Culture, ethics, communication, classification of chemicals, exposure, human health in workplace, safety data, malicious use, education and outreach.
Chemical sensors, nano sensors, optical sensors / optoelectronics, sensor systems, signal processing & interfaces, materials for chemical sensing, biomedical.
Chemical Safety : Chemical/pharmaceutical industries, laboratories, Agriculture and food sector, consumer or other products.
Chemical Security : Dual-use chemicals and their applications, Control mechanisms.
Storage/inventory management, supply-chain management, regulations and compliance.
Chemical monitoring, surveillance, accidents, incidents, investigations.
Chemical Safety : Chemical safety risk assessment and management, emergency plan and management, community awareness, training, capacity building, on-site/off-site emergency response, mock drills and exercises.
Chemical Security : Chemical security vulnerability assessment, emergency plan and management, training, capacity building, on-site emergency response and mock drills.
International regulations - Conventions and Treaties - CWC, AG, WA, Regulations for trade control - SCOMET regulations, REACH.
Network and data security/ management, facility security and emergency management, artificial intelligence (AI).
Resources and management, hazardous waste treatment and management, chemical toxicity, environmental sustainability and development, pollution, climate change.
Green Chemistry, chemical alternatives, analytical methods for the identification of toxic chemicals and their adducts or degradation products, chemical forensics.
“Chemical safety and security” refer to the measures to prevent non-deliberate and deliberate release of certain toxic or hazardous chemicals. Every day, a wide variety of chemicals are produced, transported, used and/or stored (in small to very large quantities) in laboratories, industries, pharma/agriculture products, food processing sector, consumer products etc. Some of these chemicals need special safety and/or security measures because of their toxicity or due to their potential use as precursors for weapons of mass destruction. So any intentional/unintentional compromise by internal or external adversary in their safety and/or security will be detrimental to our health and environment. Practicing chemists and chemical safety/security professionals need to be aware of the dual-use properties of many commonly used chemicals, and operate their facilities in accordance to the best practices, safety standards and/or their relevant conventions, and promote a culture of high professional standards that includes chemical safety and security. This conference aims to promote chemical safety and security by providing tools and knowledge to mitigate the risks arising from chemical accidents, incidents and potential misuse of toxic and dual use chemicals, including the threat of terrorism and forensic approaches. The objective is to reiterate the need for the education and outreach in order to drive the focus of everyone towards the goal that chemicals are stored safely, securely and used for peaceful purposes throughout their lifecycle, preventing any harmful effects on health and environment. The conference also highlights the importance of using substituted chemicals or green chemistry for minimizing the use of hazardous or dual use chemicals in processes. The conference will include keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions, and poster presentations to provide a comprehensive platform for experts, researchers, industry leaders, and policymakers to share their knowledge and experiences on chemical safety and security. Ultimately, the conference aims to promote international cooperation and collaboration towards achieving a safer and more sustainable future for all.
|Technical Session I
|Knowing Chemistry for Planet Protection
Chair: Mr. Ron Orzel, ANL, USA
Ms. Neelkamal Darbari
Ex. Chairperson, NACWC, New Delhi
|Chemistry for People and the Planet: Integrating Sustainability, Security, and Safety into Chemistry Education
Peter G. Mahaffy, The King’s University, Canada
|Integrated Learning of Chemical Safety, Security and Sustainable Development for Planet Protection
Dr. Murty M.R.V.S.
Former Staff and Consultant, OPCW, The Netherlands
Dr. Ahmed Fahmy Youssef
Cairo University, Egypt
|Technical Session II
Chair: Ms. Neelkamal Darbari, Ex Chairman, NACWC
|Overview of Non-proliferation Issues
Ms. Tobi Du, ANL, USA
|Introduction to Non-proliferation Issues
Mr. Ron Orzel, ANL, USA
|International Framework for Dual-Use Chemicals
Ms. Amanda Owen, ANL, USA
|Technical Session IIIA
|Chemical Safety & Security
Chair: Dr. B. N. Acharya, Scientist, DRDE
|Surface Stabilization and Decontamination of Hazardous Radioactive Materials Using Strippable Coatings
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Sharma, CFEES, New Delhi
|Chemical Safety, Security for Health and Environment
Dr. S.P. Gandhi, GFL Limited, Gujarat
|Technical Session IIIB
|Advances in Science & Technology-I
Chair: Dr. Santasabuj Das, Director, NIOH
|Waste to Value Processes & Technologies and their Influence on Environment: Case studies of CSIR-CSMCRI
Dr. Kannan Srinivasan, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar
|Metabolomics as an Emerging Tool to Understand the Chemical Risk/Safety of Pesticides in Various Model Organisms
Dr. Mohana Krishna Reddy Mudiam, IPFT, New Delhi
|Students Poster Presentation Competition
PP-1 to PP-31
|Technical Session IV
|Chemical Safety and its management
Chair: Dr. Arti Bhatt, Associate Director, CFEES
|Safe Work Culture
Dr. Mahender Rao Siripragada
President R&D, Neuland Laboratories Ltd., Hyderabad
|Dr. P. Manoharan
Ex. President, National Safety Council, Chennai
|Chemical Safety and Accident Risk Management - Complexities, Recent Contexts and Strategic Future Directions
Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta, NIDM, New Delhi
|Technical Session V
|Interdisciplinary and Earth Science
Chair: Dr. Jagvir Singh, Advisor, MoES
|Plastic Litter and Microplastics: An Emerging Contaminant in the Marine Environment
Dr. Pravakar Mishra, NCCR, Chennai
|Waste Management, Recycling
Dr. Vijay Kumar Soni, EMRC, New Delhi
|Environmental Performance of Yarn made from Virgin Cotton Vs Recycled Cotton: An LCA Case Study
Dr. Madhuri Nigam, University of Delhi, New Delhi
|Navigating India’s Waste Landscape: Urgency, Challenges, and the Role of NGOs in Behaviour Change
Dr. Bhairavi Joshi, Tayyaram Foundation, Gujarat
|Measuring, Managing, and Minimising Carbon Footprints: Innovative ‘Carbon Zero’ App Concept
Ms. Diksha Singh, Karnavati University, Ahmedabad
|From Waste to Wellness: Digital Innovative App Solution Reshaping India's Food Landscape
Ms. Tanaya Naik, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
|Summary & Conclusions
Dr. Jagvir Singh, Advisor, MoES, New Delhi
|Technical Session VIA
|Advances in Science & Technology-II
Chair: Dr. S. Mahender Rao, R&D President, Neuland Laboratories
|Sensors for Environmental Monitoring
Prof. Shaibal Mukherjee, IIT, Indore
|Designing Organocatalyst- Exploiting Spatial Directionality of Resorcinarene for Catalysis in Aqueous Environments
Dr. Kirpal Singh Bisht, University of South Florida, USA
|Catalysis for Safe and Clean Production of Chemicals
Dr. R. V. Jasra, Reliance Industries Ltd., Vadodara
|Technical Session VIB
|Waste Management and Pollutants
Chair: Dr. Subrat Sharma, Dean, University of Ladakh
|Waste Management and Recycling.
Dr. Bharat Jain, GCPC, Gujarat
|Status of Emerging Pollutants in India.
Dr. J. I. Nirmal Kumar, ISTAR, Vallabh Vidyanagar
|Dr. Lakshi Saikia, NEIST, Jorhat
|Discussions and Conclusions
Parallel Session: Students Oral Presentation Competition
Chair: Dr. K. Ravindranath, NACS, India
|Students Oral Presentation Competition
OP-1 to OP-7
|Students Oral Presentation Competition
OP-8 to OP-16
|Students Poster Presentation Competition
PP-32 to PP-62
|Technical Session VII
|Chemical Security – Toxic Chemicals
Chair: Prof. V. K. Jain, President, NACS
|Chemical Security: The Role of Maturity Models
Dr. Radha Kishan Motkuri, PNNL, USA
|Detection of Toxic Chemicals: An Overview
Dr. B. N. Acharya, DRDE, Gwalior
|Unveiling the Invisible: The Toxic Signatures of Everyday Chemicals
Dr Astha Pandey, NFSU, Gujarat
|Technical Session VIII
|Emergency Planning & Management
Chair: Dr. G. V. M. Sharma
|Chemical Accident and its Associated Impact on Environment
Mr. Arun Patel/ Mr. Irfan Kagzi, GPCB, Gujarat
|Emergency Response and Control Planning in a Chemical Unit
Mr. Vijayinder Singh, Opal, Gujarat
|Dr. R. Narayanan
Advisor, ICC& In-charge Regional CWC Helpdesks
|Food Waste - Nature’s Periodic Table
Dr. Avtar S Matharu (Online)
Dept. of Chemistry, University of York, England, UK
|Presentation of Awards