DVS and IGC, advanced sorption techniques for
physico-chemical characterisation


The workshop covers in-depth Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) technique, from theory to main applications, and iGC-SEA (Inverse Gas Chromatography – Surface Energy Analyser), the most advanced scientific instrument in determining surface energy. Both DVS and iGC-SEA are widely used techniques to characterize materials across different stages of product formulation, manufacturing and quality control.

The workshop is aimed for industry professionals, researchers and PhD students. Attendees will gain better understanding on the uses and benefits of DVS and iGC techniques in characterising materials such as powder, fiber, polymer, thin films, composite, nano materials, biomaterials, building materials and pharmaceutical materials.

Learn about:

  • DVS and iGC-SEA – advanced sorption techniques for physico-chemical characterization of complex solids
  • Capability of the instruments and an overview of applications in various industries
  • Some examples and case studies such as moisture sorption properties of materials relating to their drying and shelf life stability; determination of amorphous contents and vapour-induced phase changes (glass transition temperature and critical relative humidity); diffusion and permeability studies; surface energy, surface heterogeneity mapping, and adhesion/cohesion, BET surface areas and water sorption isotherm
  • Overview of benefits when coupled with different microscopic and spectroscopic techniques (Raman/IR/video camera)
  • Understanding surface energy (SE) and the different experimental techniques in measuring SE

Workshop details

Date: Thursday, 19th April 2018

Time: 11am – 3pm (CET)

Venue: Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, BBG building Room no. BBG 083

Price: 0 (free)


11:00 – 11:15 – Welcome and registrations

11:15 – 12:15 – Introduction to Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS)

12:15 – 13:00 – Inverse gas chromatography: Principles and Applications

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch with Discussion, analysis support and Q&A

14:00 – 15:00 – Guest lecture: Vapour transport properties of thin films using Dynamic Vapour Sorption
Dr. Maarten Schutyser, Wageningen University & Research

Maarten Schutyser (dr. ir.) is Associate Professor of Food Process Engineering at Wageningen University. His research concerns the understanding of physical phenomena underlying the processing of dry foods to develop more sustainable drying and dry fractionation techniques that aim at high product quality. His research also explores the principles of 3D food printing. He is chairman of the Dutch Working Party on Drying (NWGD), an independent society that connects drying experts in the Dutch process industry.

Attendees are encourage to ask questions regarding DVS and iGC techniques as well as problems or issues they are facing on their experiments or projects and our team of expert will help and recommend best solution.

For more information, please email Dr Nachal Subramanian or call Mr Hamed Aslannejad at +31 030 253 7973.

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