporation of nanoparticles into existing membranes and the creation of novel nano-structures such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Lastly, panelists will discuss performance prospects, the practicality of implementation, and the potential economic benefits, highlighting research needs and commercial opportunities. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session to address specific questions from participants.

Questions to be answered include:

  • How is the nanotechnology market changing, particularly in relation to desalination?
  • How can a new entrant break into this market?
  • What are the treatment trains typically available; what are their advantages and disadvantages, and are there alternative approaches?
  • Where are the near term commercial applications for nanotechnology in desalination? What specific research is needed to make this happen?
  • What companies and research groups are actively taking charge in this area?
  • What innovations are emerging and leading to new opportunities? What promising new applications for nanotechnology are emerging?
  • What is the future of this market?

Who should attend?

  • Investors looking to understand the market opportunity in nanotechnology.
  • Water industry executives looking to maintain (or establish) a competitive advantage and inform strategic moves in this growing market segment.
  • Technology providers looking for technology gaps and unmet needs.
  • Consultants, policy makers and regulators looking to stay on top of the latest market trends and the state of technological innovation in nanotechnology.


Dr. Graeme K. Pearce, Director, Membrane Consultancy Associates and Consultant, O2 Environmental Technology Assessment Group (TAG)


Bruce Hinds, William Bryan Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky

Eric Hoek, Founder and CEO, Water Planet Engineering

Rob McGinnis, Founder and CEO, Nagare


About B2B Webinars
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About BlueTech Research
BlueTech Research, an O2 Environmental company, is an independent water technology market intelligence firm. We provide actionable insights to a global client base on innovative and disruptive technologies, market direction, market opportunities, and access to intelligence on the companies innovating in the water space. To learn more or schedule a demo, please visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How It Works

The 90 minute session is interactive and you will be able to submit questions -live- to our esteemed speakers - via computer during the session. However, please note that since this is a discussion and not a formal presentation the only visual elements will be the information contained herein.
You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.
A separate email sent a (business) day before the webinar will include a toll free dial-in phone number and access code to dial into the seminar. It will also include the Internet address and login instructions to access the webinar.
At the time of the interactive session, you will call into the toll-free number via phone or speakerphone and log in to the special website. You will follow the presentation on the web; the Instructors will manage the timing and page changes of the presentation directly.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.

Single Connection: $245.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $150.00

A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.

By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $150 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

  • Tuesday, 15 April 2014