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American Chemical Society plans national meeting in New Orleans March 23-27

The proposed use of coal-based jet fuel for high-speed aircraft, novel ways to control termites and mosquitoes and developments in gene-based medicine are among the research topics to be presented at the American Chemical Society's 225th national meeting in New Orleans March 23-27.

ACS, the world's largest scientific society, expects an estimated 11,000 scientists to attend the meeting. More than 8,000 papers have been submitted for presentation at more than 600 technical sessions, which will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard, and surrounding hotels.

Other symposia and research papers on the New Orleans program include:

  • Greenhouse gas control and use
  • The use of a rice milling byproduct as a healthful food product
  • Uncovering the mysteries of pigments in red wine
  • Food safety challenges: microbial and chemical toxins
  • The use of electrical fields to clean up contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater
  • New techniques to strengthen homeland security
  • A look at the Gulf Coast environment
  • New treatments for diabetes, atherosclerosis and obesity
  • Nanotechnology and the environment
  • Alternative countermeasures for oil spills

Members of the news media interested in attending the meeting can contact newsroom@acs.org and visit the ACS Web site at chemistry.org/meetings for further information.
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Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
6-Jan-2003


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