Short Course

Traditionally, the ISWFPC was preceded by a pre-symposium event. For the 2017 ISWFPC, we decided to cancel pre-symposium in favor of the International Pulp Bleaching Conference that will run previous to the ISWFPC, but in the same week. To compensate for the absence of the pre-symposium we are offering two very relevant short courses that will run on Sunday, August 27. 

The two short courses of 4 hours each will cover two topics, namely: (1) bleaching and chromophores, which will include an Introduction to pulp bleaching, the basic principles of chromophore formation, the role of HexA etc; (2) structures and analysis of biorefinery products and polymers, including cellulose and lignin analysis (SEC-MALLS, some new speed methods for lignin, and labeling), oligo and monomer analysis in effluent streams, and NMR characterization of technical lignin.

The courses will be ministered by Dr. Thomas Rosenau, Dr. Antje Potthast and Dr. Ewellyn Capanema. Dr. Thomas is professor at BOKU University Vienna, holding the Chair of Wood, Pulp and Fiber Chemistry, heading the Division of Chemistry of Renewables at the Department of Chemistry, adjunct professor of fiber chemistry at Shinshu University, Japan, and adjunct professor at the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Center at Åbo Akademi University at Turku, Finland. He is Fellow Elect of the International Academy of Wood Science, and Fellow of the Japanese Academy of Science. Dr. Rosenau is, among other scientific recognitions, winner of the 2004 International Lipid Research Award, the 2007 Hayashi Jisuke International Cellulose Award, the 2008 Gardiner-Roche Lectureship, and the 2014 Anselme Payen Award of the American Chemical Society. With an active publication record (about 320 peer reviewed SCI papers, 400+ conference contributions, 11 patents) and project record, he is involved in much international collaboration in the field of cellulose science, biorefineries, and chemistry of renewable resources. Research focuses on chemical and structural aspects of celluloses and lignin, cellulose and lignin modification, cellulose aging, chromophore chemistry, cellulose solvents, novel biomaterials, antioxidant chemistry, paper and fiber chemistry, as well as green chemistry approaches.  Dr. Antje is associate professor and deputy head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. She heads the working group ‘Biopolymer and Paper Analytics’ within the Division of Chemistry for Renewable Resources and the Christian-Doppler-Laboratory ‘Advanced Cellulose Chemistry and Analytics’. An active publication record (>220 peer-reviewed papers) and involvement in a dynamic network of international cooperation underline her scientific involvement She has been working in the field of wood chemistry, biopolymer analytics and conservation science for over twenty years. Current research activities focus on advanced characterization and modification of polysaccharides, related derivatives, lignin analysis, paper aging, and in particular the development of novel analytical methodologies in biorefineries and lignocellulose processing. Dr. Ewellyn Capanema is a research and development chemist with twenty-plus years of experience in bio-based product development, including pulping and biorefinery fundamentals and technologies. Developed, optimized, and validated analytical methods to comprehensively characterize wood components; modified and optimized biorefinery processes for the separation of lignin and cellulose, and developed applications for these bio-based products. Experienced in process documentation, and project and team management. Demonstrated communication skills with publications in highly regarded journals and international conferences (6 patents, 2 book chapters, and 28 papers in refereed journals).

The courses are open to all IPBC and ISWFPC participants. The investment for each one of the courses is 100 Euros. For those participating in both courses the total cost will be 150 Euros. The courses will run only if a minimum number of 20 persons are registered.

You can do your registration to the short courses while doing your online registration. The courses schedule and contents are presented below:

Course Number Schedule Instructor Course Name Topics
1 09:30-12:30hs Thomas Rosenau Bleaching and Chromophores Introduction to pulp bleaching;
Chromophore formation;
Role of HexA: structures and analysis.
2 14:00-18:00hs Antje Potthast and Ewellyn Capanema Analysis of biorefinery products - polymers-oligomer-monomers Cellulose and Lignin analysis (SEC-MALLS, some new speed methods for lignin, and labeling);
Oligo and monomer analysis in effluent streams;
NMR characterization of technical lignin.