Porous materials have accompanied Humankind since ancient times, witnessing every endeavour towards Civilisation. Used in day-to-day utensils, shelter or protection, zeolites, clays and other natural porous solids, formed the basis for pottery, weapons and construction. More recently, they have also been used as adsorbents and catalysts in the ultimate end of producing energy in the form of fuels for heating and transportation. Such concept led us to the 2016´s International Zeolite Conference theme, a recognition of the need to investigate and discuss the opportunities of using porous materials aiming at obtaining sustainable production means, clean environment, continuous supply of healthy water and air, always maintaining the level of comfort and sanity to which we are accustomed.
Our ever better acquaintance with the elegant complexity of zeolites and other porous materials conducts to diversified fields of research and practical uses for such materials. Bearing that philosophy in mind, the main topics in which the theme of the 2016 IZC is subdivided have been chosen. The local Organising Committee is willing to provide the attendees with an exciting conference, wherein cutting edge subjects will be presented and discussed. Needless to say, however, that a good event depends on a triple bottom line: a good venue, an excellent organisation and last, but not least, a massive presence of interested attendees. Hence, we do count on you to make the 2016 International Zeolite Conference an outstanding event.
Join us and come to Rio de Janeiro.