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Energy and Environment Connections: Engineering Clean Energy for the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Pratim Biswas, Ph.D., Fellow, Academy of Science – St. Louis; Washington University in St. Louis, Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor, Director, McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environmental Partnership, and Chair, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

With the world’s need for energy consumption predicted to double by 2050, producing abundant, affordable, and environmentally benign energy is one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges. Here in St. Louis, scientists are tackling the global challenges of engineering clean energy. Aerosol Science and Engineering makes possible critical and practical applications in a number of areas of science of importance to us all, areas such as electronics and pharmaceuticals; and it has vast and far reaching practical applications in the search for solutions to today’s banner headline issue, energy and the environment. Environmental engineer, Dr. Pratim Biswas explores engineering nanoparticles, to tell us how nanoparticle aerosol science and technology are helping to enable advanced energy technology solutions.

He discusses energy technologies applicable over multiple time scales—from current fossil fuel use and new modalities in coal combustion, to biofuels usage and sustainable solar energy technologies using new nanostructured materials; and he looks at the environmental technologies that are addressing the control of fine particulate matter and mercury emissions. This is applied science at its best, working to engineer clean energy across the globe.

All Seminars are held in The Living World (north side of Zoo)
Parking FREE in Zoo North Lot.


For more information call 314-533-8586 or email mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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