This symposium was convened from 30th July to 2th August in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It was hosted by Environmental Chemistry Specialized Committee of Chinese Chemical Society and Chinese Environmental Analytical Society (Taiwan), and organized by Environmental Assessment and Analysis Group of DICP. The Chairman of the Symposium was Prof. Guibin Jiang, CAS academician. About 100 scholars and experts from Mainland and 24 scholars and experts from Taiwan participated in the symposium.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Prof. Yafeng Guan. Opening speeches were made respectively by Prof. Chunxia Wang and Prof. Qiankun Zhuang from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Director of DICP Prof. Tao Zhang, Prof. Guibin Jiang, Prof. Guorong He from National Taiwan University, and Prof. Jianji An from the Bureau of International Cooperation of CAS. Prof. Xueming Yang (CAS academician), Vice Director of DICP, also took part in the ceremony.
The plenary lectures on “The way to discover new POPs in Chinese Environment”, “On-line monitoring trihalomethanes in chlorinated water by membrane introduction fast gas chromatography mass spectrometry”, “Monitoring VOCs in ambient air by GC-MS”, and “Advance of new methods and platforms for quantitative proteome analysis” were delivered by Prof. Guibin Jiang, Prof. Guorong He, Prof. Yukui Zhang (CAS academician), Prof. Jialin Wang, respectively.
The symposium topics involved the advances on sampling techniques, sample pretreatment, sample preparation, analysis and detection of emerging contaminants, environmental monitoring technologies, and environmental risk assessment. In the symposium, the participants not only presented in detail the newest progresses made in their researches, but also conducted an in-depth discussion and exchange. It was expected that the symposium could provide a high-level communication platform for scholars and experts from Cross-Straits and bring forth the development of environmental analytical chemistry. (By Yichi Zhang, photo by Wansheng Liu)