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Bubbles In Science and Industry: Uses and Characterisation,
Date: 27th November 2013
Venue: The National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1NG

The science of Bubbles encompasses a broad field. From the holes in a Goya cheese to the micron and sub-micron sized bubbles collapsing to assist both dispersion and ultrasonic cleaning, as well as in medical applications. The Far East nations of Japan, China and Korea have patented extensively in industrial bubble uses and Japan has formed the 'Fine Bubbles Industries Association'. The Science and commercial application within industrial applications is limited within the UK and Europe, but bubbles use in EU medical science is quite advanced. One of the intentions of this meeting is to learn from the different fields of endeavour, covering fine bubble generation, characterisation and applications. The remit of PCIG is to inform and facilitate discussion and to this end we invite you to register for the 1 day meeting at the National Brewing Centre, an industry well known for its application of bubbles, to be held in Burton upon Trent on November 27th.

09:15 - 09:45 Registration and Coffee

09:45 - 10:00 'Introduction and Fine bubble characterisation challenges', Richard Holdich, Loughborough University
10:00 - 10:30 'Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) for the direct visualisation, sizing and counting of nanobubbles in real time' Bob Carr, Nanosight Ltd
10:30 - 11:00 'Knowing your bubbles in medical and industrial applications', Gianluca Memoli, NPL.

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee, Exhibition and Posters

11:20 - 11:50 'Bubble sizes in agitated solvent/reactant mixtures used in heterogeneous catalytic reactions', Andrzej Pacek, Birmingham University.
11:50 - 12:20 'Microbubble distillation, ethanol fermentation and yeast microflotation harvesting', Will Zimmerman, University of Sheffield
12:20 - 12:50 'Applications of Ultrafine bubble technology and industrialization activity initiated by Fine Bubble Industries Association', Dr. Toshihiro FUJITA, Vice-Chairman of FBIA

12:50 - 13:30 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters

13:30 - 14:00 'Engineering Theranostic Microbubbles', Prof. Stephen Evans, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds
14:00 - 14:30 'Ultrasound contrast agents for both the treatment and diagnosis of cancer', James McLaughlan, Leeds Microbubble Consortium.
14:30 - 15:00 'Nano and Micro Bubbles Characterisation and Quantification with Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing', Dr Dimitri Aubert, Izon Ltd, UK.
15:00 - 15:30 'Fine Bubble Technology- toward ISO standardization', Dr. Nobuhiro AYA, Secretary of ISO TC 281

15:30 Tea, Discussions and optional tour of the Brewery Museum

An exhibition of characterisation equipment and poster displays are welcome.

The venue is very conveniently located at Burton-on-Trent just off the A38 and within walking distance of Burton station.

Full details, incuding programme, are available as a pdf download and the registration form is available as:

For more details of the venue please follow this link.

PSA 2014 Conference and Exhibition

Dates: 15th to 17th September, 2014
Venue: Manchester, UK.

This 13th Particulate Sysytems Analysis conference, organised by the Particle Characterisation Interest Group of the RSC, follows on from the successful conference and exhibition held in Edinburgh in September 2011. The venue chosen for 2014 is a modern, well-appointed conference facility within walking distance of the centre of the historic and vibrant city of Manchester, UK.

Call For Papers: plesae go to the PSA2014 web site



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