CD R&D has partnered with Anthias Consulting Ltd, experts in the separation sciences, to provide training in Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and automated sample handling and data analysis techniques. For further information Contact CD R&D to discuss your needs.
The topics covered include, but are not limited to:
Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Single quadrupole, ion trap or orbitrap MS
Triple quad or ion trap MS/MS
Accurate mass or high resolution MS
Time of Flight (TOF) or magnetic sector
You may also be using other detectors, such as:
Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
Electron Capture Detector (ECD)
Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD)
Sampling and sample introduction systems are critical to getting the most out of your systems. What are the most suitable sample preparation methods for you? Extracting non-volatiles or semi-volatiles, including pesticides, PAH, PCBs from water or more difficult matrices? Solvent extraction, accelerated solvent extraction, Soxhlet or Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) are all methods widely used across the laboratory testing industry. When sampling a headspace above a solid or liquid product, should you choose headspace analysis using dynamic or static sampling systems and what matrix effects can you expect to encounter? What are the advantages of using thermal desorption sampling tubes, purge and trap or Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME) for volatiles analysis? One size does not fit all. Methods gaining in popularity and perhaps supplanting Likens-Nickerson simultaneous Steam Distillation/solvent Extraction (SDE) include Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE) and Solvent-Assisted Flavour Evaporation (SAFE). A dizzying array of sampling and analysis techniques and equipment are available.