SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Water is indispensable to industry, its availability in suitable quality and
quantity is an important factor for investment decisions. Its responsible use is the basis for sustainable global development and stable economic growth. European water service industries and water-intensive industries face several challenges in the coming decades: Regulative requirements, such as the WFD (Water Framework Directive), IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Policy), have to be considered in future planning and investment decisions. The need for enhanced production process efficiency and reliability, advanced product quality standards and new products requires innovative, optimised water treatment technologies. Their efficient integration in production processes is a further challenge. The global competitiveness of water-intensive industry in Europe calls for the reduction of water-related costs throughout the production chain. On the other hand the rising markets in Eastern Europe and Asia offer great potential for the implementation of new technologies and services for industrial water treatment. Changes in climate conditions over the coming decades will lead to increasing water shortages in many regions of Europe, causing stress to surface and groundwater resources and resulting in highly varying raw water quality and periods of raw water scarcity. The goal of this event is to discuss innovative, economically and ecologically efficient strategies for industrial water treatment.

The Scientific Committee invites you to submit a contribution for a poster presentation on the following topics: Water resources for industrial processes: efficient use and reuse Water conditioning for the process industries Treatment of industrial wastewater Innovative membrane and combined technologies Hygienisation of water Innovative materials and coatings in water technology Treatment and reuse of cooling water Special applications of treatment technologies Chemicals for water treatment New equipment and maintenance for transport and treatment Other topics INDUSTRIAL WATER 2006 will bring together developers, manufacturers and providers of industrial water treatment technologies from research and industry, service providers, environmental and water managers in industry and end-users of water-intensive industries, such as the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, automotive, electronics and metal-processing industries. The conference will provide a platform to present cutting-edge developments, to show new applications, to report on progress in research, to discuss administrative aspects, to consider strategies for implementation and to exchange experience and knowledge on an international scale. We would be very pleased to welcome you in Frankfurt am Main! Hotel rooms are available for the rate of EUR 85.00 per night for a single room and EUR 109.00 for a double room incl. breakfast and VAT. Reservations are binding. Charges for rooms which are not used, or cancelled too late, must be paid by the participant. Water treatment technology providers are invited to present equipment and innovations related to industrial water treatment in the accompanying exhibition for hands-on discussion of cutting-edge developments. The exhibition will be held at a central place by the lecture hall, where also coffee breaks will take place. The space in the exhibiton area is limited. The fee for an exhibition stand is 250.00 EUR/m2 plus tax at a minimum stand area of 4m2. Two tickets for the conference are included. The fee is for raw space. Additional stand facilities and services can be ordered.

Should you be willing to participate in our conference in the above mentioned way, please register via the registration form on the internet.  Posters should be put up latest on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 10:00 and taken down at the end of the conference. The poster presentation will be held on Monday, February 6 from 17:45 to 21:30. Authors are expected to be present during the poster presentation. Further possibilities to present the posters are during the coffee and lunch breaks (see programme). Further poster contributions can be accepted as Last-Minute-Posters, subjected approval by the Scientific Commitee and as long as free capacity is available. These Last-Minute-Posters will be announced in the LastMinute-Information being available for participants at the beginning of the conference. Please submit an abstract of 1-2 pages till January 10, 2006 at the latest via E-Mail to Please notice: Registration fee can not be waived for authors. or via fax with the enclosed registration form. Deadline for appearance in the list of participants is January 20, 2006. Confirmation of registration and the invoice will be sent on receipt of the registration form. Fees should be remitted after the receipt of the invoice in favour of DECHEMA e.V. stating the invoice number, the name of the participant and the keyword “Water”, to one of the DECHEMA accounts as stated in the invoice. Payment by credit card is also possible. e 30 administrative costs will be charged for cancellations made before January 20, 2006. Thereafter 80% of the registration fee will be invoiced, however the book of extended abstracts will be sent.

Cancellation need to be made in writing (letter, fax or e-mail). Congress Dinner on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 20:00 at the “Sachsenhäuser Warte” will cost e 40 incl. e 10 for beverages. Registration is necessary, places are limited. Participants from a number of countries may need an entry visa for the Federal Republic of Germany. It is recommended that this be applied for well in advance of the conference. If a formal invitation letter is needed please contact the Congress Office at DECHEMA e.V. in good time. By car Via Autobahn/Westkreuz to Frankfurt Stadtmitte, turn right at first traffic light after the railway bridge. From the city centre in direction Messe (exhibition grounds), on the TheodorHeuss-Allee first left-hand turn-off lane before the railway bridge Entrance Varrentrappstraße. Parking on the DECHEMA site is not possible. Please use one of the parking garages near DECHEMA (see map)