This conference invites oral and poster contributions illustrating the importance of a range of important, novel issues related to chemicals and the environment. We particularly like to welcome presentations on emerging issues for all sessions during ICCE 2009.
Please have a look under the special topics below for some more information. The program is relying on You and Your suggestions. We therefore hope that you will contribute to a successful meeting!
Improved methods for analysis, smaller sample amounts, lower detection- and quantification limits and robots in chemical analysis.
- Sample extraction and cleanup
- Compound identification and quantification
- Chemometrics - Analysis of data
The focus of this topic is on chemical processes of relevance for aerosols and particles in the atmosphere. The fundamental importance of such particles for climate has made it an urgent matter to develop new techniques to further explore their chemical and physical properties.
- Interaction between the gas and particulate phases
- Determination of particulate organic compounds and black carbon (“soot”)
- Assessment of particle morphology and state of mixture
- Determination methods in precipitation chemistry
Environmentally friendly synthetic methods and chemical products are of great importance for the development of a sustainable society. Green or sustainable chemistry is a tool for progressing towards this goal.
- Chemical catalysis
- Recycling and the eco-cycle
Inorganic Environmental Chemistry
We would like to encourage contributions related to inorganic and materials chemistry, illustrating their importance in a sustainable society. This could include studies of metals in different environments as in the context of mining, processing, waste treatment but also natural waters.
- Emerging metals in the environment
- Recycling of metals
- Mining, leaching and refining
- New batteries and fuel cells
- Porous material
- Contaminated sites
Organic Environmental Chemistry
This session will address the chemical phenomena and mechanisms governing the behaviour of organic contaminants in the environment. The session will focus on process understanding garnered from organic pollutants that is of emerging interest.
- Persistence and bioaccumulation: The underlying principles
- Emerging pollutants: New chemicals, new mechanisms
- Assessment and characterisation of reactive compounds
- Biofuel combustion
- Contaminanted sites
Chemical Environmental Toxicology
This session addresses the chemical aspects of toxicant actions in humans and biological systems.
- Chemical methods for the identification of toxic compounds/metabolites
- Metabolism/kinetics of toxic compounds
- Chemical interaction between toxicants and target molecules
- Novel approaches for the measurement of toxic compounds/metabolites in vivo.
In-silico tools in chemical risk assessment
This session will address how chemical understanding can be incorporated into computer-based tools that serve the risk assessment process.
- QSPRs and QSARs: Regression- or mechanism-based; is extrapolation possible?
- Fate and exposure models: expanding the chemical range
- PBPK modelling: Potential and limitations in environmental risk assessment
Chemistry in Conservation, Archaeology and Art
In this session we will discuss and explore the chemical problems in archaeology and art conservation in interdisciplinary studies of our cultural past. Recent research accomplishments will be highlighted to catalyse new interactions between the different fields in Archaeology, Archaeological and Art Conservation and Materials Science.