European Detergents Conference (EDC)

The EDC presents various aspects of detergent technology. Besides detergents, the EDC comprises the use of surfactants in personal care as well as institutional and industrial cleaning.

Content & Focus

The European Detergents Conference (EDC) is the annual meeting of the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry. It takes place alongside the SEPAWA® CONGRESS.

At the EDC, renowned specialists from academia and industry present their latest findings and research results in the form of poster and oral presentations. During the event, the division holds its annual award ceremony (Award of the Division, Young Scientists Awards) and up to four poster awards are conferred for the best poster contributions.

In 2022, the EDC focuses on “Interface Interactions: Experiment & Modeling”.
We want to address experimental and theoretical investigations of interfaces, for example in foams and emulsions, and in this context discuss aspects like interface stability, transport processes and interactions at interfaces.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 – Room Auditorium

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen (Technical University of Darmstadt): “Fluid Imbibition and Charge Regulation in Nanopores”
  • Dr. Matej Kanduč (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia): “Monolayer Adsorption Versus Bulk Micellization: the Insight from Molecular Simulations.”
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Kunz (University of Regensburg): “Microemulsions With and Even Without Surfactants and Some Practical Applications”
  • Prof. Dr. Cosima Stubenrauch (University of Stuttgart): “Innovative Foam-based Cleaning Concepts for Historical Objects”
  • Prof. Dr. Regine von Klitzing (Technical University of Darmstadt): “Polymers as (Co-)stabilizer of Foams: a Multiscale Approach”

At this time, we are in the process of establishing the final program. The full program will be online in July.

You want to contribute to our qualified scientific program?

With pleasure! Submit your paper or poster until 30. April 2022 latest.

(See below: Extended Deadline Posters).

Sie möchten an der EDC teilnehmen?

Details über Tickets und Preise finden Sie hier.

Poster Exhibition

In conjunction with the SEPAWA® CONGRESS, the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry organizes a scientific poster session. The best EDC posters are awarded with one of up to four poster awards.

When & Where?
Wednesday to Friday, 26.–28. October 2022 during the opening times in Foyer 2nd Floor

 

Submit Abstract (closed)

 

 

Call for Papers closed?

After the closing of the paper submission system on 30. April 2022, you can still submit poster presentations until 28. July 2022. Late comers might be accepted until 08. September 2022 (possibly without being included in the conference program).

 

Email to us

 

Guidelines for poster submission by email from 01 May 2022 to 08 September 2022

  • English and German language titel: 15 words each
  • English and German language abstract with some 300 words. No references. No graphics)
  • Format: DOCX (no PDFs)

Awards

Annually, the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry awards a “Förderpreis” each for an excellent  bachelormasters, and PhD thesis with special focus on the development of detergents and cleaners – provided qualified suggestions have been submitted.

Award Ceremony
Wednesday, 26. October 2022 12:30 – 13:00 hrs in Room Auditorium

Nominations and applications can be submitted until: 10. April 2022

 

Download Call for Proposals

 

Submit application documents

Registration

Ticket 225 € for member
275 € for non-member
Retirees 50 €
Press & Students   0 € only on presentation of a valid press or student pass

Prices plus VAT where applicable.

 

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WHO IS BEHIND THE EDC?

GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry

The aim of the Division of Detergent Chemistry of the German Chemical Society is to create a forum of interested persons from industry, governmental agencies, universities, research institutes, and media in which discussions about all technical questions with respect to detergents can be held openly and constructively. The focus is hereby on scientifically oriented declarations about the sustainable use of detergents for human beings in their environment. Another important aspect of the Division’s work is the support of young scientists.

German Chemical Society (GDCh)

Numbering some 30,000 members from academia, industry and the professions, the GDCh represents a large and socially important community of experts. The organization’s 150-year history, global network and high scientific and social standards form the foundation for future-oriented activities in pursuit of a world that can sustain human life at a level worth the living. Chemistry needs to receive due recognition and support. It is our ambition that chemistry gets better understood and appreciated and is given room to unfold its full potential in all of its variety.

With this aim in mind:

  • We promote scientific work, research and teaching.
  • We support the formation of networks,
  • We seek intensive and constructive dialogue with the general public
  • We bring our expertise actively and continually into the academic world, the sciences, the political sphere and society
  • We act independently, consistently and sustainably for the benefit of society, constantly mindful of the needs of coming generations.