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GC/MS Analysis of Aromatics in Gasoline using ASTM D5769: Set-up, Optimization, and Automated Reporting

On-demand

Jim McCurry & Craig Marvin (Agilent)

This presentation will offer best practices for setting up, optimizing, and running this method on a new, cost-effective GC/MS system. Data analysis approaches will also be discussed with emphasis on a new system for automated reporting of results.

Ion Chromatography Solutions in the Petrochemical Industry

On-demand

Iris Reber (Metrohm, Switzerland) and Ricardo Sales Tena (BP, Spain)

Learn how ion chromatography can be used as a versatile analysis technique and discover solutions to some of the challenges faced by petrochemical labs. In addition, get to know various inline sample preparation techniques that will allow you to save valuable time and resources.

Latest Mass Spectrometry-based Trends for Identifying and Quantifying Unknown PFAS Compounds

On-demand

Lee Ferguson and Abigail Joyce (Duke University, North Carolina, USA)

In this webinar, leaders of the Ferguson Laboratory discuss a Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer-based method, which captures more meaningful data to demystify unknown PFAS compounds. Additionally, a triple-quadrupole MS method will be discussed, which achieves desired limits of detection for identified PFAS compounds.

Better Thermal Extraction: Tips and Tricks for VDA-278 and Other Thermal Desorption – GC/MS Methods Used for Material Emissions Testing

On-demand

Kurt Thaxton (GERSTEL International Product Manager, Pyrolysis and Thermal Desorption)

You'll learn about the history and analytical basis of analytical thermal extraction for interior air quality, the current state of the art, including tips and advice for scientists and engineers that perform VDA-278 and related methods for material emissions analysis, and where these methods fit in the overall strategy for automotive air quality and where these methods are headed in the future.

A New Integrated, Sample-to-Result, Analytical Workflow for the Sensitive and Reliable Analysis of Polar Anionic Pesticides and Metabolites

On-demand

Richard Fussell and Fausto Pigozzo (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar introduces a new validated ion-chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry-based workflow for the robust, sensitive and reliable determination of a group of polar anionic pesticides and metabolites at low µg/kg levels, without the need for derivatization, and all in a single analysis.

What’s in The Air We Breathe? A Walk Through Canister Sampling and Analysis for Measuring Air Toxics

On-demand

Helen Martin (Thermal Desorption Product Marketing Manager, Markes International)

Listen to this series of talks addressing 'What are VOCs and Why Measure Them?', 'Choosing the Best Air Sampling Technique for Your Application', and 'A Guide to Canister Sampling'. You will learn how to the best sampling technique for your application, what you will need for each stage of a canister sampling cycle, and how to get the most out of your air analysis instruments.

Expert Series: Environmental Applications of Ion Chromatography

Online Tutorial

Dr Joachim Weiss, Ph.D (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This presentation covers key environmental applications of ion chromatography including conventional water analysis of common inorganic anions and cations, analysis of disinfection by-products, cyanide analysis, hexavalent chromium analysis and perchlorate analysis.

Overcoming the Challenges of Monitoring PAMS Hydrocarbons and Polar VOCs at Low Ambient Levels

On-demand

Peter Furdyna (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, USA) and Rui Li (Markes International)

The presentation includes operating conditions for the Markes–Agilent PAMS autosampler/GC installed at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) PAMS monitoring site at New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY, and the rationale for these conditions. You will learn how to address the challenges in on-line monitoring of ozone precursors and discover a PAMS success story.

Accurate Mass Spectra Worth Reading for Food and Environmental Analysis

On-demand

Atsushi Yamamoto (Tottori University of Environmental Studies, Japan)

In this presentation, the fundamentals of high-resolution mass spectral interpretation are provided, together with some practical examples in food and environmental analysis.

New Methods & Applications in Environmental Analysis

On-demand eSeminar

Lee Marotta (PerkinElmer), Ceara MacInnis (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Carol Meyer (Orsat LLC), Marvin Shaw (University of York, UK)

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer, has developed a multi-speaker eSeminar covering methods and applications in environmental analysis. This two-session event will provide analytical scientists and laboratory managers/directors working in this field with access to leading techniques, best practice and robust methods from leading scientists in the field.

The Use of a High Resolution Q-TOF in a Contract Laboratory for Routine Pesticide Analysis in Food & Feed

On-demand

Wim Broer (Manager, Science & Development, NofaLab, The Netherlands)

This presentation will cover the instrument capabilities and the use of data analysis to create an efficient and robust method for the analysis of pesticides in food and feed commodities.

New Approaches to the Comprehensive, Automated Characterisation of VOC and SVOC Compounds

On-demand

Massimo Santoro and Gareth Roberts (Markes International)

Comprehensive analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organics in environmental and food samples often demands the use of multiple sample preparation and injection techniques, frequently on several instrument platforms. Such procedures can be labour-intensive and require chemists trained in multiple analytical techniques and instrumentations.

Learn New Methods & Applications in Pesticide Analysis

On-demand eSeminar

Multi-speaker event

Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent Technologies, has created a valuable learning series of on-demand presentations covering methods and applications for pesticide analysis in food and food-related matrices. Presentations available in this series include: 1) Evaluation of a High-Sensitivity GC-MS/MS in the Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Complex Samples: Cost Savings and Other Benefits, 2) Routine Quantitative Pesticide Analysis in Various Food Matrices using a GC/Q-TOF and 3) Improved LC-MS/MS Pesticide Multiresidue Analysis using Triggered MRM and On-Line Dilution

Accelerate Your Throughput and Be More Productive with State-of-the-Art ICP-MS Instruments

On-demand

Richard Jack and Daniel Kutscher (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar demonstrates how modern ICP-MS instruments can help with analysis of trace elements in routine focused laboratories. The presentation also shows how key metrics including turnover time per sample or maintenance required downtime can be reduced without compromising system performance.

Analysis of Dioxin Compounds in Water by Isotope Dilution GC/MS/MS

On-demand

Hui Lin (The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan, USA)


This current study developed an alternative method for dioxin analysis in water samples. In contrast to the GC/MS/MS method for dioxin analysis in food and feed, which primarily focuses on the 17 toxic dioxin compounds, the method for dioxin analysis in water samples needs to consider the potential co-elution and interference of non-toxic dioxin congeners.

Monitoring PAMS Hydrocarbons and Polar VOCs at Low Ambient Levels

On-demand

Peter Furdyna (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, USA) and Rui Li (Markes International)

The presentation includes operating conditions for the PAMS autosampler/GC installed at the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY, and the rationale for these conditions. You will learn how to address the challenges in on-line monitoring of ozone precursors and discover a PAMS success story.

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