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Absolute Basics of GC & GC-MS

12 July 2024 09:00-17:00, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

 Attendees will gain a firm foundation in these techniques by learning about the instrumentation used, how the separation process occurs and gaining an overview of the function and operation of each component of the instrument.

The types of samples which can be analysed are covered, along with the different sampling techniques available and considerations when preparing samples.

Beyond the instrumentation, the course discusses why the technique is used and the answers it can give, looking at qualitative and quantitative data analysis, to give you a full picture.

The course will also review different industries and their applications of the techniques, using each as a case study to apply knowledge learned throughout the course.

This course is a perfect introduction for absolute beginners to gas chromatography and GC-MS. The course will cover the what, why, where, when and how of GC & GC-MS.
  • What is gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, a GC or GC-MS?
  • How would you use them? How do they work and what is available?
  • Why would you use them? How would they help solve your problems and what answers could they give?
  • Where would you use them? What types of analytes and samples can you use them for?
  • When would you use them? Which applications to answer what questions?

Learning outcomes:
  • You will learn about the different types of chromatography
  • You will understand the definitions of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • You will learn the principles and components of the gas chromatograph
  • You will learn about the principles and components of the mass spectrometer
  • You will learn the purpose and principles of data analysis
  • You will learn about different sampling techniques for GC
  • You will learn about a number of industries and their application of GC and GC-MS

Who is this course for?
  • Beginners - those new to Gas Chromatography or Mass Spectrometry.
  • Analysts or technicians looking for a refresher in these techniques.
  • Lab managers and line managers - those who are responsible for the instruments or the analysts using them.
  • Data analysts and report writers - technical specialists who aren't using the instruments but are using data from them.
  • Service engineers and consultant engineers - those who look after or recommend the use of these instruments but don't have the chemistry background or chemistry viewpoint.
  • Those involved in the sales or marketing of these instruments, their consumables or their use for analysis - e.g. manufacturers, contract labs, media companies.
The Open University

The Open University, School of Physical Sciences, Walton Hall, Kents Hill , Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

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