23rd International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC 23)

Conference Program

Instructions for oral presentations
Poster instructions

Sunday, 4th September

17:00 - 20:00 Registration
18:00 - 20:00 Ice-Breaker-Party in Münster Castle

Monday, 5th September

08:00 Registration
08:30 - 08:40 Lecture Hall I
Welcome Organizers

Jan Andersson & Christine Achten
08:40 - 08:50 Welcome University of Münster
Prorector Marianne Ravenstein
08:50 - 09:00 Welcome City of Münster
Mayor Beate Vilhjalmsson
09:00 - 10:00 Lecture Hall I
Introduction of Klaus Müllen by Holger Bettinger
Plenary 1: Giant Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Graphene Materials
Klaus Müllen
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
Lecture Hall I Lecture Hall II
Holger Bettinger
Microbial Availability and Transformation of PAC
Kristina Straub & Christine Achten
10:30 - 10:50 Functionalized Acenes - Synthesis and Performance
Rik Tykwinski
How Well Can Measurements of PAH Bioavailability Predict PAH Biodegradation?
Michael D. Aitken
10:50 - 11:10 Aryne-Mediated Syntheses of Large Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds
Diego Peña
11:10 - 11:30 Recent Progresses in the Syntheses of Pi-Extended Thienoacenes
Kazuo Takimiya
Interactions Between the Bacterial Community Diversity and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Contaminations in Agricultural Soils
Maïté Niepceron
11:30 - 11:50 Pyrene- and Phenanthroline-Fused Azaacenes: Synthesis and Self-assembly
Aurelio Mateo-Alonso
Organic Micropollutants Degradation Under Anaerobic Mesophilic Conditions with Respect to the Inoculum Origin
Dominique Patureau
11:50 - 12:10 A General Chiral Building-Block for the Asymmetric Synthesis of PAC-Metabolites
Marianne Lorentzen
Transformation Pathways of Benzo[a]pyrene by Ligninolytic Enzymes of Polyporus sp. S133
Tony Hadibarata
12:10 - 12:30 Synthesis of a New Lariat Ether Compound as Molecular and Cationic Acceptors
Sara Mehrpour
Evidence of Aerobic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Biodegradation in a Contaminated Aquifer Using In-Situ Microcosms (BACTRAP®s) and Laboratory Microcosms
Arne Bahr
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:10 - 13:30 State of the Art in GC-MS Technology
13:30 - 14:30 Lecture Hall I
Introduction of Manolis Kogevinas by Ulrich Keil
Plenary 2: Epidemiological Evidence of the Carcinogenicity of PAC
Manolis Kogevinas
Monitoring Human Exposure to PACs
Andreas Sjödin & Zheng (Jane) Li
Analytical Chemistry of PAC: Chromatography
Judy Wornat & Jan Andersson
14:30 - 14:50 Urinary Carcinogenic 4-6 Ring Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Coke Oven Workers and in Subjects belonging to General Population: Role of Occupational and Environmental Exposure
Laura Campo
Supercritical Pyrolysis Products of Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Jet Fuel and Model Fuels
Subramanian V. Kalpathy
14:50 - 15:10 Representativeness of Urinary Hydroxylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (OH-PAHs) as Biomarker for PAH Exposure
Andreas Sjödin
The Quantification of Large PAH Products of the Catechol Co-pyrolysis with 1,3-Butadiene and the Catechol Co-Pyrolysis with Propyne
Eva Caspary
15:10 - 15:30 Biomarkers and Pharmacogenetics of Maternal and Fetal Tobacco Exposure: Effect of Maternal Smoking on Fetal Growth and Delivery
Steven R. Myers
Chromatographic Methods for the Detailed Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles
Margarete Nocun
15:30 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:10 Amniotic Fluid Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A Potential Biomarker of First Trimester Exposure to PACs
Steven R. Myers
Measurement of Hydroxy-PAHs in Urine and Atmospheric Particulate Matter
Oleksii Motorykin
16:10 - 16:30 Identification and Quantitation of 3-Hydroxybenzo[a]pyrene and 1-Hydroxypyrene as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure Biomarkers in a Population of Traffice Police Officers
Bárbara Moreno-Murillo
Multi-channel silicone rubber traps for PAH air emissions monitoring
Patricia Forbes
16:30 - 16:50 Measurement of Mono- and Di-hydroxylated Metabolites of PAHs in Urine through Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction and Gas Chromatography/Isotope Dilution Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Zheng (Jane) Li
Laboratory study for the development and application of adapted versions of POCIS to sample Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
Hélène Budzinski
16:50 - 17:10 Measuring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urine from Xuanwei, China as biomarkers of exposure to fuel smoke
Sixin Samantha Lu
Pressurized Fluid Extraction of Diesel and Air Particulate SRMs: Effect of Extraction Temperature and Pressure
Michele M. Schantz
17:10 - 17:30 Monitoring Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds and their Metabolites in the Urine of Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Workers Using the Ames Mutagenicity Assay of their Nitrated Derivative
Gary R. Blackburn
Certified Reference Materials for PAC Measurements: Are the Needs Being Met?
Stephen A. Wise
17:30 - 19:30
Poster Session 1 & Westphalian Snack
Meeting of ISPAC Members
20:00 - 21:00 In the University Aula
Introduction of Douglas M. Hudgins by Thorsten Kleine
Evening Plenary in Münster Castle: From Interstellar Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds and Ices to Astrobiology
Douglas M. Hudgins
ca. 21:30 Night-Watchman Sight-Seeing Tour in Münster City

Tuesday, 6th September

08:30 - 09:30 Lecture Hall I
Introduction of Scott Stout by Michael Kruge
Plenary 3: PAC in Environmental Forensic Chemistry
Scott Stout
Lecture Hall I Lecture Hall II
PAC in Environmental Forensics Investigations
Michael Kruge
Atmospheric Reactions of PAC
Eric Villenave & Hélène Budzinski
09:30 - 09:50 Tool Comparisons for the Sampling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH): Field Monitoring in Arcachon´s Bay
Ninette Abou Mrad
PAH Sources and Atmospheric Transport in China and the Western U.S.
Staci Simonich
09:50 - 10:10 Determination of 16 EPA PAHs in Surface Water Containing Suspended Particulate Matter Using SPE-Disk Followed by GC-MS
Christine Erger
Source Apportionment of Atmospheric Particulate PAHs in French Rural Sites
Jean-Luc Besombes
10:10 - 10:30 Combinatorial Library Building to Obtain Mass Spectral Patterns of PAH and PASH by GC-GC/MS and Spectral Deconvolution
Albert Robbat, Jr.
Source Apportionment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Transported in Air over Central Europe
Alice Dvorská
10:30 - 10:50 PAH Forensics - Tool for Investigation of Subsurface Processes
Thomas Held
Source Apportionment of Particulate PAHs Using 13C Molecular Isotopic Approach
Amélie Guillon
10:50 - 11:10 High Resolution Investigations of Aromatic Compounds in Particulate Matter - Characterization and Source Apportionement by GC-APLI-UHR-TOF-MS
Christian Stader
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50 Quantification of PAH and PASH in coal tar by GC/MS and GCxGC/MS, with spectral deconvolution
Albert Robbat, Jr.
Uptake and Photo-Oxidation of Fluorene at the Air/Water Interface
Franz S. Ehrenhauser
11:50 - 12:10 Effects of Weathering on Aromatic Compounds in Beach Tars from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Gulf of Mexico Coast, USA
Michael A. Kruge
Effect of NO2 Concentration on the Nitro-PAH Yields and Isomer Distribution Patterns from the Gas-Phase OH Radical-Initiated Reactions of Selected Dimethyl- and Ethylnaphthalenes
Kathryn Zimmermann
12:10 - 12:30 Source Apportionment and Significance of PAH Associated with the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary
Bas van de Schootbrugge
Characterization and Mutagenicity Assessment of PM2.5 and PM10 PAH at Agra, India
Vyoma Singla
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:10 - 13:30 The Automated Sample Preparation and Fractionation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Fluid Management Systems
PAC in Food
Lene Duedahl-Olesen
PAC and Fuels
Sylvain Verdier & Hendrik Müller
13:30 - 13:50 Clean-up Strategy for the Analysis of PAH in Food of Animal Origin
Jean-François Halbardier
The Identification of Five-Ring PAH Products of the Supercritical Pyrolysis of n-Decane and Implications for PAH Formation in this Reaction Environment
Mary J. Wornat
13:50 - 14:10 Analysis of PAH in Food - Meeting the Prospective Requirements
Claudia Schulz
Benzocarbazoles: An ancillary tool in migration assessment of Saudi Arabian carbonate oil fields
Saroj K. Panda
14:10 - 14:30 Applicability of Different GC-Columns in the Analysis of the "PAH4" in Meat Products
Alexander Hitzel
HPLC/UV/MS Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Extracts of Wood Soot from Henan, China
Nimesh B. Poddar
14:30 - 14:50 PAH in Barbecued Meat from Restaurants and by Home-Grilling in Denmark
Lene Duedahl-Olesen
Aqueous and Nonaqueous Capillary Electrophoresis Coupled to TOF-MS for the Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles in Diesel Fuels
Thies Nolte
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 - 15:30 Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Food with GC-MS/MS
Thorsten Bernsmann
Characterization of Deactivating Species of Zeolite Catalysts
Ludovic Pinard
15:30 - 15:50 Preparation of Test Material and Evaluation of a Proficiency Test for Official Food Control Laboratories on the Determination of PAH in Baby Food
Rudolf Hackenberg
Studying Effects of Hydrotreatment on PAC Composition in Refinery Streams Using GCxGC-FID/SCD and GCxGC-ToF MS
Asger B. Hansen
15:50 - 16:10 Sweets for My Sweets, PAHs for My Honey ...
Thomas Wenzl
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Models for Asphaltenes
Peter Rudolf Seidl
16:10 - 18:30 Poster Session 2 & GC-APLI-UHR-QTOF-MS Demo (Lab of Applied Geology) 16:10 - 16:25 Brief Presentation of the Posters in the Fuel Session
Poster Session 2 & GC-APLI-TOF-MS Demo (Lab of Applied Geology)
20:00 - open end Conference Dinner in "Heaven"

Wednesday, 7th September

08:30 - 09:30 Lecture Hall I
Presentation Owner ISPAC Award: Aromatic Compounds and Environmental Stress in Marine Biota
Jocelyne Hellou
Introduction by Hélène Budzinski
Lecture Hall I Lecture Hall II
Behavior of PAC in the Environment
Tilman Gocht & Peter Grathwohl
Analytical Chemistry of PAC: Mass Spectrometry
Wolfgang Schrader & Adnan al Hajji
09:30 - 09:50 Harmonisation and Evaluation of Sampling Techniques in the Aquatic Environment (HESTIA)-Trend Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals in the Danube River
Thomas Remesch
Determination of Hydroxy Substituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon in Airborne Particles Using Gas Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Kanae Bekki
09:50 - 10:10 Influence of Flow Conditions on the Occurrence, Behavior and Effects of Organic Xenobiotics in a Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant
Reinhard Bierl
Gas Chromatographic Retention Behavior of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Hydrocarbons
Albert Robbat, Jr.
10:10 - 10:30 Recent Sedimentary Record of Anthropogenic Contaminants, PAHs and Trace Metals, in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Levantine Basin)
Sabine Azoury
Analysis of Dissolved Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PACs) in Seawater by Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE) and Thermal Desorption GC/MS
Rami Kanan
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break & Poster Session
10:50 - 11:10 Study on the Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Excrement of Annelids
Mayu Onozato
Improving the Chromatographic Resolution of PAHs in GC×GC/ToF-MS
Carlos Manzano
11:10 - 11:30 Ubiquitous Distribution of Heterocyclic PAHs in the Large River Systems in Northern Germany
Anne-Kathrin Siemers
Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Monitoring the Pattern and Dynamic Behaviour of Polyaromatic Compounds in Combustion and Pyrolysis Off-Gases from Solid Fuels
Thorsten Streibel
11:30 - 11:50 Oxygen-Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soils: Sources, Patterns, Relation to Parent-PAHs and Vertical Distribution
Benjamin A. Bandowe
Investigation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Crude Oil Fractions Using Laser Ionization High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Andras Gaspar
11:50 - 12:10 Influence of Humic Acids on Pyrene Sorption by Carbon Nanotubes
Xiaoran Zhang
Extending the Mass Range for Semi-Quantitative Analysis of Heavy Petroleum Cuts by Combination of FT-ICR MS with Mass Spectral Segmenting-Stitching and High Temperature SIMDIST
Hendrik Müller
12:10 - 12:30 Characterization of Aqueous Fullerene (nC60) after UV-Assisted Dispersion and During Sorption Experiments with Phenanthrene
Thorsten Hüffer
Mechanistic Study on Temperature Dependence of Ion Formation in Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization of PAH Compounds
Sunghwan Kim
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - ca. 20:00 Trip to Schloss Nordkirchen; back to Münster (harbor) by ship etc.

Thursday, 8th September

Lecture Hall I Lecture Hall II
Contaminated Sites: Risk Assessment and Remediation
Andreas Tiehm
Black and Brown Carbon Metrology for Climate
Dianne L. Poster & Carlos Gonzalez
07:55 - 08:00 Welcome and Scope of Session
Introductory Remarks
Dianne Poster
08:00 - 08:20 Colon Extended-PBET Increases Bioaccessibility of Soil-Bound PAH
Chris Collins
Opening Plenary #1:
Soot, Elemental Carbon (EC), Black Carbon (BC), and Brown Carbon (BrC): A Transmission Electron Microscopy Perspective
Peter Buseck
08:20 - 08:40 Funnel-and-Gate Biobarrier for Groundwater Remediation:
Pilot Test and Field Construction
Andreas Thiem
08:40 - 09:00 Natural Attenuation at an Abandoned Manufactured Gas Plant Site: Pollutant Profiles and Biodegradation of NSO-Heterocycles, BTEX and PAH
Helena Salowsky
Opening Plenary #2:
Black Carbon Reference Materials: Measurements, Methods, and Data, A Synopsis
Darrel Baumgardner
09:00 - 09:20 Toxicity and Bioavailability of Geogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds from Coal
Wiebke Meyer
Black Carbon Measurement by Thermal-Optical Analysis: Optimizing the Technique for Combustion Carbon's Light Absorption Rather Than Its Oxidative Resistance
Joe Conny
09:20 - 09:40 TERQ - Toxicological Exposure Risk Quantification for Heterocyclic PAC and Aromatic Amine Contamination in Case of DNBA Site Remediation
Frank Karg
Black Carbon in Snow from Himalayan High Altitudes Samples
Julie Cozic
09:40 - 10:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
10:00 - 10:20 Biological Mechanism-Specific Tests: A Necessary Complement to Chemical Analysis in Risk Assessment of PAH-contaminated Soils
Maria Larsson
Analysis of Carbon and Light Elements in Atmospheric Aerosol Samples by Proton Elastic Scattering Techniques
Massimo Chiari
10:20 - 10:40 Genotoxicity, Embryotoxicity and Dioxin-Like Activity of Selected Heterocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Typically Found at Taroil-Contaminated Sites
Markus Brinkmann
Data and Mechanism for Carbonaceous Aerosols
Roger van Zee
Monitoring Human Exposure to PACs II
Andreas Sjödin & Zheng (Jane) Li
10:40 - 11:00 Contribution of PAH Emission to Lung Cancer Rates around the World
Oleksii Motorykin
Discriminating Diesel Exhaust and Wood-Smoke - Optical Detection of Carbonaceous Aerosols as a Tool for Source Apportionment of Air Pollution
Griša Močnik
11:00 - 11:20 Biomarkers of Environmental Pollution in Egypt
Steven R. Myers
Radiocarbon Analysis of Black and Brown Carbon: What Can We Learn?
Soenke Szidat
11:20 - 11:40 Assessment of Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Asphalt Workers by Measurement of Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene
Laura Campo
Closing Plenary:
The Use of Approximated Quantum Chemical Methodologies as a Practical Tool for Studying Intermolecular Interactions in Aromatic Clusters
Carlos Gonzalez
Lecture Hall I
Discussion platform: Are the 16 EPA-PAHs outdated?

Moderation Jocelyne Hellou
11:50 - 12:15 U.S. EPA’s 16 PAH Priority Pollutants – Where They Came From
Larry Keith
12:15 - 13:10 Discussion
Larry Keith, Thomas Held, Thomas Wenzl, Andreas Tiehm
13:15 - 13:30 Closing Remarks
13:30 End of Conference (Lunch bags and/or Lunch possible)