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Characterization of Volatiles in Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Using TD-GC×GC–TOF MS

17 October 2019

Dr Shayne Green and Dr Chris Siegler (R&D, Dow Inc.)

This webinar will show how thermal desorption (TD) coupled with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TD-GC×GC-TOF MS) can provide fast and confident characterisation of complex odour profiles from PCRs.

Better Thermal Extraction: Tips and Tricks for VDA-278 and Other Thermal Desorption – GC/MS Methods Used for Material Emissions Testing


Kurt Thaxton (GERSTEL International Product Manager, Pyrolysis and Thermal Desorption)

You'll learn about the history and analytical basis of analytical thermal extraction for interior air quality, the current state of the art, including tips and advice for scientists and engineers that perform VDA-278 and related methods for material emissions analysis, and where these methods fit in the overall strategy for automotive air quality and where these methods are headed in the future.

A New Integrated, Sample-to-Result, Analytical Workflow for the Sensitive and Reliable Analysis of Polar Anionic Pesticides and Metabolites


Richard Fussell and Fausto Pigozzo (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar introduces a new validated ion-chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry based workflow for the robust, sensitive and reliable determination of a group of polar anionic pesticides and metabolites at low µg/kg levels, without the need for derivatization, and all in a single analysis.

What’s in The Air We Breathe? A Walk Through Canister Sampling and Analysis for Measuring Air Toxics


Helen Martin (Thermal Desorption Product Marketing Manager, Markes International)

Listen to this series of talks addressing 'What are VOCs and Why Measure Them?', 'Choosing the Best Air Sampling Technique for Your Application', and 'A Guide to Canister Sampling'. You will learn how to choose the best sampling technique for your application, what you will need for each stage of a canister sampling cycle, and how to get the most out of your air analysis instruments.

Expert Series: Environmental Applications of Ion Chromatography

Online Tutorial

Dr Joachim Weiss, Ph.D (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This presentation covers key environmental applications of ion chromatography including conventional water analysis of common inorganic anions and cations, analysis of disinfection by-products, cyanide analysis, hexavalent chromium analysis and perchlorate analysis.

Overcoming the Challenges of Monitoring PAMS Hydrocarbons and Polar VOCs at Low Ambient Levels


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.

Accurate Mass Spectra Worth Reading for Food and Environmental Analysis


Atsushi Yamamoto (Tottori University of Environmental Studies, Japan)

In this presentation, fundamentals of high-resolution mass spectral interpretation are provided, together with some practical examples in food and environmental analysis.

New Methods & Applications in Environmental Analysis

On-Demand eSeminar

Lee Marotta (PerkinElmer), Ceara MacInnis (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Carol Meyer (Orsat LLC), Marvin Shaw (University of York, UK)

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer, has developed a multi-speaker eSeminar covering methods and applications in environmental analysis. This two-session event will provide analytical scientists and laboratory managers/directors working in this field with access to leading techniques, best practice and robust methods from leading scientists in the field.

The Use of a High Resolution Q-TOF in a Contract Laboratory for Routine Pesticide Analysis in Food & Feed

On-Demand Webinar

Wim Broer (Manager, Science & Development, NofaLab, The Netherlands)

This presentation will cover the instrument capabilities and the use of data analysis to create an efficient and robust method for the analysis of pesticides in food and feed commodities.

New Approaches to the Comprehensive, Automated Characterisation of VOC and SVOC Compounds

On-Demand Webinar

Massimo Santoro and Gareth Roberts (Markes International)

Comprehensive analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organics in environmental and food samples often demands the use of multiple sample preparation and injection techniques, frequently on several instrument platforms. Such procedures can be labour-intensive and require chemists trained in multiple analytical techniques and instrumentations.

Learn New Methods & Applications in Pesticide Analysis

On-Demand eSeminar

Multi-speaker event

Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent Technologies, has created a valuable learning series of on-demand presentations covering methods and applications for pesticide analysis in food and food-related matrices. Presentations available in this series include: 1) Evaluation of a High-Sensitivity GC-MS/MS in the Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Complex Samples: Cost Savings and Other Benefits, 2) Routine Quantitative Pesticide Analysis in Various Food Matrices using a GC/Q-TOF and 3) Improved LC-MS/MS Pesticide Multiresidue Analysis using Triggered MRM and On-Line Dilution

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