Project Details Water and Environmental Analysis - a Symposium part of HPLC 2017

Project No.:
Start Date:
08 March 2017
End Date:
18 December 2018


To promote researches on HPLC related techniques for environmental analysis.

To organize a half-day session, including 1 keynote and 10 invited speakers, and a poster session on “water and environmental analysis” during HPLC 2017 Jeju.

To give environmental scientists of under represented countries more chances to participate in an international conference.

To publish papers in a virtual special issue of Anal. Chim. Acta after peer review.


High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is one of the most powerful tools in analytical chemistry. It has the ability to separate, identify, and quantitate the compounds that are present in any sample that can be dissolved in a liquid. Today, compounds in trace concentrations as low as parts per trillion [ppt] may easily be identified. HPLC can be, and has been, applied to just about any sample, such as pharmaceuticals, food, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, environmental matrices, forensic samples, and industrial chemicals.

The International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC) is an international forum for scientific discussion not only of the methods of high performance liquid chromatography in its various forms, but also complementary separation techniques such as electrophoresis, electrochromatography, field-flow fractionation, supercritical fluid chromatography and hyphenated techniques, including LC/MS and CE/MS. In addition, microfluidics, separations on chips, diagnostic systems, and other leading technologies are also considered. The emphasis of the meeting will be on fundamentals aspects of separations sciences, sample preparation, novel developments and applications as well as hyphenation with mass spectrometry.

The IUPAC symposium will be a half-day session composed of 1 keynote lecture, 10 invited talks, and up to 10 contributed talks. Also, a poster session will be given.


The symposium on “water and environmental analysis” was held on November 7, 2017 during the 46th HPLC 2017 Jeju, Korea. The goal of the IUPAC symposium was to promote researches on HPLC related techniques for environmental analysis. The symposium started with the keynote lecture “Strategies related to water industry in Korea” given by Dr. Young Sook Yoo, the former Minister of Environment of Korea. Then 5 invited talks and 2 contributed talks were given during the half-day session in which about 120 international delegates participated.

See final report (PDF – 5MB)

Project complete

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