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What’s new in the analysis of complex environmental matrices?

What’s new in the analysis of complex environmental matrices?

Royal Society of Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry Group, Water Science Forum and the Separation Science Group Joint Meeting

Friday 3rd March 2017

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Science Suite, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, LONDON, W1J 0BA

The analysis of environmental matrices such as water, sediments and soils is often demanding and challenging for the chemist due to both matrix effects and the myriad of substances that can be present in the sample. This one-day Royal Society of Chemistry Meeting, jointly organised by three special interest groups (Environmental Chemistry Group, Separation Science Group and Water Science Forum), addresses this issue. It is the third in sequence of biennial conferences. The meeting brings together national and two international experts on the topic. The monitoring and screening-type analyses of a wide range of both regulatory and emerging pollutants (such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products) in water is major theme of the event. The detection of potentially hazardous compounds in dusts and consumer articles is also considered. Other topics to be addressed include new types of detectors (i.e. ion mobility spectrometry, direct probe time-of-flight mass spectrometry and selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry) for measuring environmental chemicals. In addition to the lectures, there will an exhibition where number of instrument manufacturers and suppliers of laboratory consumables will be presenting.

Important Date

Registration Deadline: 28th February 2017

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25th Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry

The 25th Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry Annual Meeting was held in Niigata, Japan on 8-10 June 2016.

During the award ceremony Hiromitsu Urakami from the Royal Society of Chemistry presented several certificates to poster prize winners on behalf of our environmental science journals.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Winners:

Tomohiko Nakano, Kyoto University

Poster title: Development of a molecularly imprinted polymer for selective adsorption of estrogenic substances

Hiromitsu Urakami (left), Tomohiko Nakano (right)

Congratulations to Ayaka Onishi, University of Tokyo who also won an Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts poster prize for the poster entitled;

“A study on anomaly concentration of arsenic to ferruginous precipitate in Tokyo, Japan”

And the winners for the Environmental Science: Nano and Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology poster prizes were Kosuke Ranaka and Suzumi Nishimura. More details can be found on our  ES: Nano and ES:Water blogs.

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8th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry

The 8th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry (NCEC) was held in Guangzhou, China, 5th – 8th November 2015. The topic of this conference was Innovation and Development in Environmental Chemistry, based on the latest progress on the discipline.

The conference was a success with many events taking place during the conference, including environmental protection and analytical instrument exhibitions, academic posters, and graduate student symposiums.

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts was proud to sponsor 5 oral prizes during this event. The winners were:

Haichao Wang (Peking University)
Simulation of NO3 free radicals in North China Plain and the research of measurement instrument

Aruo Nan (Guangzhou Medical University)
The functional and mechanism of non encoding RNA in nerve injury induced by environmental lead exposure

Rong Jin (Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, CAS)
The characteristics of polychlorinated naphthalenes generated in the process of waste derived fuel in cement kilns

Xiang Wu (Zhejiang University)
Speciation of tipical organic pollutants in soil

Fengzhen Zhang (South China University of Technology)
Study on degradation of organic pollutants in water by ozone catalytic zinc ferrite



The picture shows the winners of the Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts oral prizes during the 8th NCEC


Congratulations! The judges of the prize thought the quality of the presentations were really high and, from the Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts team, we would like to thank all the students that attended or presented at the meeting.

Many congratulations from the Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts team

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Renewable Chemicals from Waste symposium

Don’t miss out! Submit your poster abstract for the Renewable Chemicals from Waste symposium – deadline 27th September.

Improved waste valorization demands that we salvage the molecular value inherent in waste streams. This interdisciplinary symposium aims to spotlight the research and applications which take us to the next stage where value chemicals are being captured in combination with more conventional waste valorization processes.

Confirmed speakers include leading academic and industrial scientists. Key themes include: bio-refinery approaches to recover molecular complexity as well as energy, high value metals and other inorganic chemicals plus horizon scanning.

Chair of the Committee, Professor James Clark looks forward to welcoming you to Burlington House, London on 20th November for this exciting symposium!

Poster abstract deadline: 27th September

Registration deadline: 6th November

Download the Sponsorship Menu.

For further details, please contact us

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1st Chemistry in Energy Conference

The Energy Sector interest group of the Royal Society of Chemistry successfully organised the 1st Chemistry in Energy conference. This event was hosted at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th-22nd July 2015.

During the conference, Professor John Irvine (St Andrew’s University) was presented as the winner of the 2015 Sustainable Energy Award. This prestigious RSC Award is given for the contributions of chemical sciences to sustainable energy, including development or understanding of materials and processes and the improvement of existing technologies through the application of the chemical sciences.

We would like to congratulate John on his award and thank him for his outstanding and sustained contributions to low carbon energy generation, in particular the development of electrode materials for solid oxide fuel cells.

He was presented with his medal by Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Energy Sector representative) and gave his inaugural award lecture titled “Low carbon energy generation and the development of electrode materials for solid oxide fuel cells” as part of a special session during the conference.

The picture shows Cesar Palmero, (RSC Development Editor), John Irvine (2015 Sustainable
Energy Award Winner) and Mercedes Maroto-Valer (RSC Energy Sector Representative)



Take a look at some of the latest publications by Professor John Irvine:

Guan Zhang, Chengsheng Ni, Lingjuan Liu, Guixia Zhao, Federica Fina and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 15413-15419

Nano-composite structural Ni–Sn alloy anodes for high performance and durability of direct methane-fueled SOFCs
Jae-ha Myung, Sun-Dong Kim, Tae Ho Shin, Daehee Lee, John T. S. Irvine, Jooho Moon and Sang-Hoon Hyun
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 13801-13806

Hierarchically nanoporous La1.7Ca0.3CuO4−δ and La1.7Ca0.3NixCu1−xO4−δ (0.25 ≤ x ≤ 0.75) as potential cathode materials for IT-SOFCs
Xiubing Huang, Tae Ho Shin, Jun Zhou and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 13468-13475

Oxygen storage capacity and thermal stability of the CuMnO2–CeO2 composite system
Xiubing Huang, Chengsheng Ni, Guixia Zhao and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 12958-12964

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Additionally, ES: Processes & Impacts is delighted to announce a high profile web collection on chemistry in energy, in conjunction with the organisers of this 1st Chemistry in Energy conference. Authors of accepted conference presentations (oral and poster) are invited to submit a full paper for possible inclusion in this web collection.

All manuscripts must fit within the scope of the journal to be considered for the collection and will be refereed in accordance to the standard procedures of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. In this respect, invited articles will be treated in the same way as regular submissions to the journal.

The deadline for receipt of manuscripts for this themed is 30 September 2015. Please feel free to get in touch with the editorial office at ESPI-RSC@rsc.org if you have any questions about this collection.

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RSC awards and prizes recognise excellence across the chemical sciences. Why not nominate someone?
Nominations for 2016 open on the 1st October 2015.

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2nd National Environmental Eco-Toxicology Conference

The 2nd National Environmental Eco-Toxicology Conference was held in Xiamen, China, 25th-28th of April, 2015.

This exciting conference was jointly organised by the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Xiamen University and the Institute of Urban Environment of CAS.

More than 700 attendees shared new ideas and recent development on the are six topics discussed during this conference:

  • Screening and assessment of high risk chemical contaminants
  • Transfer and distribution of chemical contaminants in the environment and organisms
  • Chemical hazards evaluation
  • Toxicology mechanism of chemical ecology
  • Toxicological mechanism of chemical health effects
  • Chemical risk management


During the conference, the Environmental Science (ES) series of journals sponsored three poster prizes. Let’s introduce the winners!

ES: Processes & Impacts: ‘Study on the toxicity behavior of organic phosphate ester flame retardant to pattern fish’, by Liwei Sun (Zhejiang Institute of Technology)

ES: Water Research & Technology: ‘Bioaccumulation behaviour of short chain chlorinated paraffins in Antarctic ecosystem’, by Huijuan Li and Aiqian Zhang (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences)

ES: Nano: ‘Proinflammatory effects of silver nanoparticles and silver ions on human skin keratinocytes’, by Yang Di, Wei Hong-ying, Wang Bin, Fan Jing-pu, Qin Yu, Liu Yue, Guo Xin-biao and Deng Fu-rong (Peking Universty)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The judges of the prize thought the quality of the posters was really high and, from the Environmental Science team, we would like to thank all the researchers that attended or presented at the conference.

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Emerging Contaminants Conference

Emerging contaminants in waters and soils, practical considerations:- Sampling, analysis and consequences

Wednesday 4 March 2015

The Source Skills Academy, Sheffield, UK

This event organised by the Water Science Forum, the Environmental Chemistry Group and the International Network of Environmental Forensics with support from the Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division will focus on exploring the chemistry of emerging contaminants which have recently been discovered in soil and/or water environments and are considered to be a potential risk to the environment and/or and human health.

Register by the 17th of Feb for EARLY BIRD Discount!

Programme topics include:

  • Emerging and Priority Pollutants
  • Comparison of active and passive sampling in relation to contaminants of emerging concern
  • Emerging contaminants in groundwater
  • Stereochemistry of pharmacologically active compounds
  • Lecture by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2014 Sustainable Water Prize Winner Simon Parsons

For more information visit www.rsc.org/events/detail/16644 or scan the code:

We hope to see you there!

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Environmental Monitoring in the Energy Sector: Exploring parallels between shale gas and nuclear

The Royal Society of Chemistry is holding a free half-day event which will consider the current and future role of chemistry in environmental monitoring in the energy sector.  The event will centre on a comparison between shale gas, an emerging technique in the UK and the established nuclear sector. The event is likely to be of interest to people working on environmental monitoring in the energy sector as well as individuals with wider interests in environmental monitoring techniques including geoscientists, chemists and toxicologists. 

The event will begin with a brief overview of the current energy landscape and the respective roles and prospects for established and emerging energy technologies. This will be followed by an introduction on the extraction of shale gas by ‘fracking’ and its emerging profile in the energy sector. The speakers will then give perspectives on challenges in monitoring for the shale gas industry comparing with approaches in the nuclear industry.  The talks will include strategies and techniques developed to ensure accurate and effective monitoring of both land and water.  Following each presentation there will be a brief Question & Answer session. 

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion looking at commonalities and differences between the sectors, areas for collaboration and knowledge-exchange, the role for chemistry in developing and adapting methods for environmental monitoring in the UK’s evolving energy landscape and whether the extraction of shale gas presents a specific set of new challenges for research.

There will also be opportunities for informal networking between delegates.

This invitation-only event will take place at the Chemistry Centre in Burlington House, London, from 13:30 – 18:00 on Thursday 26 September. There is no registration fee but registration is required prior to the event. 

If you are interested in attending the event, please visit the website to register your interest in attending.

 

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Dioxin 2012 Symposium

Cairns convention centre This year’s International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants will be held in Cairns, Australia, at the Cairns Convention Centre. The conference runs from 26-31 August 2012.

Each year, the International Dioxin Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the most current scientific research on POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) across all disciplines, including analytical and environmental chemistry, molecular biology, human health, risk assessment and risk management.

This year’s Symposium Chairs are Jochen Mueller and Caroline Gaus, from the National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox) at the University of Queensland.

Cairns at nightA wide range of core topics on analytical and environmental chemistry, environmental and human toxicology, epidemiology, exposure assessment, as well as regulation, risk assessment and management will be covered. Dioxin 2012 will also feature discussion on important global and current regional issues, focusing on topics such as emerging contaminants, marine and eco-toxicology, and chemical regulation and policy. For more information on this exciting conference and details of how to register, please see the website.

In attendance at the conference will be Professor Beate Escher, Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Monitoring. I’m sure she’d be delighted to meet you.

Important dates for your diaries:

Abstract submission opens – 7 March 2012
Registration – Now open
Abstract submission deadline – 14 May 2012
Notifications to submitters – 15 June 2012
Early bird registration closes – 22 June 2012

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GE-RSC International Symposium on Water Re-use

The GE CTC-RSC International Symposium on Water Reuse to be held at the GE China Technology Center in Shanghai on 19-20 April 2012 will feature a selection of lectures covering water reuse, including water treatment technology and materials, water reuse and water reclamation.

This meeting is free to attend and will feature leading international scientists including Dr John Barber (GE), Prof. Guang-Hao Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Prof. Jiahui Shao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Prof. David Stuckey (Imperial College, UK), plus a poster session.

Deadlines:

  • Poster abstract submission is Monday 9 April, 2012
  • Registration is Monday 16 April, 2012

More information and details of how to register can be found on the website.

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