Hands-on Solid-Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME)

18 September 2018 09:00-17:00, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


Course summary
Number of days: 1
Experience level: Advanced
Type: Generic, applicable to all instrumentation
Teaching method: Face-to-face classroom with practicals in the laboratory
RSC CPD approval: Approved for CPD
Course venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK | See individual dates for other venues
Onsite/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
Scheduled course price: £499 + VAT per delegate

Course approval
This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). RSC members receive a discount of 10% for this course (membership number required) if booked at least 6 weeks in advance.

What will you learn on this course?
This one day course is spent learning the theory behind Solid-Phase Micro-Extraction and how to modify samples to improve results, then using this knowledge to create SPME methods, analyse samples and experiment with parameters to see the effects.

This course will cover Headspace-SPME and Immersion-SPME, SPME phases, SPME instrumentation & set up and troubleshooting. It will introduce related techniques like SBSE, SPE-TD and SPDE.

Learning outcomes
You will learn about and gain practical experience on how to use SPME as an automated sample preparation technique for GC-MS in great detail
You will learn the fundamental theory of SPME
You will learn about the types of samples that can be analysed using SPME
You will learn about and gain practical experience in the various parameters that can be optimised for the technique to improve sensitivity
You will set up and maintain the technique on an instrument
You will learn about the individual steps of SPME
You will learn the common troubleshooting problems in SPME
You will learn the SPME tips and tricks
You will learn about the benefits using SPME in the analysis of your samples

The Open University

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

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