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Practical Problem Solving in Chemical Analysis

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About the course

Almost all analytical courses are technique oriented. Each tends to be reviewed in depth, but in isolation and without reference to other methods. What distinguishes this course is that it takes a multidiscipline and integrated look at analytical techniques, with emphasis on the strength and limitations of each in a problem-solving context.

The course is designed to give a practical approach to the solution of method problems and technical problems that may require multiple technologies.

It will cover proper sampling procedures, most of the various analytical and physical measurement tools available for problem solving, including separation methods and classical and instrumental techniques, additionally, the course will cover the important computer procedures that can be used in the analysis of the data.

Course Objectives

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

  • Learned the approach to solving problems in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Acquire an integrated overview of many techniques and procedures used in modern analytical and physical measurement laboratories for pharmaceutical, polymers petrochemical, industrial chemicals and related materials
  • Understand the values and limitations of each technique
  • Prepare to make practical choices to apply in the solution of difficult problems
  • Evaluate the importance of sampling, separation procedures and data treatment in problem solving

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Practical Problem Solving in Chemical Analysis
  • Objectives of Practical Problem Solving in Chemical Analysis
  • Defining the Problem

Day 2

  • Spectroscopy- Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques
  • PH
  • Density and TDS

Day 3

  • Classical Analytical Methods
  • Chromatography

Day 4

  • Practical Session/Site Visit
  • Sampling, Record Keeping, LIMS

Day 5

  • Inorganic Analysis
  • Problem Solving Session – Workshop

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 covers systematic techniques in practical problem solving in chemical analysis for experienced professionals including scientists, analysts, chemist, supervisors, engineers, managers, and university professors as well as those who are involved with characterizing unknowns and handling difficult analytical problems in research (R&D and R&T), quality control, plant support, regulatory compliance or customer support will find this course extremely useful.

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