5th Joint Workshop


 Joint Dissemination Event


The 5th Dissemination workshop of the Nano4water cluster will be held in Barcelona during 20-21 January 2015.


 Conference Programme


Please find the final programme and the related presentations here.




Water treatment and purification is a main challenge for the current and upcoming generations. Membrane processes, nanosized materials and the combination from both offer a wide range of possibilities and ways for water treatment by means of filtration and catalytic processes.

The nano4water cluster is a focal point for EU research in nano-enabled water treatment. The nano4water workshop series aims on bringing together activities and results of the areas named above allowing finding synergies to boost development status and ways into application.

The 5th workshop themed “Recent Advances in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment“ will be organized by LEITAT Technological Center.

The nano4water cluster projects are co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union


 Program Committee


Aji Mathew
Luleå University of Technology Sweden - NanoSelect

Marcus Weyd
Fraunhofer IKTS Germany - CeraWater

Mirko Faccini
LEITAT Technology Center, Spain - CERAMPOL

Sabine Paulussen

John Wong
RWTH Aachen University Germany, LblBRANE




The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanotechnology for water treatment and desalination
  • Nanostructured membranes for advanced water purification
  • Bio-inspired membranes and processes
  • Nanocatalysts and enhanced photocatalytic degradation
  • Nanosorbents for the removal of water pollutants
  • Bioactive nanoparticles as alternative disinfectants
  • Sensing and Monitoring
  • Strategies for mitigation of membrane fouling
  • Materials and Process Innovation

 Conference Organizers


Dr. Izabel Alfany, Dr. Mirko Faccini
LEITAT Technological Center Spain


 Call for Papers


Authors of conference papers are kindly requested to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation related to the theme “Recent Advances in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment“.
All abstracts should be submitted electronically by December 1, 2014 using the Abstract template available at online at http://leitat.org/nano4water.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizers by December 15, 2014.


 Call for Exhibitors


We invite you to present your company at the 5th workshop of the nano4water cluster.
Please contact with us to know about different options and prices.
Subsequently we will contact you soon for further arrangements.

The list of exhibitors will be announced online and published in the program.


 Registration Fees

Regular 250 €
Students* 150 €
Accompanying person 150 €

The registration fee includes four coffee breaks, two lunches, conference dinner and conference kit.
Registration will be possible with the registration form on the website http://leitat.org/nano4water. Please use one form for each participant.

In case of cancellation until January 9, 2015, the total fee will be refunded. After this date, a refund of the registration fee minus an administration fee of 50 € is possible.

* Only students with valid student card qualify for the reduced fee.  



The workshop will be held at The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. CCCB is one of the most visited exhibition and arts centres of the city of Barcelona (Spain).


 Best poster awards


Students posters will be evaluated for best poster awards.

1st prize 200 €
2nd prize 150 €
3rd prize 100 €

 Important dates


December 1, 2014
Deadline for submission of abstracts

December 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance

January 9, 2015
Closing date for registration

January 20-21, 2015
5th Nano4water Cluster workshop




Dr. Mirko Faccini
LEITAT Technological Center, Spain.

+34 93 788 23 00