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Materials Characterization using DVS and iGC-SEA technique for Wood and Composites Applications

This free workshop covers 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 wood and composites 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, 10th March 2016

Time: 10am – 4pm (Central European Time)

Venue: University Göttingen Campus Nord Büsgenweg 4, Room 4.1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Programme:

Morning session

1000 – 1015: Welcome / Registration

1015 – 1030: Introduction to Sorption Science (Dr Daryl Williams, Imperial College London)

1030 – 1100: Water Sorption in Cellulose Based Materials: Role of the Amorphous Component (Dr Daryl Williams, Imperial College London)

1100 – 1120: Water Vapour Sorption of Modified Wood (Reza Hosseinpourpia, University of Göttingen)

1120 – 1135: Coffee break

1135 – 1155: Factors influencing the sorption properties of thermally modified wood (Michael Altgen, University of Göttingen)

1155 – 1215: Biomaterials like straw and their application in Buildings Insulation Materials (Thomas Schmid, Surface Measurement Systems)

1215 – 1300: Lunch

Afternoon session

1300 – 1345: Surface characterization of wood materials by iGC for composite development (Dr Anett Kondor Surface Measurement Systems)

1345 – 1405: Surface characterisation of thermally modified wood using iGC (Mrs. Susanna Källbom from KTH, Stockholm)

1405 – 1420: Coffee break

1420 – 1600: DVS and iGC-SEA instrument demo/ Q&A / Conclusion

For more information, please email Mr Thomas Schmid.
To register, please fill-in the information below or email Zen Limuco.

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