9th International IGC Symposium 2020

The 9th International IGC Symposium on
16 June 2020

Review, Validation and Future of Inverse Gas Chromatography

This year the IGC Symposium was online due to the pandemic crisis. We decided to offer it free to all participants. With 160 registrations from all around the world, this was a great starting point for a global IGC Community.

This symposium focused on effective and valuable surface characterization of powders, fibers and plates based on the dynamic adsorption of up to 20 different gas probes, also known as Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC). 

Review: the commercial use of IGC is around 20 years old with Adscientis celebrating its 20th anniversary in year 2020! What experiences have been made and which advances were made? BASF, Adscientis and the group of Prof. Adam Voelkel tell their stories!

Validation: Reliability is a key topic in analysis, but how do different labs and instruments perform? For the first time, different groups by industry (Kronos, BASF, Porcher, Solvay, Adscientis) and academia (Strassbourg, Poznan, Fraunhofer et al.) participated in an IGC round-robin test. Results will be presented and discussed – to improve and validate IGC procedures.

Future: During the last years new ways to use IGC and new applications have been explored. Some examples will be presented and new concepts being discussed.   

More details about the speakers and the program:


Organizing committee:
Sabine Schmelzer, Ralf Duempelmann (Inolytix)
Joffrey Huve (Adscientis)