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Materials Characterization using DVS and iGC-SEA techniques for Building Materials and Conservation

The workshop will cover in-depth Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) technique and iGC-SEA (Inverse Gas Chromatography – Surface Energy Analyzer), the most-advanced scientific instrument in determining surface energy. Individual whose works are in line with studying materials such as straws, bricks, polymers, cement, wood and archaeological materials will gain better understanding on the uses and benefits of DVS and iGC-SEA.

Speakers from industry and academia will discuss DVS and iGC-SEA, from theory to common applications and present real case studies. In addition, an instrument demonstrations will also be taken place at the end of all presentations.

Date: Thursday, 25th February 2016

Time: 10 – 4pm (GMT)

Venue: Room 4U5, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
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1000 – 1030: Welcome/Registration

1030 – 1100: Introduction to Sorption Science (Dr Daryl Williams, Imperial College London)

1100 – 1130: Analysis of building materials by Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) technique (Dr Majid Naderi, Surface Measurement Systems)

1130 – 1145: Coffee Break

1145 – 1215: The use of DVS for multiple characterisation of bio-based aggregates (Dr Mike Lawrence, University of Bath)

1215 – 1300: Lunch

Afternoon session

1300 – 1330: Surface Characterization of Building Materials by Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) (Dr Anett Kondor, Surface Measurement Systems),

1330 – 1400: Application of vapour sorption techniques to Bousillage heritage materials (Dr Paul Adderley and Dorothy McLaughlin, Stirling University)

1400 – 1415: Coffee break

1415 – 1600: DVS Vacuum and iGC-SEA instrument demo/ Q&A / Conclusion

For more information, please email Ms Nektaria Servi.

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