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Featured Educational Resources

How to Keep your GC/GC-MS System Performing like New

22 & 23 January, 2019

Vanessa Abercrombie and Angela Smith-Henry (Agilent Technologies, USA)

Discover some simple strategies to help maintain a clean and healthy GC(MS) system longer, such as how utilizing guard columns can protect your analytical column and back flushing can stop heavier compounds from reaching your mass spec and keep it cleaner.

Not the AA Lamp Again! Troubleshooting HC Lamp Issues and Other Tips for Atomic Absorption

12 & 13 February, 2019

Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

Learn how to prevent, identify and troubleshoot common Hollow Cathode (HC) lamp issues and learn valuable troubleshooting tips for atomic absorption that take the pain out of everyday operation.

Advances in Forensics & Toxicology eSeminar

On-demand

Tania A. Sasaki, Alex J. Krotulski, Rafael Venson, Fred Foster, Alberto Salomone & Timothy Fassette

This on-demand eSeminar sponsored by GERSTEL, SCIEX and UCT, covers topics such as drug testing of urine, pharmaceutical and drugs of abuse monitoring, designer drug detection, sample preparation techniques for opioids, and QuEChERS in DUI testing.

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.

Analytical Approaches to Trace Elements in Water

On-demand

Michelle Gaskell (South West Water), Matthew Cassap (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Talks include 'Validation of Metals in Clean and Waste Water by ICP-MS in Accordance to ISO:17025' and 'Elemental Analysis of Water – Which Elemental Analysis Technique is Right for My Requirements'.

Analytical Testing Strategies for Medical Use Cannabis

On-demand

Julie Kowalski (Trace Analytics), Michael Groessl (University Hospital Bern, Switzerland), Justin Steimling (Restek), Brett Taubman (Appalachian State University), Allegra Leghissa (University of Texas - Arlington), Colton Myers (Restek)

Presentations covering cannabinoid profiling and potency testing, pesticide testing, sample preparation strategies, terpene analysis and residual solvent analysis will be covered.

High-Purity Carbon Adsorbents for Sample Preparation and Chromatographic Applications

On-demand

Leidy Peña Duque (Senior Scientist, Particle Design Group) and William Betz (Research Fellow, Particle Design Group Leader)

In this webinar, we will talk about high-purity carbon adsorbents used for sample preparation applications such as gas chromatography, air sampling, SPE, and SPME. We will also explain the properties of different types of carbons and how we tailor these adsorbents for separation applications.

Metabolomic Profiling of Superfood Seeds in Bakery Products using a Benchtop GC Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer

On-demand

Dr Jürgen Wendt (LECO European Application and Technology Center, Berlin, Germany)

In this webinar a benchtop GC TOF-MS is used to evaluate the metabolomic profile of chia, flax and sesame seeds, looking for chemical markers to confirm the presence of such seeds in food products.

A Fast and Sensitive Workflow for In-Depth Peptide Mapping and PTM analysis

On-demand

Linfeng Wu (Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies)

Learn how an integrated peptide mapping workflow solution automates and streamlines this complex process from sample preparation to data analysis.

Elevate the Performance of your GC (and MS): Strategies to Improve Sensitivity and Reliability with Complex Matrix Samples

On-demand

Vanessa Abercrombie and Limian Zhao (Agilent Technologies)

This presentation describes useful strategies such as choosing the right GC column and supplies, as well as what level of sample preparation, and maintenance is required for method reliability and analytical data quality, using challenging representative applications.

Tracing the Origin of Food: Establish Food Authenticity using Elemental Profiling

On-demand

Susan Ebeler (UC Davis), Courtney Tanabe (UC Davis) and Jenny Nelson (Agilent Technologies)

Learn how elemental profiling using ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and MP-AES can be used as an approach for geographic authentication of various foods and beverages.

This is How you ICP-MS: Mastering the Art of Cone Performance

On-demand

Gareth Pearson (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

Learn how to select the right cones for your Agilent ICP-MS and for your laboratory’s applications, understand what impact the cone has on the analysis results and why you should choose genuine supplies for your ICP-MS. Finally, learn about best practice for cone maintenance.

Which IC-MS to Choose for Your Drinking Water Analysis

On-demand

Alexander Semyonov (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

In this on-demand presentation, we look at several water analysis methods routinely performed by drinking and wastewater facilities, from common anion and perchlorate determinations, to the analysis of disinfection byproducts, such as haloacetic acids (HAAs), bromate, and ionic pesticides.

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