Welcome to F-TAES!

The Forum for the Thermal Analysis of Environmental Samples (F-TAES) is designed to provide an active and evolving online community for scientists and practitioners interested in applying thermal analysis techniques to environmental samples.

Thermal analysis techniques such as thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry have been applied successfully to simple sample matrices in the material sciences for decades. Environmental samples consist of highly complex mixtures, and include matrices such as soil, sediment, composts, etc. Recent interest in the application of thermal analysis to the characterization of environmental samples is driven by the demand for rapid and cost-effective methods to supplement more complex and costly characterization methods.

We invite you to explore and contribute to this forum as a means to share your research findings or network with interested colleagues. Feedback concerning the forum is also always welcome.

Recent News

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Deadline for abstract submission to XVII ISBC Conference

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to remind you on the approaching dead line for abstract submission (31.01.2012) to the XVII. International Conference on Biological Calorimetry (ISBC), 03.06. – 06.06. 2012 at the Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research in Leipzig.

The conference will focus on innovative developments and applications of Calorimetry and Thermodynamics in all aspects of life sciences and biotechnology.

We encourage you to refer to the conference web page:


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Report from first International Conference for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (CEEC-TAC1) in Craiova, Romania

This short conference report was written and submitted by Dr. Irina Kuznetsova.

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Thermal analysis session at Goldschmidt 2011

We recently had a successful session on the application of thermal analysis and calorimetry in the biogeosciences at the Goldschmidt 2011 conference in Prague, Czech Republic. We were a small, but very active group with both oral and poster presentations. The group then convened for an additional session over a lovely dinner on the banks of the Vltana River.

Goldschmidt2011 thermal analysis group photo