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The 10th International Symposium on the Characterisation of Porous Solids

May 11-14, 2014
Granada, Spain

Porous materials have developed enormous impact in catalysis, separation, and life science applications. Characterization of such solids is a key element when designing porous materials for specific uses. The aim of the conference is to bring experts from academia and industry together in order to discuss latest developments in characterization methods, materials, and applications.


Conference Topics:

All aspects of characterisation of porous solids. Special issues on Microporous and Mesoporous Materials:

• Porous materials: carbons, zeolites, catalysts, MOFs, porous polymers, ceramics…
• Adsorption: gas phase, liquid phase, bioadsorption
• Experimental techniques
• Application of porous materials and processes

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i  Quantachrome Instruments is pleased to be the Main Sponsor of this event..

Dr. M. Thommes (Quantachrome's Director of Applied Science) will co-author several oral presentations at COPS. In addition Dr. Thommes is an invited lecture at COPS-Preschool –Symposium: M. Thommes: Physical adsorption characterization of nanoporous materials with hierarchical pore structure.

Oral presentations:
O37: Final report of the IUPAC taskgroup on physisorption of gases, with special reference to the evaluation of surface area and pore size distribution. M. Thommes, K. Kaneko, A.V. Neimark, J. Olivier, F. Rodríguez-Reinoso, J. Rouquerol, K.S.W. Sing.

O3: The use of scanning isotherms for characterization of porous solids, A.V. Neimark, R. Cimino, K.A. Cychosz, M. Thommes.

O35: Comparative nanopore characterization with Ar and N2 adsorption at their boiling points, R. Futamura, T. Itoh, F. Kohernnisa, D. Minami, M. Endo, J. Silvestre-Albero, A. Silvestre-Albero, F. Rodríguez-Reinoso, J.P.B. Motta, S. Mukai, M. Thommes, J.F. Rouquerol, K. Kaneko

Poster Presentations:
B48: Assessing Pore Network Characteristics of Hierarchically Mesostructured Zeolites for Catalysis, K. A. Cychosz, M. Thommes, Quantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, FL/USA; A. Grau, University of Alicante, Alicante/ES; J. García-Martínez, University of Alicante, Alicante/ES, Rive Technology, Monmouth Junction, NJ/USA.

B50: Effect of Temperature, Pore Size and Surface Chemistry on the Adsorption and Phase Behavior of Water in Ordered Nanoporous Solids, M. Thommes, K. A. Cychosz, R. Guillet-Nicolas, Quantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, FL/USA; M. Fröba, University of Hamburg, Hamburg/D

B52: Effect of confinement on the phase behavior of wetting and nonwetting adsorbates in mesoporous molecular sieves with 1D and 3D pore structure, R. Guillet-Nicolas, R. Ahmad, K. A. Cychosz, M. Thommes, Quantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, FL/USA; F. Kleit, Université Laval, Québec, QC/CA

B53: A method for pore size and porosity analysis of porous materials using electroacoustics and high frequency conductivity, A. Dukhin, Dispersion Technology Inc, Bedford Hills, NY/USA; M. Thommes, Quantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, FL/USA

B72: Towards a better understanding of the water adsorption hysteresis in activated carbons, L. F. Velasco, P. Lodewyckx, Royal Military Academy, Brussels/B; M. Thommes, Quantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, FL/USA.


Starting on: May 11, 2014
And Running Until: May 14, 2014
Located at: Granada Exhibition and Conference Centre, Granada, España
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