Modelling of surface reactions of ferric (hydr)oxides

Oct 8 – Oct 12 2012

University of Bayreuth, Germany

This 4 day residential course in Germany will take place at the University of Bayreuth. It is organized by the university groups Environmental Geochemistry and Hydrology with longstanding interests in the modelling of surface properties and reactions of iron minerals.

The workshop is supported by an expert in experimental biogeochemistry from the Department of Earth Sciences/Geochemistry at Utrecht University.


Content of course

  • Theory of surface chemical reactions at the ferric (hydr)oxide interface
  • Modelling of surface complexation using PHREEQC
  • Experimental considerations for the determination of surface properties

The focus will be on hands-on computer simulation practise supported by lectures and experimental demonstrations.

In a poster session participants will present and discuss their research with the group.


Target Group:

The course is suited to researchers with a principal background in modelling working on all aspects of surface reactions of ferric (hydr)oxides.
PhD students and postdocs can apply.

Places are provided for 15 participants. The deadline for applications was July 22th, 2012.

The course was not yet filled to capacity in July
junior researchers interested in the subject of the workshop
can apply for the free seats until August 31, 2012!

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