Time Activity
08:00 – 09:15 Conference registration
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and Introduction to Sirius – the new Brazilian synchrotron light source.
Session 1 – Groundwater in Brazil
9:30 – 10:30 Opening lecture: Perspectives on the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in Brazil – Dr. Reginaldo Antonio Bertolo (Diretor CEPAS/USP)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 In-situ remediation in Brazilian soils: Unexpected findings, challenges and opportunities – Dr. Juliana Gardenalli de Freitas (UNIFESP)
11:30 – 12:00 Oral Presentation: Assessing discrete contaminant mass distribution and storage capacity in weathered bedrock aquifers in tropical regions – Daphne Silva Pino (USP)
12:00 – 13:00 Tour 1 – Visiting the new Brazilian synchrotron light source (SIRIUS)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
Session 2 – Use of Nanotechnology for Groundwater Remediation (Nanoremediation)
14:00 – 15:00 Nanoremediation technology with focus on pore-scale physics – Dr. Tannaz Pak (Teesside University)
15:00 – 16:00 Electro-kinetically enhanced zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI): Experiences from France and Switzerland – Prof. Petr Kvapil (Photon Water Technology Company)
16:00 – 16:30 Oral Presentation: Hierarchical mesoporous cobalt ferrite/bio-silica composite for the adsorption of an antibiotic (doxycycline hydrochloride) from waste water. – Sunday Joseph Olusegun (UFMG)
16:30 – 17:00 Oral Presentation: Reusable organo-mineral nanostructured materials with immobilized chelating ligands for selective water purification from toxic and radioactive metals. – Volodymyr Zaitsev (PUC-Rio)
17:00 – 19:00 Poster Session – Drinks and networking

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Session 3 – Challenges of Groundwater Nano/BioRemediation

8:30 – 9:15 Nanoremediation toxicity – to be confirmed.
9:15 – 10:15 Nanoparticles for groundwater remediation: integrating laboratory tests and large-scale modelling to support field applications – Dr. Carlo Bianco (Polytechnic of Turin)
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Oral Presentation: Modifications of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) including experience from recent application of the novel sulfidated iron nanoparticles (S-nZVI) on a site heavily polluted by trichloroethene (TCE) – Jan Slunsky

Session 4 – Synchrotron Techniques for Groundwater Remediation

11:15 – 12:00 Introducing the X-ray micro and nanotomography beamline at Sirius – Dr. Nathaly Lopes Archilha (LNLS/CNPEM)
12:00 – 13:00 Tour 2 – Visiting the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Talk 4.2 – to be confirmed.

Session 5 – Use of Biotechnology for Groundwater Remediation – Bioremediation

14:45 – 15:45 Oral Presentation: Use of biomolecular tools to enhance understanding about natural attenuation in areas impacted by waste deposits. – Alice Kimie Martins Morita (USP)
15:45 – 16:15 Oral Presentation: Bioremediation of arsenic enriched mining tailings using bioproducts – a strategy to minimize surface and groundwater contamination. – Monica Cristina Teixeira (UFOP)
16:15 – 16:45 Closing Remarks
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:15 Tour 3 – Visiting the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio)

Only for the 20 participants selected to the extra Hands-on Course.

Time Activity
09:00 – 16:00 MNMs: a modelling tool for nanoparticle transport in porous media – Dr. Carlo Bianco (Polytechnic of Turin)