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Subject: E-symposium on phytoremediation and water purification (13 June -10 July)
From: jacky foo <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Internet Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering in Africa: ICBB-Africa News" <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 13 Jun 2005 07:42:16 +0200

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Pls forward to your friends:

E-symposium on Phytoremediation and Water Purification 
(Organizer: Kenneth Yongabi, IOBB Natl Representative, Nigeria) 
starts today (13 June-10 July) with two main activities 

(1) Discussion with the authors of 4 Papers 
(2) Panel Discussion on the following topics:
    * Research and co-operation on phyto-remediation 
      and use of biomaterials for water purification in Africa
    * Constraints and contemporary issues on phytoremediation 
      and water purification technologies in Africa
    * Biophilosophy and culture of using local plant materials 
      to clean water for daily needs in Africa.


Schedule for the discussion of the 4 papers are:

13-24 June : Moringa seed and pumice as alternative natural materials
for drinking water treatment : A case study for   Eritrea' with Kebreab
Ghebremichael (Sweden)

20-30 June: 
(i) 'Phyto-remediation of slaughterhouse wastewater with a constructed
wetland - A case study in Kampala, Uganda' with Jacky Foo (Sweden)
(ii) "Evaluation of an Integrated Low cost / Biocoagulant-sand filter
Drum for household water and waste water purification' with Kenneth A.
Yongabi (Nigeria)

01-10 July: Phytoaccumulation of selected heavy metals in Nymphaea lotus
(waterlilly) from poluted stream in Bauchi and a proposed integrated
system use' with Shuaibu. O.A. Usman & Kenneth.A. Yongabi (Nigeria)

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