This Dear Colleague Letter NSF sent out regarding INFEWS.
The FY2016 topics of interest are the following:
- Advancements of catalytic methods for the reduction of nitrogen to ammonia that will permit reductions in the energy requirements for fertilizer production;
- Developing new sensing modalities that will lead to field-deployable, inexpensive, and environmentally and energetically sustainable sensors for real-time monitoring of nitrogen- or phosphorus-containing species as they move, via agricultural run-off, to other water systems; and
- Gaining an understanding of the supramolecular recognition and binding of environmentally-relevant nitrogen- and phosphorus-containing species. Such efforts are essential for the selective and efficient detection, sequestration/separation, and recycling of these elements as well as for water purification efforts.
For more information, please refer to Dear Colleague Letter NSF.