Summer School and Workshop in calorimetry 2015

Summer School and Workshop in calorimetry 2015
calorimetry and thermal methods in material science”

Calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, applied to the characterization of catalysts, supports and adsorbents, and to the study of catalytic reactions in various domains: air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 capture, interseasonal heat storage, …

The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-docs, researchers, engineers, technical staff and technologists, belonging to academic structures as well as to private companies, already working or interested to orient their future research in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry, and which wish to acquire skill in such methods applied to the characterization of solid supports and catalysts and to the catalytic reactions studies. English-speaking participants will be also welcome (lessons will be given both in French and in English).

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Twentieth Symposium & Workshop on Thermal Analysis


Thermodynamics and phase diagram studies Thermochemical and thermophysical properties of materials Solid state reactions and kinetics Thermal properties of ceramics and cermets Thermal behavior of nanomaterials and coated particles Thermal analysis of:

  • Mineral Composites, Ceramic & Polymeric materials
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Glasses
  • High energy materials*
  • Catalysts
  • Bio-materials
  • Strucutural alloys

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WHEN: February 3, 2016 at 10:00am EDT

The application of coupled techniques in the field of thermogravimetric analysis is well established, particularly for the investigation of the chemistry of thermal decompositions and identification of the evolved species. The main techniques currently are FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) or MS (mass spectrometry). However, these techniques have limitations, especially when a large number of molecules are evolved simultaneously. For that reason a more comprehensive TG-GC-MS technique, which involves a separation of the evolving species by GC and identification by MS, became a necessity.

SETARAM and Automation designed a TGA-GC-MS line allowing to coordinate TGA measurements with injections on the GC column. The system includes an appropriate automated sampling loop that allows either injection of the gas stream in the GC column or releasing it outside the system. All gases evolving from the TGA furnace also flow through the sample loop so their concentration in the loop reflects the exact gas ratio in the furnace. The whole line, including the sampling loop is designed to withstand high temperatures and can be heated up to 350 °C.

Examples on the applications of TGA-MS and TGA-FTIR coupled techniques on both inorganics and organics will be shown. Additionally, a study of the decomposition of polymers (TGA-GC-MS) will be presented in details to illustrate how this technique that can give more in-depth understanding of the degradation of complex substances. The presence of small quantities of heavy molecules with high boiling points (e.g. styrene dimer) can be detected in a gas flow rich in other substances.

This webinar will be of particular interest to thermal analysis and materials science researchers.


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The Largest Annual Trade Show in the World for Laboratory Science & Instrumentation

ARABLAB is the only trade show for the Analytical Industry that reaches buyers from the growth markets such as the Middle East & Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent, as well as China & Asia. ARABLAB connects people from all over the world and showcases the very latest laboratory and instrumentation equipment from all the leading manufacturers in the world.

See us at booth no 484

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Discover Dubai  Majestic Dubai Hotel

Seminar on Calorimetry, DSC, TGA and Thermal Conductivity

Please join us for a buffet lunch & presentation at 10.00 am on Thursday 24th March 2016 at Majestic Hotels Towers, Bur Dubai.

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•    Latest trends & applications of DifferentialScanning Calorimeters.
•  Introduction to High Pressure Thermo Gravimetric Analyzers (TGA), Coupling Techniques to TG-GC-GC-MS and sp. accesories (Titration TGA, VOC adsorption)
•  Enviromental applications of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry (CCS, H2, biomass, Materials for Thermal Energy Storage…)


As the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control brings together users from all over the world with the international market leaders and innovative suppliers of all QA related technologies, products, subsystems and complete solutions in hard and software.


For registration and confirmation pls. call or send mail to Mr. Rahul on / Mob. +97155 5616 780

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WHEN: March 30, 2016 at 10:00am EDT
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Nanomaterials have become extremely important in applications as catalysts, batteries, and sensors because of the high surface-to-volume ratio, which makes them more reactive than the macroscopic analogues. The decrease in the particle size may result in a stabilization of different structures and phase assemblages, which will subsequently affect the functions and the applications of the materials. Being their main advantage, the high surface area and the complex interfaces require a special methodology to characterize them and investigate their properties.

The Thermomechanical analysis technique was used to study the sintering behavior of YSZ with nano transition metal oxides used as sintering aid. Both the densification kinetics activation energy of natural and synthetic hydroxyapatite were obtained using the same technique. The thermogravimetric analysis and the TG-DSC are the most suitable technique to assess the thermal behavior and the oxidation state of mixed Co-Mn and Co-Fe nano spinels.

The change in the thermodynamic stability fields and in the phase equilibria of several nano oxides. containing Co, Zn, Fe, Mn, and Li will be shown as an example. High temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry in a combination with a coupled manometric-calorimetric technique and TG-DSC was used to obtain the surface and interfacial energy of both hydrated and anhydrous surface.


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The role of materials & technologies in the success of a product

On 20 and 21 April, Materials 2016, the trade fair and conference, will be the meeting point for professionals who are involved in choosing, applying, processing and finishing materials.

Topics Materials 2016:
(New) materials, surfacetreatment, analysistechniques, testing, measuring, bondingtechniques, forming techniques, heat treatments, damage assessment and specialist material operations.There is a lot of attention for solutions of all kinds of ‘material challenges’.  Think of: corrosion, adhesion, temperature resistance, recycling, recyclability, wear resistance, frictional resistance, UV-resistance and deformability

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STK Meeting 2016-SETARAM


Thermal Safety and Flow Chemistry

The aim of the association STK is to assemble scientists and specialists from universities and industries in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry.

STK organizes its annual meeting 2016 in Visp (VS) at LONZA. The 2016 meeting will be opened to applications of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; Manufacturers will exhibit instruments in these fields.

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25th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica conference

Its unique exhibition profile unites all topics that pertain to modern analysis in research and industry. The various exhibition sectors will give you a comprehensive overview of the market. Be sure to also visit the scientific analytica conference and our practice-oriented program of related events.

SETARAM is pleased to meet you!

Hall A1 Booth 129-3

1.1.2 Materials testing
2.1.15 Thermal analysis systems
3.5.2 Calorimeters
3.5.9 Differential calorimetry
3.5.10 Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
3.5.11 Thermogravimetry – TGA
3.10.3 Dilatometry Thermo balances
Analysis in R & D
Instrumental analysis

WEBINAR: Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry in Process Safety Applications

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Thermal analysis and calorimetry applied to process safety applications

WHEN: May 11, 2016 at 10:00am EDT

Differential Scanning Calorimetry is the ideal thermal stability screening, small-scale (mg) tool for laboratories involved in process safety and thermal hazards investigations. The flexibility of such a technique allows the investigations with different experimental conditions to predict the various situations that can occur during a decomposition and to simulate the different parameters that can affect such phenomena.
Isothermal calorimetry: to measure heats of reaction and kinetic parameters of these reactions on a few grams of sample material. It requires longer tests, therefore isothermal calorimeters must have a signal that remains very stable over time like C80.
Reaction calorimetry: To simulate a chemical process under conditions closer to the industrial ones, with larger volumes. Sensys DSC, C80 and DRC provide the accurate data that are needed for the evaluation of the safety of a given process, and the kinetics evaluation of these data with the AKTS software lead to the simulation of a variety of real-life conditions (kilo from to ton scale, and very long term behavior).




Calorimetry and thermal methods in material science

Calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, will be described and applied to the characterization of catalysts, oxides, metals, supports, adsorbents, polymers, composites, food, pharmaceuticals, mesoporous solids, ionic liquids, phase change materials, heat storage materials, hydrogen storage materials. Examples will be given in various domains: catalytic reactions, air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 capture, interseasonal heat storage, food chemistry, polymers…

The described techniques will be the following: calorimetry, DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), TGA (thermogravimetric analysis), DTA (differential thermal analysis), TPD (thermoprogrammed desorption), TPR/TPO (thermoprogrammed reduction/oxidation), and coupled techniques as  Calorimetry – Volumetry, TG-DSC-MS, DSC – Gas Chromatography, Calorimetry – UV / Visible spectroscopy, Calorimetry – HPL Chromatography, Titration and flow calorimetry, modulated DSC,..

Thematic workshops on case studies will be organized according to the scientific interests of the participants (i.e. CO2 capture, hydrogen storage and production, thermochemical heat storage, polymer decomposition, catalytic active sites characterization, experimental set-up and instruments calibrations, experimental data interpretation…). Participants are invited to submit their wishes in the registration form (“Remarks” section).
Participants are encouraged to submit a 1 page summary of their work to be considered for oral/poster presentation during the workshop. Experts in the various domains of thermal analysis will be available for discussions.

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ICTAC 2016

2016 International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Conference hosted by the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)

Please join us in Orlando, Florida August 14-19, 2016
at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel & Conference Center.

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