Welcome to JEP 2011 in Bordeaux

Photocatalysis: a sustainable development for improving the quality of life.


Many undesirable by-products present in water or in air because of human activity can be eliminated (or mineralized) by this emergent technology, using cheap and readily available materials.


This process, mainly based on semi-conductors activated by light, has benefited from academic and industrial research over the last 20 years.


Photocatalysis is implemented in many materials such as glasses, ceramics, paints, metals, lighting bulbs, road coatings and cement binders. For users, domestic or industrial applications are available for air or water purification, for mould removal, or for indoor and outdoor coatings. Current environmental concern promises a bright future for this technology, particularly applications to improving the quality of water and of indoor and outdoor air.



Topics of JEP 2011 : Fundamental breakthroughs, standardization methods and recent industrial applications


The accurate and standardized determination of the performances of various new materials and devices is a pre-requisite for the design of original photocatalytic materials and the secure development of the photocatalysis market. European and International standards are either published or under study in standardization committees, mixing experts from companies and academics from research laboratories.


JEP 2011, next September, provides a timely update on

  • research breakthroughs on photocatalytic materials and methods devoted to mechanisms understanding
  • recent standardization methods
  • latest applications of photocatalysis, including:
              - air and water purification,
              - hygiene,
              - self-cleaning materials,
              - outdoor and indoor coatings for roads and buildings



Organization of JEP 2011:


Besides communications by leaders in the field, JEP 2011 will foster exchange between academic and industrial practitioners in poster, exhibition sessions and bilateral meetings.


With this aim, the poster session will be of special significance and the posters will be exposed on the JEP 2011 website before the conference.



Bilateral meetings (scheduled 30 mins meetings) is an opportunity for participants (academic and industrials) to establish new contacts for future cooperation.






A new Call for proposals was published on July 19th 2011 under the Materials theme of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which is the European Union’s main instrument for funding research in Europe.

One of the topics opened under this call concerns "NMP.2012.2.2-6: Photocatalytic materials for depollution". The following document (page 36) provides details of this topic

A two-stage procedure is scheduled for this call for proposals :

1) A first stage proposal, of a maximum of 10 pages, with a deadline on 8 November 2011

2) Retained proposals in stage 1 will be invited to submit a complete proposal. The indicative closure date for this stage 2 is: 3 May 2012

The minimum participation for this call  is of at least 4 partners. Of these, two must be established in European countries and the other two must be established in different Asian countries

List of eligible Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia. Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam.

Further details will be available during JEP2011 on the  Enterprise Europe Network booth.

A workshop on this topic will be organized on Thursday 29 PM.

This event is organized in the framework of the International Year of Chemistry


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Who should attend ?

  • Researchers, scientists and high-level academic experts
  • Engineers and Consultants,
  • Testing laboratories
  • Innovation and Environmental agencies
  • Producers and Suppliers of paints and coatings
  • Producers and Suppliers of cement, binders and concrete
  • Producers and Suppliers of glasses
  •  Architects, building trades involved people, designers
  • Suppliers of air and water process equipments and technology





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