Monday, January 29
14h00-14h30 Welcome opening
Prof. Valdis Segliņš, Vice-rector for exact sciences, life and medical sciences of University of Latvia
14h30-15h30 Plenary Lecture
Kirsimäe, S. Soomer, P. Somelar. Weathering tracers of the environmental changes across the Archean and Proterozoic transitions in the Earth history.
15h30-18h00 Session: Clays environmental aspects in geology and modern soils / Ilze Vircava
15h30-15h50 P. Somelar, K. Kirsimäe, I. Vircava & S. Driese. Neoproterozoic weathering crust of Baltic Basin.
15h50-16h10 S.Soomer, K.Kirsimäe, A.Lepland, P.Somelar & S.Driese. Chemical leaching on land at Archean–Proterozoic transition.
16h10-16h40 COFFEE BREAK
16h40-17h00 G.Stinkulis. Middle Devonian clays of the Liepa clay deposit, Latvia: composition, sedimentary environment and deformation structures.
17h00-17h20 V. Puzule & G. Noviks. The composition and usefulness perspectives of Katlesi geological suite Mednieki deposit clay.
17h20-17h40 Z. Gverić, A. Pleša & D. Tibljaš. Comprehensive characterisation of bentonites from Croatia and neighbouring countries.
17h40-18h00 L. Zarina & L.Zarina. The significance of clays in agricultural soils in Latvia.
Lescinskis, R. Svinka & V. Svinka. Characterization of three different Latvian clay minerals from different geological periods.
Tuesday, January 30
9h00-10h00 Plenary Lecture
R.Svinka, & V. Svinka. New clay ceramic materials.
10h00-12h40 Session : Clay-based composite materials / Liva Dzene
10h00-10h20 R. Guégan. Applications and Limits of Organoclays.
10h20-10h40 S. Bennici & A. Auroux. CaCl2/bentonite composite: water sorption capacity and kinetics for heat storage applications.
10h40-11h00 J. Brendlé & E. Brendlé. Inverse gas chromatography as a powerful tool to study the surface properties of synthetic and modified phyllosilicates as well as of modified phyllosilicate/polymer composites.
11h00-11h20 COFFEE BREAK
11h20-11h40 A. Berzins & A. Morozovs. Wood and Inorganic Geopolymer Composite.
11h40-12h00 S.M. Miron, J. Brendle, L. Limousy, F. Fourcade, A. Amrane. Optimization of carbon fibres coverage by a thin layer of organoclay containing iron.
12h00-12h20 Z.Grigale-Sorocina, I.Biks & M.Kalnins. Hectorite and bentonite effect on water-based polymer coating rheology.
12h20-12h40 M. Randers, G. Sedmale, L. Grase, A. Krumina. Functionalizing natural structures by illite nanoparticle deposition.
R. Ozola, M. Klavins, J. Burlakovs, A. Zicmanis & L. Klavins. Properties and applications of clay minerals modified with different organic/inorganic substances.
12h40-14h10 Lunch Break
14h10-15h30 Session : Clays in archaeology and arts
14h10-14h30 V. Visocka. Iron Compounds in the Pottery: Temper or Coincidence? A Case Study of Krievu Kalna Hillfort.
14h30-14h50 S. Sarcevičius, V. Kazakauskas, R. Taraškevičius & R. Zinkutė. Geochemical link between building ceramics and its raw material: from 16th century until nowadays, case study of Vilnius, Lithuania.
14h50-15h10 L. Zarina, A. Kuningas, I.Vircava, K. Kirsimäe. Rehydroxylation method adoption effort on different aged ceramics from Latvia.
15h10-15h30 I. Bertašiūtė Grosbaha. Clay materiality and processes happening to it as artistic research.
J. Juškevičiūtė, R. Nabažaitė. First Lithuanian steps into applying dactyloscopy in archeology.
15h40-18h30 Riga City Tour
19h00 – Symposium Dinner
Wednesday, January 31
9h00-10h00 Plenary Lecture
B.B. Zviagina. Crystal-chemical variations in K-dioctahedral micas 1M: distinguishing features and identification criteria from XRD and FTIR data.
10h00-12h40 Session : Diffusion, sorption and cation exchange processes involving clay minerals / Anna Trubača-Boginska
10h00-10h20 R. Dohrmann & S. Kaufhold. Cation exchange processes observed in the FEBEX field experiment (Switzerland) and in the prototype repository (PR) experiment (Sweden)
10h20-10h40 Daniel Svensson. High temperature stability of bentonite in two field experiments: ABM2 (6½ years) and ABM5 (4½ years) at Äspö underground laboratory, Sweden.
10h40-11h00 E. Ferrage, E. Tertre, F. Hubert, P. Levitz, L.J. Michot, P. Poirion & A. Delville. Anisotropic features of water mobility in swelling clay porous media at mesoscopic scale.
11h00-11h20 COFFEE BREAK
11h20-11h40 P. Dutournié, M. Bruneau, J. Brendlé & L. Limousy. Mass transfer modelling in clay-based material: apparent diffusivity estimation of a molecule of interest.
11h40-12h00 D. Conka, L. Avotina, R. Svinka, V. Svinka & G. Kizane. Investigation of Liepa clays sorbtion properties with tritium water.
12h00-12h20 L.Dzene, H.Verron, A.Delville, L. J. Michot, J.-L.Robert, E.Tertre, F.Hubert1 & E.Ferrage. Synthetic clays for study of complex soil phenomena: case of caesium desorption process.
12h20-12h40 A.Šiškins, J.Peculeviča, H.Agueda, J.Ozoliņš, & V.Mironovs. Production and properties of the low-temperature glass-ceramic foam based on illite Latvian clay.
A. Stunda-Zujeva, O. Medne & L. Bērziņa-Cimdiņa. Spray drying – shape and size of illitic clay granules.
A.Trubaca-Boginska, A. Eglite & A. Priksane. Study on Brönsted acidic ionic liquid adsorption in purified illite clays.
12h20-12h30 Closing of the symposium