Title: Solubility Phenomena - Applications for Environmental
Chairman: D. Shaw
Ch. Balarew, W.
Peijnenburg and M.
Completion Date: 2002 - project completed
Detailed planning of a workshop examining applications of solubility
to environmental problem solving.
Starting in 1974 with the First International Symposium on Solubility
Phenomena (ISSP), the Solubility Data Commission (V.8) has held IUPAC
sponsored conferences on scientific aspects of solubility every two
> Information about past
and planned ISSP [following link to Subcommittee homepage] including
venues and references to published Plenary and Invited lectures
Thorough planning for an applied focus will begin with the 10th ISSP
to be held in Varna, Bulgaria in August 2002. The following General
Focus Statement has been agreed upon:
Solubility is a fundamental property of all substances and can
greatly influence the composition of both naturally occurring and
man-made chemical systems. In many of these systems understanding
the solubilities of the chemical components opens the door to alterations
and manipulations of systems which may reduce the spread of pollutants,
assist in the recycling of industrial wastes and in other ways improve
the quality of environments. This workshop will focus on the linkages
between the fundamental chemistry of solubility and technology innovations
which can lead to environmental improvements. Particular emphasis
will be given to the solubility of industrial wastes and pollutants
in aqueous systems.
Within the framework of the General Focus Statement detailed planning
is now underway of a workshop, "Solubility Phenomena - Applications
for Environmental Improvement", to be held as part of the 10th
ISSP. Planning is directed toward five elements:
- identification of appropriate international bodies for collaboration,
co-sponsorship, and external funding,
- identification of specific environmental issues in and beyond the
regional venue of the workshop (Southeastern Europe) to which improved
knowledge of solubility can contribute,
- selection of workshop speakers and discussion leaders,
- devising means of outreach to environmental specialists, and
- securing the external funding necessary for holding the workshop.
Most of the communication necessary for planning will be conducted
on the internet. However, two face-to-face meetings are considered highly
advantageous and will be held in conjunction with the 9th
ISSP and 41st General
> Read Conference
report published in Chem. Int. 24(6), 2002
Lectures presented at the 10th ISSP are published in Pure Appl.
Chem. Vol. 74, No. 10, pp. 1785-1920 (2002). > Read