- Number of days: 2
- Experience level: Advanced
- Type: Generic, applicable to all instrumentation
- Teaching method: 50% face-to-face classroom-based, 50% hands-on laboratory-based
- RSC CPD approval: Approved for CPD
- Course venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK | See individual dates for other venues
- Scheduled course price: £925 + VAT per delegate
This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). RSC members receive a discount of 10% for this 1-day course (membership number required) if booked at least 6 weeks in advance.
The 2-day Hands-on Advanced Injection course combines the two advanced GC courses on the Hands-on Multi-Mode Inlets (MMIs) and Programmable Temperature Vapourisers (PTVs) and Large Volume Injection (LVI).
The first day focuses on the added functionalities of PTVs over standard hot inlets as a truly multi-mode inlet. Part of the day will be spent looking at the theory and advantages of cold split and cold splitless injections and the uses for cold-trapping, high final inlet temperatures, large volume injections and additional techniques like thermal desorption and extraction. The remainder of the day will be spent in the lab creating, using and optimising cold injection methods to analyse thermally labile and high molecular weight samples and looking at other PTV techniques.
The second day combines the theory and advantages behind the different large volume injection techniques with "hands-on" practicals to create, use and optimise LVI methods in the laboratory, covering rapid (at once), speed-controlled and multiple large volume injection (LVI) techniques.
Is this course for me?
This course will enable you to learn about and practice some advanced and powerful GC techniques which could be very useful for your analysis. Delegates should have good knowledge of GC or GC-MS or have attended the Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MS or the Hands-on GC & GC-MS courses.
- You will learn about the various PTV injection techniques and the pros and cons of each type
- You will learn how to select the best techniques for your samples and analytes
- You will learn about and gain practical experience of the individual parameters required to be optimised for each technique
- You will develop an LVI method
- You will have examples of applications using the techniques and put some of these into practice in the laboratory
Feedback from previous attendees
"[I enjoyed] experimenting in the lab." Melanie Schumacher, Technical Specialist, Natural Resources Wales (tailored training, January 2019).
"Very good level. Definitely I'll recommend it! (I enjoyed) the discussions with Diane, her experience is impressive." Andrea Rangel, Research Technologist, Nova Chemicals, Canada (September 2018).
"Good use of lecture time translating into laboratory exercises to illustrate the point fully." International analytical sales support from an instrument manufacturer (February 2013).
"Very good content and course material, and allowed time for questions and comments, and good mix between class and hands on." Senior analyst from an instrument manufacturer (February 2013).
"I learned a lot of little things that can really make a difference but I never thought about." Claudia Moeckel, Environmental Chemist, attended the Hands-on PTV course.