Experts, Topics & Impressions - all about Surface Characterisation by IGC
Highly qualified participants, very engaged discussions and a nice location beside the Rhine in Cologne.
Speakers and participants of BASF, Pfizer, Kronos, Bayer, DSM, Fraunhofer, Clariant, Helmholtz, Schott, Porotec, Adscientis and others exchanged there experiences about
How is Inverse Gas and Liquid Chromatography (IGC, ILC), a dynamic adsorption method, used in industry and institutes and what are good – or even bad - ways of use and interpretation?
Some content details and insights
The conference webpage and the video below provide more insights, but let us summarize a few more details of the different speakers and presentations just here:
- Inverse gas and liquid chromatography: Dr. Matthias Kellermeier, BASF,
nicely combined surface studies in gypsum and calcite in liquid (ILC) and gas phase (IGC) and added "...molecular modelling will play an increasing role...". And Karazyna Adamska, Poznan, added a good example of ILC with hydroxyapatite.
- Special applications of IGC - Flotation and MoF: Dr. Martin Rudolph, Helmholtz-Institute,
explained how flotation agents change the surface properties of minerals and to correlate these with the yields. And metal organic frameworks (MoFs) can be used to enrich tiny concentrations of explosives as Max Rieger, Fraunhofer, explained.
- IGC for particle modifications: Dr. Thomas Koch, Kronos,
illustrated how tailor-made modifications of TiO2 pigments lead to optimised applications - supported by good understanding using IGC. On the other hand, modifications of porous glass surfaces by trialkoxysilanes can be observed by IGC and advanced interpretations... Ralf Meyer, Uni Leipzig, added good thoughts for discussions!
- New aspects of IGC: Dr. Eric Brendle, Adscientis,
explained nicely how the use of linear, branched and cyclic alkanes as gas probes in IGC can lead to a very sensitiv and thorough understanding of powders as lactose - and what should be considered and why. And Dr. José Ferreira Gamelas gave some examples on organic materials as polysaccharides.
A brief workshop in small groups gave all participants the opportunity to reflect many facts and discuss topics as best operating conditions, challenges and new applications.
Altogether a memorable event - see you next year!