The 17th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes (ISSP) will be held from 24-29 July 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. ISSP is a well-established biennial conference. For six days, the conference will bring together scientists with a shared interest in solubility. Solubility-related processes are of fundamental importance in a large number of scientific disciplines and practical applications, ranging from ore processing and nuclear waste disposal to the use of medicines and the transport of pollutants. The main subjects of the conference will include, but not be limited to: aqueous solutions at high ionic strength, biomineralisation, computer assisted modelling (ab initio, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo as well as equilibrium and kinetic calculations), gas-liquid solubility, ionic liquids, molten salts, solid solutions, solubility, and nanoparticles. ISSP17 is co-chaired by Montserrat Filella and Wolfgang Hummel.
ISSP17 will include two applied workshops focusing on highly topical issues. A workshop on Solubility in energy and waste issues of emerging concern will discuss greenhouse gases (carbon capture and
storage, methane clathrates), emerging energy technologies (fracking, geothermal energy), and long-term behaviour of waste disposal sites. In collaboration with the European Union COST action TD1470, a workshop on Technology-critical elements prone to hydrolysis in biological and environmental systems will deal with less-studied elements that are increasingly being used in new technologies in the fields of communication, mobility, and green energy.
Geneva enjoys a long scientific tradition, with figures such as Jean-Charles Galissard de Marignac, who measured the atomic mass of 28 chemical elements, discovered one, ytterbium, and co-discovered another, gadolinium. It is home to CERN, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research, as well as to over 300 international and non-governmental organisations and permanent missions. This multicultural, thrilling environment is mirrored by the University of Geneva that is hosting this conference.
For full details visit: http://issp17.unige.ch
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