Date: 14th March 2018
Time: 9am – 2:30pm (CET)
Venue address: (workshop room number to be announced)
Technical University of Munich,
School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan,
Chair of Wood Science, Wood Research Munich,
09:00 – 09:15 – Welcome and registrations
09:15 – 09:30 – Introduction
09:30 – 09:45 – Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Klaus Richter, Technical University of Munich – Presentation of Wood Research
09:45 – 10:00 – Guest Speaker: Mr Thomas Böger, Institute of Wood Research, Technical University of Munich – Presentation: Influence of Primer Treatment on Sorption Behaviour of Beech Wood
10:00 – 10:30 – Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) Application Studies by Mr Damiano Cattaneo, Instrumentation Scientist, Surface Measurement Systems
Moisture has a large impact on the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of many materials. The presentation highlights a series of experimental method of water and organic solvents sorption characterization for determining vapour sorption isotherms of pharmaceutical, food, porous materials and polymers. Using a novel dynamic flow configuration, this gravimetric experimental system can measure both competitive multicomponent adsorption processes as well as water sorption and glass transition process. This characterization technique can not only be used across a wide range of materials at different temperatures, but is well suited for adsorption studies using organic vapours at high partial pressures.
10:30 – 11:00 – Basic Principle of Inverse Gas Chromatography and its Main Applications by Dr Majid Naderi, Science Development Manager, Surface Measurement Systems
There are range of techniques available for measuring the surface energy of solid particulate materials. Though contact angle measurement is by far the most common method, it is rarely used for particle and other non-planar materials due to experimental limitations. Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) is now proven and preferred method for surface energy measurements. In this presentation, learn the basic principle of iGC and its applications i.e surface heterogeneity profiling, adsorption, dispersive and acid-base and solubility parameters.
11:00 – 12:30 – Advanced training, analysis and support. This section of the workshop will be dedicated to:
- some of the tips and tricks for experiment set-up, sample preparation and analysis,
- problem solving and best practices,
- experiment and data gathering simulation,
- attendees have the opportunity to ask questions regarding issues or problems they encounter with their projects/experiments. Our team of experts will help and recommend best solution.
Followed by refreshment and lunch.