Sorption Technology: The key methods in investigating moisture sorption properties
The workshop will cover in-depth Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) technique, from theory to main applications, and iGC-SEA (Inverse Gas Chromatography – Surface Energy Analyser). Both DVS and iGC-SEA are widely used techniques to characterize materials across different stages of product formulation, manufacturing and quality control.
Individuals whose works are in line with studying materials such as powder, thin films, polymers, fibers, building materials and pharmaceutical materials and those who currently have DVS instruments will gain better understanding on the uses and benefits of DVS, including the newest Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) instrumentations plus Inverse Gas Chromatography-Surface Energy Analyzer (iGC-SEA). The workshop is aimed for industry professionals, researchers and PhD students. Attendees will gain better understanding on the uses and benefits of most advanced sorption techniques.
- The advanced sorption techniques for physico-chemical characterization of complex solids
- Examples and case studies of 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 iGC as the most accurate and practical experimental techniques in measuring SE
Date: Wednesday, 27th Feb 2019
Time: 11:30 – 3:30 (CET)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Entrance 13 – Building G – 8th floor
11:30 – 11:45 – Registration/Coffee
11:45 – 12:10 – Understanding surface energy of solid materials
12:10 – 12:30 – iGC-SEA and its applications
12:30 – 13:15 – Lunch
13:15 – 13:45 – Latest DVS instrumentation and its advanced applications
13:45 – 14:10 – The impact of hydration on natural fibres
14:10 – 15:30 – Instrument demonstration, Q&A/further discussion
Presenter: Dr. Naima Ali.
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