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Conference photographs with a higher resolution can be also found in Flickr album. Photo contributions: Abhilash Nair, Nataliia Sivchenko and Sergii Shyika.
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Welcome to PS-2016

The IWA specialist group on particle separation is exited to invite you to Oslo, Norway, for the «Advances in particle science and separation: meeting tomorrow’s challenges», which follows the successful conference of 2014 in Sapporo, Japan.

Colloidal particles and small particles in water and wastewater represent the largest group of pollutants desired to be removed during treatment. Particle removal contributes significantly in the overall treatment process either as a single treatment process or as an important part of the complicated processes. The IWA PS-2016 Oslo conference will focus on how to meet tomorrow’s challenges in particle science and separation.


Helmut Kroiss, IWA President

helmut_kroiss_1Particles play a very important role in nature as well as in human activities. Particle science therefore has a long tradition and the specialist group of IWA is one of the expert groups in this domain concentrating on particles in connection with water quality management. This includes their function in water and waste water systems as well as their removal from the water… Read more


Katsuki Kimura, Chairman of the Particle Separation Specialist Group

Picture1I am very pleased to invite you to the IWA Particle Separation conference held in Oslo from June 22, 2016. With the advancement in analytical techniques, importance of particles in both natural and engineered aquatic systems has continuously been revealed. Borders between particles and solutes in water are now actually fuzzy: every component in water might be viewed as “particles”… Read more


Harsha Ratnaweera, Chairman of the organising committee

Picture2Welcome to Norway for the IWA biennial specialist conference on particle separation, a tradition started in 1988. Removal of particles is becoming increasingly important in improving the efficiencies, economics and footprints of the total treatment processes as well as to address emerging pollutants. Thus, in 2016, we will look in to these future challenges and possibilities… Read more