Date: Apr 11, 2018
Time: 09:00 to 15:30
Venue: Scandic Hotel Copenhagen, Vester Søgade 6, 1601 Copenhagen V
2018 ESAC - (Executive Seminars in Analytical Chemistry)

The 18th annual Executive Seminar in Analytical Chemistry, ESAC 2018, will be held on 11 April, 2018!

This unique industry event is an ideal opportunity to learn about the latest developments in analytical instruments from five of the most progressive vendors in the industry, and to hear from leading scientific researchers from all fields of analytical chemistry as they present their experiences, methods and results. To view this year's exciting program, click here.


Keynote: "Quantification of microplastic in environmental matrixes"

by Jes Vollertsen, Professor of Environmental Engineering and leads the section of Water and Environment at Aalborg University, Denmark

Microplastic is everywhere – in our water, air, soil, and food. It is an emergent issue threatening human and environmental health. Little is known on the occurrence and fate of microplastic, partly because the issue is new and partly because microplastic is rather difficult to analyze for. In this emerging research field, AAU has established a strong laboratory for detecting microplastic, including acquiring two Agilent Cary’s 620/670 FTIR Imaging systems with 128 pixel FPA’s. This presentation will address how we use FTIR imaging to detect microplastic down to the a few micrometers in size. 

Jes Vollertsen is Professor of Environmental Engineering and leads the section of Water and Environment at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has primarily worked with biological, chemical and physical processes in polluted urban and rural aquatic systems. He leads a research group on microplastic consisting of 5 full-time microplastic researchers and affiliated students and lab technicians. The main focus of the microplastic research is on developing and improving analytical methods for its quantification in environmental matrixes. He has authored many scientific publications, here of 95 published in Web of Science listed publications.


For this year's program click here 


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Analytical Instruments Committee
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Bruker Daltonics AB
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Waters Corporation
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