11th International Conference on Partitioning in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems

 The Expanding Boundaries of Aqueous Two-Phase Partitioning: Fundamentals and Applications of Environmentally-Benign Polymers in Biological, Industrial and Environmental Processes 

June 27 - July 2, 1999

Gulf State Park Resort Hotel and Convention Center
Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA





1999 Biennial ATPS Award: Prof. G. Johansson

1999 Biennial ATPS Student Presentation Awards

11th ATPS Conference Song (by Prof. G. Johansson)

Conference Picture Pages (Coming Soon)


The University of Alabama
Center for Green Manufacturing
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Office for Sponsored Programs

The American Chemical Society
Separation Science & Technology Subdivision of the
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division and
The ACS Petroleum Research Fund

Eichrom Industries, Inc.

Genentech, Inc.

Genencor International

National Science Foundation
Engineering Directorate
Division of Chemical and Transport Systems,
Interfacial, Transport, and Separation Processes Program

Reilly Industries, Inc.

Elsevier and the Journal of Chromatography


The 1999 ATPS conference, while including the traditional conference themes, emphasized the differences and similarities between aqueous two phase partitioning and other separations technologies utilizing environmentally-benign polymers, such as cloud point extraction, micellar extraction, aqueous biphasic systems, and extractions using thermoseparating polymers. Similar chromatographic methods such as micellar liquid chromatography, micellar electrokinetic chromatography, aqueous biphasic extraction chromatography, and admicellar chromatography were also covered.

The conference considered the similarities, differences, advantages, and limitations of what may be considered a "tool box" of environmentally-benign polymer separations techniques in order to take advantage of the wide range of fundamental and applied research opportunities in this area. In order to attempt to redress an imbalance in the common discussion of these systems, sessions discussed the common properties and features of some of these emerging separation technologies and thus, hopefully stimulated new thinking and avenues for research.



A highlight of the meeting was a panel discussion on Sunday to look at the differences, similarities, and technical challenges of using environmentally-benign polymers in separations. Representative experts in aqueous two-phase partitioning, cloud point extraction, thermoseparating polymers, aqueous biphasic extraction chromatography, hydrophobic interaction chromatography, and micellar enhanced ultrafiltration gave short presentations followed by an active morning of discussion.



Robin D. Rogers, Conference Chair (The University of Alabama)
D. Jim Morre, Conference Co-Chair (Purdue University)
Dorothy Morre, Conference Co-Chair (Purdue University)
Lillian M. Rogers, Conference Coordinator (The University of Alabama)
Jonathan G. Huddleston, Local Arrangements Chair (The University of Alabama)



Jim Van Alstine (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
Juan A. Asenjo (University of Chile)
Martin G. Bakker (The University of Alabama)
Daniel Forciniti (The University of Missouri-Rolla)
Telma T. Franco (State University of Campinas, UNICAMP)
J. Milton Harris (Shearwater Polymers)
Charles A. Haynes (University of British Columbia)
Willy L. Hinze (Wake Forest University)
Jonathon G. Huddleston (The University of Alabama)
R. Kuboi (Osaka University)
Philip Lester (Genentech)
Andrew Lyddiatt (The University of Birmingham)
D. Jim Morre (Purdue University)
Dorothy Morre (Purdue University)
Luis Nuñez (Argonne National Laboratory)
Folke Tjerneld (The University of Lund)
Andres Veide (Royal Institute of Technology)
Luuk A. M. van der Wielen (The University of Delft)


11th ATPS Conference
Department of Chemistry
Box 870336
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA

Ph: 205/348-4812
Fax: 205/348-9104
Email: LMRogers@bama.ua.edu
URL: http://bama.ua.edu/~rdrogers/aq2phase/11thconf.html/

Parting Shots (jpeg images)

Conference Photographer at Work

Conference Staff Enjoying the Conference Banquet

Students Overjoyed that the Conference is Over

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