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Course Information
Course Title: Light Scattering Uses in Water and Environmental Issues
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Nanoscience
3 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
4 - Environmental Analysis
5 - Water-Wastewater
Instructor(s): Anastasia Morfesis Course Number: 77
Affiliation: Malvern Instruments
Course Date: 03/05/2017 - Sunday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Drinking water in the US and developed nations of the world is treated to remove contamination of foreign materials, both mineral and organic. Surface water treatment, water remediation and waste water treatment are critical issues in providing safe drinking water to an ever growing world population. One of the requirements for removing or inactivating particulate contaminants as well as biological parasites is to enhance the coagulation capabilities in water treatment facilities. Objectives of this short course are to discuss the role that light scattering, turbidity and zeta potential can play in optimizing water clarification.

Target Audience
Scientist and investigators working in a field or application area that requires an understanding of coagulation, flotation, water treatment, and formulation stability vs. instability. Anyone involved in the study of water clarification, water remediation and waste water treatment.

Course Outline
8:30 –Introduction & Course Objectives
8:40 - An Overview of Light Scattering Results and Water Treatment Solutions
from Around the World
9:20 - Break
9:40 – Turbidity, Light Scattering Intensity, Angular Light Scattering, Dynamic Light
Scattering (DLS) by Batch and In-line (flow) Measurements
10:20 – Water Applications and Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS), Measurements,
Coagulation by Batch and In-line (flow) Measurements
11:00 – Highlights of Water Treatment Applications
11:40 – Open Discussion & Questions
12:00 – End

Course Instructor's Biography
Ana Morfesis, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Morfesis is a light scattering specialist for Malvern Instruments. Her research has focused nano and bio materials as well as environmental applications using light scattering and zeta potential.