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Particulate Materials Seminars in Australia

Dr Daryl Williams, will give a series of seminars in Australia, entitled “Advances in Particulate Materials Characterization Using Sorption Probes”, it will be held in three major cities: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Dr Williams will review the applications of sorption based approaches for material characterization. He will discuss the principles of Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) and inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) techniques and the properties that can be measured.

The seminars are designed to be educational and tailored to the audience including individuals who have interest on areas of agrichemicals, bio and natural materials, catalysts, fibers and fillers, food & fine chemicals, nano and porous materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and packaging.

The seminar is organised by ATA Scientific in partnership with Surface Measurement Systems Ltd. ATA Scientific is a highly regarded professional company that supplies, supports and services analytical and scientific instruments from world leading manufacturers throughout Australia and New Zealand. They represent groups of international companies who are experts in the fields of Particle, Surface, Life and Material Sciences and applications range from routine QC to advanced nano and biotechnology research.

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Dates and Locations:

Melbourne, Monday, 20th October 2014, 10am to 2pm at Monash University, Bld 404, Parkville campus, Level 5, Room 5.05, Large Meeting Room.

Brisbane, Tuesday, 21st October 2014, 1pm to 3pm at The University of Queensland, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Level 1, Seminar Room.

Sydney, Wednesday, 22nd October, 10am to 12pm at University of Sydney, Pharmacy Building A15, The Common Room

Topics to be discussed:

Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) readily lends itself as a technique to measure the surface energies of powders since it does not involve liquid wetting and therefore does not require compression of the particles. The SMS iGC SEA instrument also allows for the first time the measurement of surface energies as a function of humidity.

Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS)is a valued tool for the study of compound stability and surface sorption effects of water and organic vapors. The DVS Instrument was developed as a response to the researcher’s need for fast and effective analytical methods to determine a material’s moisture content and related sorption isotherms. Before the invention of the DVS, water sorption isotherms were obtained from a process known as the “Jar Method” or desiccator method. It was a slow and tedious process that took weeks, if not months, to achieve results.

About the Speaker

Dr Daryl Williams the inventor of the Dynamic Vapor Sorption method has published over 70 papers and is the mind behind the Surface Energy Analyzer, the only instrument that measure surface energy using inverse gas chromatography principle. His research interests include the surface and bulk characterization of complex organic solids, including especially bio-pharmaceutics, as well as their manufacture using spray drying, crystallization, freeze drying, milling and granulation and has been sponsored by major industrial companies and government organizations including EPSRC, BBSRC, Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca, Kellogg’s, Unilever, P&G, Avecia and GSK. Connect with Daryl in LinkedIn

To register for free, please visit ATA Scientific website.

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Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications, 18th – 21st November, Ghent Belgium Visit the website
Highlight: Poster on Moisture and Temperature Induced Changes in Collagen as Determined using Gravimetric Water Sorption and Controlled Humidity FT-IR