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Modern Analytical Laboratory: Management, Operations, Analytical Instrumentation, Equipment, Safety & Quality (ISO 17025)

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About the course

Knowledge of modern analytical instruments and techniques is necessary to solve any laboratory problem. The course provides basic analytical analysis methods and troubleshooting techniques of the most used instruments in an analytical laboratory. In addition, it offers elegant tools for qualitative and quantitative data techniques with practice work on analysis software. Safety in the laboratory is very important for chemists. Quality ISO 17025 will be explained theoretical and practical training. The aim is to enrich and advance the skills and knowledge of participants to understand analytical chemistry technology.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able:

  • To impart participants fundamental techniques of analytical chemistry
  • To identify the application of analytical methods
  • To understand the instruments’ techniques
  • To know how to judge the accuracy and precision of experimental data and how these judgments can be sharpened by the application of statistical methods
  • To understand the tools and techniques used to achieve process analysis, qualitative methods, cause and effect diagrams and calibration graphs
  • To understand ISO 17025 requirements
  • To know all safety tools required in the laboratory
  • To be familiar with the latest analytical methods

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to analytical technique
  • Methods of analysis
  • Basic laboratory technique: sample preparation, analytical measurement, fundamental concepts, chemical equation, acidity of solution, buffers
  • Gravimetric methods of analysis
  • Preparation of chemicals
  • Acid-base titration methods

Day 2

  • Complex-formation titration methods
  • Oxidation-reduction titration
  • Precipitation titration methods
  • Reference/indicator electrods
  • Potentiostatic coulometric
  • Potential selectivity of electolytic methods
  • Manipulation methods: solid phase extraction and derivatization

Day 3

  • Chromatography technique
  • Gas chromatography (inject system, column, detector types)
  • High performance liquid chromatography: mobile phase, pumping system, sample inject system, column, detector types
  • Other chromatography techniques
  • Data management software
  • Analytical retention process
  • Spectroscopy technique and molecules identifying

Day 4

  • Infrared absorption spectroscopy
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Mass spectroscopy
  • UV/IR absorption spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • X-Ray spectroscopy
  • Electron spectroscopy

Day 5

  • Atomic absorption
  • Instruments troubleshooting: column contamination, broad in the peak bandwidth, ghost peaks, system peak, contamination in the inlet filter, change solvent in mobile phase (HPLC), interferences in the AAS, detector contamination.
  • Safety Operation
  • Quality ISO 17025 requirements
  • Quantitative methods: calibration methods, external and internal standards, outliers test, determination of analyze concentration, standard addition method, error in quantitative analysis, confidence limits, detection limit, repeatability, reproducibility and method validation.

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all chemists, lab technicians, chemical engineers, instrument engineers and lab supervisors/managers, QA/QC, lab analysts and R&D.

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