AFCAT       Association Française de Calorimétrie et d’Analyse Thermique
STK       Swiss Society for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Bâle Meeting
26 - 28 May 1998

Chemical and Physical Process Development and Process Safety
Thermal Analysis in Food Science

Timetable   of  the  Bâle Meeting



International Scientific Committee

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E.Marti*, President STK, Novartis Services AG, Basel, CH
Mrs. D.Clausse*, Presidente AFCAT, UTC Compiègne, F
J.M.Buisine, Université du Littoral, Dunkerque, F
J.Beyrich, Ciba Speciality Chemicals, Basel, CH
K.Eigenmann, Novartis AG, Basel, CH
W.-D.Emmerich, Netzsch-Geraetebau GmbH, Selb Bayern, D
M.F.Ferregutti, Firmenich S.A., La Plaine, CH
Mrs. D.Giron, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, CH
U.Ch.Hofmeier*, Novartis Services AG, Basel, CH
P.Hug, EMPA, Duebendorf, CH
E.Karmazsin, Lyon, F
P. Le Parlouer*, Setaram, Caluire, F
B.Legendre, Université Paris-Sud, Chatenay Malabry, F
M.Maciejewski, ETH-Zentrum, Zuerich, CH
P.Rebouillon, UFR de Pharmacie, Marseille, F
Mrs. P.Relkin, ENSIA, Massy, F
R.Riesen, Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Schwerzenbach, CH
Y.H.Roos*, University of Helsinki, SF
A.Schiraldi*, University of Milan, I
F.Stoessel*, Novartis Services AG, Basel, CH
W.Surer, Lab Plus AG, Bubikon, CH
P.Tissot, Université de Genève, CH
P.Vast, Lab.Chimie Appliquée, Villeneuve D’Ascq, F
J.Vogt, Ciba Vision, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, CH 

* Executive Committee


Scientific Programme

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To see the timetable of the Bâle Meeting please click on the date   of interest or scroll down this page:

Tuesday, 26 May 1998  08:30 - 19:00 Chemical and Physical Processdevelopment/Process Safety
Wednesday, 27 May 1998 08:30 - 13:30 Chemical and Physical Processdevelopment/Process Safety
Wednesday, 27 May 1998 12:00 - 19:00 Thermal Analysis in Food Science
Thursday, 27 May 1998 08:30 - 17:50 Thermal Analysis in Food Science
Poster Session all time Chemical and Physical Processdevelopment/Process Safety
Poster Session all time Thermal Analysis in Food Science


The Bâle Meeting at Novartis Services AG is divided into two Sections, namely "Chemical and Physical Process Development/Process Safety" and "Thermal Analysis in Food Science". Chemical and Physical Process Development/Process Safety will focus on two areas:

- Value added by physicochemical data

- Thermal data: Experimental and theoretical approach

For both Sections, experts and scientists will be assembled who are active in Applied Physical Chemistry, a broad field which includes a large number of scientific sub-fields such as Thermal Analysis, Calorimetry, Chemical Thermodynamics, and Chemical and Physical Reactivity. Particular emphasis will also be given to areas such as spectroscopy and microscopy applied to Chemical and Physical Process Development/Process Safety, as well as in the specific form of coupled methods such as DSC/DTA-MS or -GC-MS and TG-FTIR.

The Bâle Meeting is organised without any Parallel Sessions. The Scientific Programme will be divided into Oral Communications and Poster Sessions, with an Exhibition of Instruments and Demonstrations of Computer Programs. The Oral Communications will include Award and Plenary Lectures, and Key and Short Communications; in addition, Workshops on selected topics will be organised. The STK Award for "Applied Chemical Thermodynamics" and the Award for "Young Scientists" will be presented during the Bâle Meeting.

The Tentative Programme for the Bâle Meeting is as follows:

The language of the Conference will be mainly English. Languages such as French or German are welcomed; however, for Oral Presentations we suggest you use English.

Manufacturers will exhibit instruments used in the relevant areas.


Tuesday, 26 May 1998
Chemical and Physical Process Development/Process Safety
08:30 – 09:30 Registration, Coffee
09:30 – 09:45 Opening of the Bâle Meeting
P. Loew, Novartis Services AG, Basel
Mme D. Clausse, President AFCAT, UTC Compiègne
E. Marti, President STK
Chairman: St. L. Randzio
09:45 – 10:10 E. Wilhelm, Universität Wien, Austria
"Thermophysical Data Estimation Methods Relevant to Solution Chemistry: Selected Aspects"
10:10 – 10:40 E.J. Windhab, T. Wagner ETH Zürich, Institute of Food Science, Switzerland
"Generation and Properties of Spray-Crystallized Particles Coated with Glassy Films"
10:40 – 10:50 Break
Chairman: U. Ch. Hofmeier
10:50 – 11:20 W. Prikoszovich1, A. Zilian2
1Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
2Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel

"IR and Raman Spectroscopy as on-line Tools in the Development of Chemical Processes"
11:20 – 11:40 S. Doulut, P. Demont, C. Lacabanne
Laboratoire de Physique des Polymères, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

"Thermo Stimulated Creep for the Analysis of Molecular Mobility Liberated
at and above Tg in PMMA"
11:40 – 12:00 St. Mores, M. Ottaway
ThermalHazard Technology, Bletchley, England

"The Accelerating Rate Calorimeter: Thermodynamics, Thermokinetics and Thermal Inertia"
12:00 – 12:20 F. Blatter1, E. John2
1Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel
2Novartis Pharma AG, Chemical and Analytical Development, Basel, Switzerland

"Characterization of Concentrated Suspension Formulations by
Electrokinetic Sonic Amplitude (ESA) Measurements"
12:20 – 14:00 Poster Session, Exhibition of Instruments, Lunch
Chairman: E. Marti
STK-Award for Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
14:00 – 15:00 J.-P.E. Grolier
Laboratoire de Thermodynamique et Génie Chimique,
Université Blaise Pascal, Aubière, France

"Importance of Thermophysical Data for Theoretical Developments
and Engineering Process Design"
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
Chairman: E. Wilhelm
15:30 – 16:20 J. Gmehling
Technische Chemie, Universität Oldenburg, Germany

"Group Contribution Methods and Dortmund Data Bank –
Ideal Tools for the Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes"
16:20 – 16:50 E.L. Charsley School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK
"Application of Thermal Techniques to the Study of Pyrotechnic Systems"
16:50 – 17:20 S. Walter, A. Hadj-Mebarek, G. Killé
Groupe Securité et Ecologie Chimiques,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure deChimie de Mulhouse, France

"Thermally Independent Decomposition Reactions:
Particularly Dangerous Systems. Sodium Alcoholates as Examples"
17:20 – 17:30 Break
Chairman: G. Killé
17:30 – 18:00 F. Stoessel
Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel

"Optimizing Thermal Safety for some Critical Organic Chemical Reactions"
18:00 – 18:20 H. Weber, P. Jeney
Jet-Air Technologies AG, Rotkreuz, Switzerland

"The Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide for Rocket Propulsion"
18:20 – 18:40 D. Forsström1, L.-G. Svensson1, B. Terselius2, J. Suurkuusk3
1Celsius Materialteknik, Karlskoga, Sweden
2The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
3Thermometric AB, Järfälla, Sweden

"Oxidation of Stabilised Polyamide 6 Films measured by the new
High Temperature Thermal Activity Monitor, TAM 150"
18:40 – 19:00 G. Bourdin, C. Parazza, C. Mathonat, J.-L. Daudon, P. Le Parlouer
Setaram, Caluire, France

"IC-Calorimetry: A New Field for Thermal Analysis"
19:00 General Assembly of AFCAT
19:00 General Assembly of STK
Wednesday, 27 May 1998
Chemical and Physical Process Development/Process Safety
Chairman: R.Riesen
08:30 – 09:00 I. Marison1, M. Linder2, B. Schenker3
1Institut de Génie Chimique, EPFL, Lausanne
2Mettler-Toledo Analytical, Schwerzenbach
3Technisch-Chemisches Laboratorium, ETH Zürich

"High-Sensitive Heat-Flow Calorimetry"
09:00 – 09:30 G. Wolf, J. Lerchner
Institute of Physical Chemistry Technische Universität Freiberg, Germany

"Integrated Circuits with a High Sensitivity for Calorimetric Investigations"
09:30 – 09:50 J. Ledru1, J.-M. Saiter1, J. Grenet1, F. Burel2, B. Youssef 2, C. Bunel2
1 UFR des Sciences et Techniques, Université de Rouen
2 Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rouen, France

"Thermal Characterization New Polyurethane Acrylate Resins"
09:50 – 10:20 Coffee
Chairman: F.Stoessel
10:20 – 11:10 K. Hungerbühler
Safety and Environmental Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

"Integrated Development in Chemical R&D"
11:10 – 12:00 J. Steinbach
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

"The Key Role of Calorimetry in the Safety Assessment of Chemical Processes"
12:00 – 13:30 Poster Session, Exhibition of Instruments, Lunch
Wednesday, 27 May 1998
Thermal Analysis in Food Science
Chairman: E. Marti
13:30 – 13:50 A. Muntjewerf
Novartis Nutrition AG, Bern, Switzerland

"Nutrition at the interphase with Pharma"
13:50 – 14:40 M. Ollivon
CNRS, Physico-Chimie des Systèmes PolyphasésChâtenay-Malabry, France

"Fat Polymorphism and Lipid Phase Transitions in Food Products"
14:40 – 15:00 M. Mutz, K. Fiebich, N. Martin, P. Schwab, D. Giron
Novartis Pharma AG, Chem. and Anal. Development, Basel, Switzerland

"Characterization of Amorphous States in Pharmaceuticals"
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
Chairwoman: D. Giron
15:30 – 16:00 A. Schiraldi
Dipartimento Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche,
University of Milan, Italy

"Applications of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis to Food Systems:
A Review of Recent Literature"
16:00 – 16:20 T. Lever
TA Instruments Ltd, Leatherhead, United Kingdom

"Instrumentation and Applications of Micro-Thermal Analysis"
16:20 – 16:40 D. Clausse
Département de Génie Chimique,
Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

"Emulsion Characterization by Differential Calorimetry"
16:40 – 17:00 Break
Chairman: W.-D. Emmerich
17:00 – 17:20 E. Kaisersberger, E. Treser
Netzsch Gerätebau GmbH, Selb, Germany

"Analysis of Volatile Oxidation Products from Edible Fats and Oils by Combined TG-FTIR"
17:20 – 17.40 P. Le Parlouer
Setaram, Caluire, France

"Use of the very High Sensitivity Calorimetry for Food Characterization"
18:00 Visit of the Fondation Beyeler, Baselstrasse 77, CH-4125 Riehen


20:15 Aperitif and Conference Dinner at Restaurant Kunsthalle, Steinenberg 7, CH-4001 Basel
Thursday, 28 May 1998
Thermal Analysis in Food Science
Chairman: M. Ollivon
08:30 – 09:00 J. Fanni, N. Drapier-Bêche, M. Parmentier
Laboratoire de Physicochimie et Génie Alimentaires, Ecole Nationale Supérieure
d’Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires,Nabdoeuvre les Nancy, France

"Properties of Lactose Molecular Compounds as Determined by DSC and other Physical Techniques"
09:00 – 09:20 A. Zanier
Fuels and Lubricants Department, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland

"Application of Modulated Temperature DSC to the Study of Frozen Carbohydrate Systems"
09:20 – 09:40 D. Giron, S. Pfeffer, C. Goldbronn, P. Piechon
Novartis Pharma AG, Chemical and Analytical Development, Basel, Switzerland

"Product and Process Quality Problems resulting from Polymorphic Behaviour of Fatty Acid Derivatives"
09:40 – 10:40 Poster Session, Exhibition of Instruments, Coffee
Chairwoman: D.Clausse
10:40 – 11:30 P. Relkin
Laboratoire de Biophysique des Matériaux Alimentaires, ENSIA, Massy, France

"Impact of Heat-Induced Conformational Changes of
Globular Proteins on their Functional Properties in Food Systems"
11:30 – 11:50 B. Breitschuh, E.J. Windhab
Institute of Food Science/ Food Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

"Continuous Crystallization of Fat in a High Shear Field and the Effects
on the Chemical and Physical Crystal Properties"
11:50 – 12:10 W. Surer1, St. Knappe2, I. Qvist3
1Lab Plus AG, Bubikon, Switzerland
2Netzsch Gerätebau GmbH, Selb, Germany
3Rheologica Instruments AB, Lund, Sweden

"TA and Rheometry for the Quality Control of Food Products"
12:10 – 14:00 Poster Session, Exhibition of Instruments, Lunch
Chairman: E.J. WindhabInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Nantes, France
14:00 – 14:40 A. Buléon, P. Le Bail, P. Colonna, M. Ollivon*, H. Bizot*
Université Paris Sud, C.N.R.S., Chatenay-Malabry, France

"Phase and State Transitions in Partially Hydrated Starches"
14:40 – 15:20 A.-Ch. Eliasson
Department of Food Technology, Lund University, Sweden

"Thermal Transition of Starch in Relation to Food Product Quality"
15:20 – 15:50 Coffee
Chairman: J.-P. E. Grolier
15:50 – 16:20 St.L. Randzio
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

"P, T, x – State Diagrams of Interest in Food Science"
16:20 – 16:40 A. Raemy
Nestlé Research Centre, Nestec Ltd., Lausanne, Switzerland

"High Hydrostatic Pressure Treatment: Its Effect on Food DSC Curves"
16:40 – 16:50 Break
16:50 – 17:50 Workshop
A.Ch. Eliasson, M. Ollivon, E.J. Windhab, E. Marti
"Physicochemical Characterization of Food Products"
17:50 Closing of the Bâle Meeting
19:00 Informal Dinner
Poster Session
Chemical and Physical Process Development/Process Safety
A 1 PO

B. Garrot, B. Clausse, M.-H. Simonot-Grange
Université de Bourgogne–CNRS, Dijon, France

"Prediction of the Coadsorption of VOCs onto Hydrophobic
Zeolites from Thermal Analysis. Application on the Air Cleaning"

A 2 PO F. Tchouameni1, J.M.Saiter1, N. Delahaye1, R. Duclos2
1Université de Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan, France
2UFR de Méd.-Pharmacie de Rouen, Saint Etienne du Monoray

"Mixtures of Rings and Linear Polymeric Chains Investigated by Differential Scanning Calorimetry"
A 3 PO N. Delahaye1, R. Duclos2, R. Morisse2, J.M.Saiter1
1Université de Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan, France
2UFR de Méd.-Pharmacie de Rouen, Saint Etienne du Monoray
"Freeze-Drying of PEG Aqueous Solutions: In-Situ Microscopic Observation"
A 4 PO P. Vast, Ch. Stachowiack, C. Joszwiak, A. Roman, G. Mesmaque
Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq

"Characterization of the Reactivity of Polyphosphate Glasses with Silica by
Thermal Analysis. Application to the Elaboration of Composite Ceramics"
A 5 PO P. Vast, D. Verschuere
Laboratoire de Chimie Appliquée, Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille,

"Characterization by Thermal Analysis of the Destroying of
Abestos Fibers by Polyphosphate Glasses"
A  6 PO D. Giron, S. Pfeffer, P. Piechon, C. Goldbronn
Novartis Pharma AG, Chemical and Analytical Development, Basel, Switzerland

"Combined Techniques for Problem Solving of Solid State Properties in Process Development"
A 7 PO F. Blatter, P. Borchardt, A. Burg, A. Geoffroy, A. Burkhard,
U.Ch. Hofmeier, A. Hörmann, E. Marti
Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel, Switzerland

"The Surface Energy of Carbamazepine Polymorphs"
A 8 PO St. Neuenfeld, E. Simon, T. Rachor
Merck KgaA, Darmstadt, Germany

"Formation and Thermal Stability of 2,3-Difluorophenyl Lithium Compounds"
A 9 PO St. Neuenfeld, I. Lochmann
Merck KG aA, Darmstadt, Germany

"Screening of Polymorphic/ Pseudopolymorphic Behaviour of Drugs"
A 10 PO K. Draoui1, R. Denoyel2, M. Chgoura1, J. Rouquerol2
1Faculté des Sciences-Semlalia, Marrakech, Maroc
2Centre de Thermodynamique et Microcalorimétrie, Marseille, France

"Adsorption of Paraquat on Minerals: A Thermodynamic Study"
A 11 PO

D. Bessières, H. Saint-Guirons, J.-L. Daridon
Université de Pau, France

"Measurement and Calculation of Heat Capacity of Heavy Distillation Cuts under
Pressure up to 40 MPa"

A 12 PO P. Le Parlouer
Setaram, Caluire, France

"Introduction of a New Titration Calorimeter, the « TITRYS Calorimeter» "
A 13 PO

J. Ménégotto, Ph. Demont, A. Bernès, C. Lacabanne
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France

"Comparative Study of Dielectric Thermal Analysis and Thermo Stimulated Current"


A 14 PO C. Bacharan, A. Bernès, E. Maurel, C. Lacabanne
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France

"Thermo Stimulated Current for the Study of Physical Ageing of Polymers"
A 15 PO V. Samouillan, A. Lamure, J. Dandurand, E. Maurel, C. Lacabanne, W. Hornebeck*
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France
*Faculté de Médecine, Reims, France

"Thermal Analysis Study of Molecular Mobility of Elastin"
A 16 PO Th. Friedmann, T. Hövekamp, E.J. Windhab
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

"Characterisation of Structure and Flow through Compressible Porous Media"
A 17 PO M. Ribeiro1, St.L. Randzio2, J.-P.E. Grolier1
1Université Blaise Pascal, Aubière, France
2Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

"Study of High Pressure CH4 Effects on the Glass Transition of
Polystyrene Using Scanning Transitiometry and Temperature-Modulated DSC"
A 18 PO J.C. Moise, J.P. Bellat, V. Cottier, E. Pilverdier, A. Methivier*
Université de Bourgogne-CNRS, Dijon, France
Institute Francais du Pétrole, Rueil Malmaison, France

"Coupling of Manometry, DSC and GPC to Measure Coadsorption Heats of p-Xylene and m-Xylene on X and Y Zeolites"
A 19 PO Th. Hütter, Th. Nitschke, R. Riesen
Mettler Toledo GmbH, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland

"Ein neues Sensorprinzip für die Dynamische Wärmestrom-Differenzkalorimetrie"
A 20 PO R. Riesen
Mettler Toledo GmbH, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland

"Determination of the Curing Behaviour by Simultaneous TMA-DTA"
Poster Session
Thermal Analysis in Food Science
 B 1 PO H.-G. Wiedemann
Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland

"Thermoanalytical Investigation of the Ripeness Process of Fruits"
B 2 PO L. Piazza
University of Milano, Italy

"Thermal Techniques to Characterize the Functionality of Cereal Based Products:
Evaluation of Low Moisture Content Products"
B 3 PO H. Weber, H. Fierz
Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel, Switzerland

"Dissolution and Hydration Behaviour of Instant Drinks"
B 4 PO R. Schubring
Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei, Hamburg, Germany

"Differential Scanning Calorimetric Investigations on Pyloric Caeca during Ripening of
Salted Herring Products"
B 5 PO J. Ligthart, E. Anklam, C. Bassani, M. Lipp
JRC Ispra, Italy

"Characterisation of Selected Cocoa Butter Samples by DSC"
B 6 PO R. Godeck, R. Kabbert, H. Kunzek
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

"Characterisation of the Drying Behaviour of Apple Cell Wall Material Using
off-line-coupling of Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Capillary Gas Chromatography"
B 7 PO F. Witschi, M. Baltes, E.J. Windhab, W.M. MacInnes*
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
*Nestec Ltd., Lausanne, Switzerland

"Comparison of DMTA and Capillary Rheometry Data of High Solids Content "Rubbery" Solutions of PVP"
B 8 PO K. Schaap, St. Aubuchon
TA Instruments GmbH, Alzenau, Germany

"Studying Transitions in Sucrose Solutions using MDSC"
B 9 PO R. Riesen, J. de Buhr, G. Widmann
Mettler Toledo GmbH, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland

„Characterization of Food Products. An Overview of Thermal Analysis Methods"
B 10 PO M.E. Auer1, S. Cianferani2, U.J. Griesser1, U.Ch. Hofmeier2, M. Szelagiewicz2
1Universität Innsbruck, Austria
2Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel, Switzerland

"TG-FTIR: A Powerful Tool for the Investigation of Pseudopolymorphs"
B 11 PO A. Rager1, R.S. Jackson2
1Bruker Analytik GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
2Bruker Optics, Billerica, USA

"TG-FTIR: The Use of Reduced Pressure"
B 12 PO S. Cianferani, A.P. Hard, U.Ch. Hofmeier, C. Marcolli, M. Szelagiewicz, A. Zilian
Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Basel, Switzerland

"In situ Characterization of Polymorphic Forms: The Potential of Raman Techniques"
B 13 PO N. Patmore1, A. Helg1, M.Hasenkamp2, M.Studer2, W. Wehner1, A.Zilian1
1Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Physics, Basel,
2Novartis Services AG, Scientific Services, Catalysis, Basel,

"Modern Tools for Reaction Monitoring: In situ IR and Raman Spectroscopy Applied to the Hydrogenation of Chloro-Nitrobenzene"



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Members of a national society in the relevant fields Sfr.360.-
Participants who intend to become AFCAT members Sfr.400.-
Non-members Sfr.480.-
Accompanying persons Sfr.180.-

Students register on a normal basis; however, they may apply for financial support.
The Registration Fee includes the workbook, 3 lunches, coffee, and the conference dinner.

For receiving the Circular including the Final Registration Form please send your name and address to:
or to the address or Fax number given in the contact-section.



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Novartis Services AG
PEA-Ausbildungszentrum, K-430
CH-4002 Basel, Schweiz



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Participants are responsible for booking hotel rooms in Basel. A hotel list is included in the Circular. When you mail your Registration Form, it is recommended that you also reserve a hotel room.

Parking is only possible for a limited number of cars at the Conference Location and may be difficult in public areas. For instrument manufacturers, Exhibition materials can be easily unloaded.



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Dr.E.Marti Tel.: +41 61 696 53 48
Novartis Services AG Fax +41 61 696 93 04
K-127.5.70 e-mail:
CH-4002 Basel