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Analytical Approaches to Trace Elements in Water

28 November

Marshall Pattee (Apex Labs, USA), Michelle Gaskell (South West Water, UK), Matthew Cassap (Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK)

Spectroscopy Solutions, in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, has developed a multi-speaker webinar covering modern analytical approaches to trace elemental analysis in drinking and surface waters.

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.

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


Gareth Pearson (ICP-MS Spectroscopy Supplies Product Manager, Agilent Technologies)

This presentation will guide you through selecting the right cones for your Agilent ICP-MS and for your laboratory’s applications. It will help you understand what impact the cone has on the analysis results and why you should choose genuine supplies for your ICP-MS. Finally, we will guide you through the best practice for cone maintenance.

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


Susan Ebeler (Professor of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis), Courtney Tanabe (Application Scientist, UC Davis)

Elemental profiling using ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and MP-AES has been proposed as an approach for geographic authentication of various foods and beverages. Using these approaches, we have demonstrated that the elemental profiles of coffee beans, wine, and whiskeys vary across a range of geographic scales.

UV-vis Spectrophotometric Analysis of Water, Food, and Beverages

On-Demand eSeminar


Spectroscopy Solutions in collaboration with Merck KGaA, has developed an online eSeminar focusing on the use and application of uv-vis spectrophotometry for water analysis and beverage analysis. This educational webinar will provide scientists with updates on the latest issues faced by individuals working in these challenging analytical fields. Presentations include 1) Economic and Hassle-free Bromate Analysis in Drinking Water, 2) An Overview of UV-vis Spectrophotometry Applications in the Craft Brewing Industry and 3) Measurement of Caffeine in Coffee Beans by UV-vis Spectrophotometry.

Maximize your ICP-OES Instrument Performance and Uptime


Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

In this on-demand webinar, we provide tips to help ICP-OES users identify and overcome the most common causes of unplanned downtime and inconsistent results. Using these insights from our expert industry knowledge and technical experience, we can assist users achieve the best performance from their instrumentation, and achieve new levels of productivity and efficiency in their spectroscopy workflows.

Determine hazardous materials and narcotics from a safe distance

Educational Video


Mira DS is the new handheld material identification system from Metrohm. Mira DS enables first responders to quickly and safely identify hazardous materials and explosives at the touch of a screen. While providing ease of use and speed, Mira DS addresses the need for safety of drug task force officers, HazMat teams, and bomb technicians in particular. Drug task force officers, for example, may identify substances in glass bottles or plastic containers, even from a distance of up to 1.5 meters using the Standoff Sampling Attachment, or with no concern of proper focus using the Contact Ball Probe Sampling Attachment.

ICP-OES Applications eHandbook to Help Boost Productivity


Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies has produced this 100+ page e-book in which you’ll find tips on how to boost ICP-OES productivity, handle difficult samples, and simplify method development. There’s an overview on how ICP-OES addresses the specific needs of environmental, food and agriculture, energy and chemicals labs – as well as 18 detailed application-specific papers.

Shimadzu Releases its UV-1900 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Product Application


Coinciding with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its presence in Europe this year, Shimadzu has released the UV-1900 UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Equipped with an ultrafast scan function that enables data acquisition of 29,000 nm/min (it takes about three seconds to measure in visible region), this spectrophotometer operates at one of the fastest rates in the industry.

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