The 34th Annual British Zeolite Association Conference took place at the University of Edinburgh from 11th to 13th April 2011. Contributions to the conference came from all fields of zeolite, microporous and mesoporous materials science, including synthesis, structure, applications, characterisation, catalysis, and computational studies. Additionally, there were posters and talks on hybrid materials, MOFs and the application of porous solids in chemical, fine-chemical and green & sustainable processes, as well as energy applications.
Keynote presentations were given by Abraham Araya from PQ Silicas UK Limited on "Properties and Industrial Applications of Zeolites"; Professor Stefano Brandani from the University of Edinburgh on "The Challenge of Carbon Capture from Air"; Jiri Cejka from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic on "Porous Materials in Catalysis: Opportunities and Challenges"; Norbert Stock from Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel on "The Synthesis of MOFs: Past, Present and Future", and Richard Walton from the University of Warwick on "In situ studies of metal-organic frameworks: understanding mechanisms of crystallisation and structural flexibility".
To round off the successful event, a conference dinner and ceilidh were held on the Tuesday evening in Teviot House.