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 2021, the EDC focuses on „Polymers and Surfactants in Detergents and Cleaning Agents – Effects, Benefits, and Applications “. We will discuss the role of natural and synthetic ingredients in detergents and cleaners, as well as their production and modification and aspects of sustainability and environmental friendliness.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, 13. October 2021

At this time, we are in the process of establishing the final program.

The full program will be online mid-June.

09:00 – 09:30 Neuartiges Tensid auf Basis von Non-Food-Biomasse: Wertschöpfungskettendesign ausgehend von 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen University
09:30 – 09:50 Ionisch assemblierte Polyelektrolyt/Mikroemulsions Komplexe (PEMECs) – Phasenverhalten, Thermodynamik und Struktur
Prof. Dr Michael Gradzielski, Technische Universität Berlin
09:50 – 11:00 Pause
11:00 – 11:20 Innovatives Reinigungskonzept mit kontrolliert gebildeten Schäumen
Tamara Schad, University of Stuttgart
11:20 – 11:40 Ionisch assemblierte Polyelektrolyt/Mikroemulsions Komplexe (PEMECs) – Phasenverhalten, Thermodynamik und Struktur
Prof. Dr Michael Gradzielski, Technische Universität Berlin
11:40 – 12:00 Glycerol Detergenzien erleichtern die Untersuchung medizinischer Targets
Dr. Leonhard Urner, University of Oxford; Free University of Berlin
12:00 – 12:15 Pause
12:15 – 12:45 Neuartiges Tensid auf Basis von Non-Food-Biomasse: Wertschöpfungskettendesign ausgehend von 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen University

You want to contribute to our qualified scientific program?

With pleasure! Submit your paper or poster until 23. March 2021 latest.

14:15 – 14:55 Neuartiges Tensid auf Basis von Non-Food-Biomasse: Wertschöpfungskettendesign ausgehend von 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen University
15:00 – 15:25 Ionisch assemblierte Polyelektrolyt/Mikroemulsions Komplexe (PEMECs) – Phasenverhalten, Thermodynamik und Struktur
Prof. Dr Michael Gradzielski, Technische Universität Berlin
15:25 – 16:00 Pause
16:00 – 16:20 Innovatives Reinigungskonzept mit kontrolliert gebildeten Schäumen
Tamara Schad, University of Stuttgart
16:20 – 16:40 Ionisch assemblierte Polyelektrolyt/Mikroemulsions Komplexe (PEMECs) – Phasenverhalten, Thermodynamik und Struktur
Prof. Dr Michael Gradzielski, Technische Universität Berlin
16:40 – 17:00 Neuartiges Tensid auf Basis von Non-Food-Biomasse: Wertschöpfungskettendesign ausgehend von 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen University

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, 13.–15. October 2021 during the opening times in Room 8

 

Submit your abstract now

 

Call for Papers closed?

After the closing of the paper submission system on 23. March 2021, you can still submit poster presentations until 11. July 2021. Late comers might be accepted until 1. September 2021 (possibly without being included in the conference program).

 

Email to us

 

Guidelines for poster submission by email

  • 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, 13. October 2021 15:00 – 15:30 hrs in room 11

Nominations and applications can be submitted until: 11. April 2021

 

Download Call for Proposals

 

Submit application documents

Registration

The registration opens approx. beginning of July.

Day Ticket: Wednesday (virtual & live) 130 € for member
180 € for non-member
3 Day Ticket (virtual & live) 225 € for member
275 € for non-member
Virtual Ticket (online only) 225 € for member
275 € for non-member
Retirees 50 €
Press & Students 0 €only on presentation of a valid press or student pass

All ticket prices are tax-free services according to §4 Nr. 22a UStG.

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.