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Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Cleantech Conference and Trade Show

ISBN 9781420063820
Published June 8, 2007 by CRC Press
250 Pages 350 B/W Illustrations

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The Cleantech conference, which runs parallel with NSTI’s Nanotech, is designed to promote advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies, and clean business practices, covering important developments in renewable energy, clean technologies, business and policy, bio-energy, and novel technologies, as well as environmental and clean and green advancements. Collected into its own volume for the first time, the papers from Cleantech 2007 cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to address those issues relevant to maintaining and improving the sustainability of our planet.

Table of Contents

Program Committee

Energy and Fuels

Extracting unburnt coal from black coal fly ash

M. Kusnierova, P. Fecko

Bacterial desulphurization of brown coals

P. Fecko, M. Kusnierova, M. Safarova, V. Cablik

Amorphous Diamond Solar Cells

J.C. Sung, M-C. Kan, T-J. Hsiao and M. Sung

Integrated Multistage Supercritical Technology to Produce High Quality Vegetable Oil and Biofuels

G. Anitescu, A. Deshpande, P.A. Rice and L.L. Tavlarides

8nm cerium oxide as a fuel additive for fuel consumption and emissions reduction

G. Wakefield and M. Gardener

Effect of Surface Hydration and Interfusion of Suspended Silica Nanoparticles on Heat Transfer

D. Milanova, X. Wu and R. Kumar

Energy Applications of Nanotechnology

Evaluation of Nanostructured Polymeric Coatings for Corrosion Protection

A. Aglan, A. Ludwick and M. Reeves

Preparation and Characterization of Nafion/Microporous Titanosilicate Composite Membranes as Ion-

Conducting Materials

S.-Y. Ryu, J.-D. Jeon and S.-Y. Kwak

Amorphous Diamond as a Thermionic Material

J.C. Sung, M-C Kan, T-J Hsiao, Y-T Chen and M. Sung

Ultra-short pulsed laser for nano-texturation associated to plasma immersion implantation for 3D shallow doping : Application to silicon photovoltaic

M. Halbwax, T. Sarnet, Ph. Delaporte, M. Sentis, H. Etienne, F. Torregrosa, V. Vervisch and S.


Dye-sensitized solar cell using a TiO2 nanocrystalline film electrode prepared by solution combustion synthesis

C.M. Wang and S.L. Chungb

Synthesis and characterization of a highly cross linked PEGME and PEG for solid electrolyte and its

application in dye-sensitized solar cells

M. Shaheer Akhtar, J-M Chun, H-C Lee, K-J Kim and O-B Yang

Nano-Hetero Structure for direct energy conversion

L. Popa-Simil

Nanotechnology – Disruptive Technologies for Electric Utility Systems. Challenges and Opportunities

J. Stringer and R.H. Richman

Catching Mr. Big with the Small - 'To Infinitesimal and Beyond'

I. Eastwood

TiN/GaN- Metal/Semiconductor Multilayers for Thermionic Energy Conversion Devices

V. Rawat and T.D. Sands

Pt and Pt-Ru/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites Synthesized in Supercritical Fluid as Electrocatalysts

for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells

Y. Lin, X. Cui, J. Wang, C.H. Yen and C.M. Wai

Nanoporous Silicon Membrane Based Micro Fuel Cells for Portable Power Sources Applications

K-L Chu, M.A. Shannon and R.I. Masel

Novel Electrolyte Membrane for Fuel Cell Utilizing Nano Composite

K.C. Nguyen, H.V. Nguyen, S.T. Do, T.T. Doan, A.T. Nguyen, T.V. Le and T.N.T. Nguyen

Heat Transfer Cost-Effectiveness of Nanofluids

D. Xu, L. Pan and Q. Yao

Emissions, and Environmental

Influence of His-195 on the nitrogenase FeMo-cofactor activity

C. Cavallotti, D. Moscatelli and S. Carrà

Development of Functionally Graded SiC-Based

T. Gerdes and M. Willert-Porada

Study on non-Freon air cooling system using water refrigerant

A. Sugawara, S. Nakamikawa, M. Kageyama, S. Yamazaki, N. Abe, T. Itou, A. Tsurumaki and K. Kawasaki

Conjugates of Enzyme-Magnetic Nanoparticles for Bioremediation*

Y. Qiang, A. Sharma, A. Paszczynski and D. Meyer

Recovery of Caustic Soda in Textile Mercerization by Combined Membrane Filtration

J. Yang, C. Park, D. Lee and S. Kim

Study of model contaminants desorption from recycled PET in dry air and nitrogen atmosphere by

thermogravimetric analysis

A.S.F. Santos, J.A.M. Agnelli, E.S. Medeiros, E. Corradini, S. Manrich

Development of a Mobile Asbestos Decontamination Process

T. Gerdes, A. Rosin, M. Willert-Porada

Serpentine Fluidic Structures for Particle Separation

A.S. Kole, M.H. Lean, J. Seo

Sorption of Ethylbenzene, Toluene and Xylene onto Crumb Rubber from Aqueous Solutions

L.A. Alamo-Nole, F. Roman and O. Perales-Perez

Growth and Some Enzymatic Responses of E. coli to Photocatalytic TiO2

A. Erdem, D. Metzler, H.W. Chou, H.Y. Lin and C.P. Huang

Novel FD SOI Devices Structure for Low Standby Power Applications

M-W Ma, T-S Chao, K-S Kao, J-S Huang and T-F Lei

Solar-Blind Dual-Band UV/IR Photodetectors Integrated on a Single Chip

D. Starikov, C. Boney, R. Pillai and A. Bensaoula

Enviroment, Health and Society

Characterization on Dioxin Emission of TiO2 Nanoparticle-Encapsulating Poly(vinyl chloride) (TEPVC)

compared to conventional PVC

H. Yoo, S.H. Kim, A.R. Lee and S.-Y. Kwak

Theoretical Study of the Reaction between OH Radicals and Formaldehyde adsorbed on Small

Silica Clusters

C. Iuga and A. Vivier-Bunge

An investigation of natural nanoparticles for cleaning applications

M. Nero and B. Tran

Aided Transport of Nano-Iron in Clay Soils Using Direct Electric Field

L. Hannum and S. Pamukcu

Nano-Catalysts and Colloidal Suspensions of Carbo-Iron for Environmental Application

K. Mackenzie, H. Hildebrand and F.-D. Kopinke

An integrated NMR/nanosensor system for sensitive detection of environmental toxins and

harmful microbes

J.M. Perez, D.P. Fries and J.J. Hickman

Nanotechnology and the Global Poor: United States Policy and International Collaborations

R. Rodrigues, R. Sandler, W.D. Kay and T. Lodwick

Nanotechnology and the Water Market: Applications and Health Effects

F.S. Mowat and J. Tsuji

Novel Technologies

Nano-structures materials for Energy Direct Conversion and Fuel Breeding

L. Popa-Simil

Building Green with Nanotechnology

G. Elvin

Heat is the Enemy of Energy Efficiency

D. Forder and P. Fox

Self-Assembled Soft Nanomaterials from Renewable Resources

G. John

Industry and Policy

Designing Today’s CleanTech Research Facility: Sustainable, Highly Technical Architectural and

Engineering Design Applied to the New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle Research Laboratory


J. Ostafi and D. Sereno

Good Policy Makes Good Business

B. Cinnamon

Clean Tech: New Paradigms and Communications Challenges

M. Allison, A. Pray, H. Drage and P. Missimore

Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization in Ohio

D.M. Giolando, R. Collins, R.J. Davis

Photovoltaics and Fuel Cells

Bulk Heterojunction Organic-Inorganic Photovoltaic Cell Based on Doped Silicon Nanowires

G. Goncher, L. Noice and R. Solanki

Molecular Building Blocks for Efficient Solid State Lighting

P.E. Burrows and L.S. Sapochak

Dynamics of Water in Nafion Fuel Cell Membranes: the Effects of

D.E. Moilanen, I.R. Piletic and M.D. Fayer

Determination of Pore Size Distribution of Nafion/Sulfated beta-Cyclodextrin

J.-D. Jeon, B.H. Lee and S.-Y. Kwak

Hydroxyapatite-imidazole-polymer composite films as a proton conductor under no humidified condition

H. Tsutsumi and Y. Hisha

Block Copolymer Directed Nanocomposites for Fuel Cell Applications

T. Dermis, S. Mayavan, N.K. Dutta, N.R. Choudhury and S. Holdcroft

Microbial fuel cell

M. Willert-Porada, K. Lorenz, R. Freitag, V. Jerome, S. Peiffer

Synthesis of visible light active nanocrystalline bismuth oxide based photocatalysts

K.K. Akurati, A. Vital, F. Reifler, A. Ritter and T. Graule

Nanoparticle Processes & Applications

Nanoparticles Formed by Complexation of Poly-gamma-glutamic Acid with Lead Ions

M. Bodnar, A-L Kjoniksen, J.F. Hartmann, L. Daróczi, B. Nystrom and J. Borbely

Nano hetero nuclear fuel structure

L. Popa-Simil

Development of a novel material for reversible hydrogen storage

E. Titus, M.C. Coelho, G. Cabral, J.C. Madaleno, T. Shokuhfar and J. Gracio

Active Coatings Technologies for Customized Military Coating Systems

J.L. Zunino III

Design and Manufacturing Concepts of Nanoparticle-reinforced Aerospace Materials

M.V. Kireitseu, G.R. Tomlinson and V. Basenuk

Titanium Dioxide Nanostructured Coatings: Application in Photocatalysis and Sensors

J.A. Byrne, J.W.J. Hamilton, T.A. McMurray, P.S.M. Dunlop, V.J.A. Donaldson, J. Rankin,

G. Dale and D. Al Rousan

CNT Composites for Aerospace Applications

S. Bellucci, C. Balasubramanian, P. Borin, F. Micciulla and G. Rinaldi

Advancements in the Supercritical Water Hydrothermal Synthesis (scWHS) of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

E. Lester, P. Blood, J. Li and M. Poliakoff

Monometallic nano-catalysts for the reduction of perchlorate in water

D.M. Wang, H.Y. Lin and C.P. Huang

Functionalized Nanoporous Ceramic Sorbents for Removal of Mercury and Other Contaminants

S.V. Mattigod, G.E. Fryxell, R. Skaggs and K.E. Parker

Thermostability of TiO2 nanoparticle and its Photocatalytic Reactivity at Different Anatase/Rutile Ratio

Y-H Tseng, H-Y Lin, C-S Kuo, Y-Y Li and C-P Huang

Destruction of Organophosphate Agents by Recyclable Catalytic Magnetic Nanoparticles

L. Bromberg and T.A. Hatton

Enhancement of Oxygen Transfer in Fermentation by Use of Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles

B. Olle, L. Bromberg, T.A. Hatton and D.I.C. Wang

Nanostructured perovskite-based oxidation catalysts for improved environmental emission control

P. Seegopaul, M. Bassir, H. Alamdari and A. Van Neste

Nano-Engineering Of Magnetic Particles For Biocatalysis And Bioseparation

C.H. Yu, C.C.H. Lo, C.M.Y. Yeung, K. Tam and S.C. Tsang

Gas Sensor Arrays by Supersonic Cluster Beam Deposition

E. Barborini, M. Leccardi, G. Bertolini, O. Rorato, M. Franchi, D. Bandiera, M. Gatelli, K. Wegner,

A. Raso, A. Garibbo, C. Ducati, P. Piseri and P. Milani

Preparation and Characterization of Various Nanofluids

W.C. Williams, I.C. Bang, E. Forrest, L.W. Hu and J. Buongiorno

High performance iPP based nanocomposite for food packaging application

M. Avella, M.E. Errico and G. Gentile

Enlarge the distance of water molecules to incise microorganism cell-the development and application of nano-grade microorganism cell crushing machine

Y. Hongwen and G. Suge

Systematic Approach on Modeling and Identification for Nanobattery Prototyping

P. Bhattacharya, Z. Ye, E. Walker, F. Lacy and M. Banerjee


Biosensor for heavy metals using hydrothermally grown ZnO nanorod/nanotube and metal-binding


W. Jia, E.T. Reitz and Y. Lei

Multiplexed immunoassays by flow cytometry for detection of Clenbuterol, Chloramphenicol and

sulfadimidine with high sensitivity and selectivity

Y. Zhao, M. Zou, H. Gao, Q. Xue and P. Zhou

Chemical Nano-Sensor Development and Characterization

A.J. Jin

Composite Carbon Nanostructures as Promising Carriers for Gaz Analysis

L. Majoli, A. Evstratov, J.-M. Guillot, A. Rouvière and P. Baussand

Molecular Simulation Studies on Adsorption of Mercuric Chloride

R.R. Kotdawala, N. Kazantzis and R.W. Thompson

Layer by Layer Fabrication of an Amperometric Nanocomposite Biosensor for Sulfite

S.B. Adeloju and A. Ohanessian

Electrochemical ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ for Toxicity Detection in Water

R. Popovtzer, T. Neufeld, E.Z. Ron, J. Rishpon and Y. Shacham-Diamand

Investigating the Benefit-Cost of MEMS Application for Structural Health Monitoring of Transportation


M.K. Jha and A.B. Davy

Wireless Micro and Nano Sensors for Physiological and Environmental Monitoring

B. Kaminska

Electrospun TiO2 nanofibers for gas sensing applications

I-D Kim, A. Rothschild, H.L. Tuller, D.Y. Kim and S.M. Jo

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