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Interfacial Processes in the Water Environment

75th A.C.S. Colloid and Surface Science Symposium
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 10-13, 2001

Symposium Organizers:
Stephen E. Cabaniss
Kent State University
David A. Dzombak
Carnegie Mellon University

Interfacial processes have a central role in many reactions and phenomena in the water environment, including mineral weathering, element cycling in the hydrosphere, particle stability in surface waters, subsurface transport of chemical species, bioavailability of nutrient and toxicant chemicals, and chemical residence times in environmental systems. This symposium will bring together scientists and engineers studying the fundamental interfacial processes involved in such phenomena, and the effects of these processes in the water environment.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Sorption at the mineral/water interface
Chemical release from sediments
Interfacial processes and bioavailability
Spectroscopic study of natural particles
Role of particles in environmental catalysis
Surface reactions and mineral dissolution
Interfacial processes in toxicant fate and transport
Interactions of humic substances and mineral particles

This symposium will feature a keynote lecture by
Prof. Donald L. Sparks, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware
"Frontiers in Elucidating Metal Sorption Mechanisms at the Mineral/Water Interface: From the Macroscopic to the Molecular Scale"

For further information on this symposium, contact:

Stephen E. Cabaniss
Department of Chemistry
Kent State University

David A. Dzombak
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Abstracts should be submitted electronically following instructions given here.