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Trent Hosts International Conference Examining Environmental Contaminants
June 6, 2007

Trent Hosts International Conference Examining the Measurement of Environmental Contaminants 

Trent University is pleased to host the 53rd annual International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy (ICASS) which runs from June 25 to 27 on Symons campus.

Organized by Professor Holger Hintelmann, chair of Trent’s Chemistry Department, this event has attracted more than 100 scientists from around the world to discuss the latest methods of measuring chemical contaminants in the environment, such as mercury, metals, carbon dioxide and pharmaceuticals. The conference is sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy.

"Trent’s expertise in the tracing of environmental contaminants made it a natural choice as the venue for this important international conference," said Prof. Hintelmann. "This event provides a unique opportunity for participants to discuss techniques of calculating the levels of chemical pollutants in water, soil and air samples to better understand the behaviour of contaminants in the environment."

Several high profile Trent faculty members will be involved in the conference as session presenters, including professors Chris Metcalfe and Céline Guéguen. To learn more about their work, click here.

The 2007 ICASS conference program covers topics from general analytical chemistry over molecular spectroscopy to many flavours of mass spectrometry and various applications in environmental research. Spectroscopy is the science of using a spectroscope to determine the composition of ions or charged molecules in a sample.

For further details, please visit the conference website at www.icass.ca



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