Flame and Furnace spectroscopy has been used for years for the analysis of metals. Today these procedures are used more than ever in materials and environmental applications. This is due to the need for lower detection limits and the need for trace analysis in a wide spectrum of samples. Because of the advent of ICP the AA has taken a back seat. This technique however is excellent and has specificity that ICP doesn't have. The goal of this two day hard hitting course is to demonstrate how Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy can be used to analyze most any type of material reliably. This course devotes a full-day to the critical area of quality assurance for metal measurements.
This course assumes you have background in this subject, please see PACS course Number 260, "Metals Analysis: AA, GFAA, ICP, ICP-MS", to help determine the best courses for your needs. A course agenda is below. Another consideration is an on-site course with your equipment/staff.
The course instructor is Bill Purves. He has many of AA experience. He has analyzed samples from chromium (Cr) in biological tissue to tin (Sn) in alloys. This course requires basic knowledge of both flame and furnace techniques; please see PACS Course Number 260, "Metals Analysis: AA, GFAA, ICP, ICP-MS". This course will cover trace metals such as lead in alloys to Selenium in environmental samples. Quality Control and instrument performance tests will be part of the course agenda. When registering, please provide your experiences and special interests so that they may be discussed.
Register by mailing a copy of the COURSE REGISTRATION FORM or an associated CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM. Send it with a payment of $1995 to secure your course attendance. Hotel information and a map will be sent to confirm your registration. Please list your special interest(s) on the registration form. Enrollment is limited to assure your maximum course benefits. On-site PACS courses are available (most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place). Telephone Henry Nowicki or Barb Sherman at 1.724.457.6576 if you need further information. PACS also provides laboratory testing and consulting services.
Course participants are encouraged to e-mail questions to Dr. Henry Nowicki at
Please NOTE: List your special interest on the registration form. We will try to accommodate your interest. PACS also provides internet consulting information at https://pacslabs.com
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