Integrated elemental species analysis using IC and ICP-MS Back

Date 26th September 2012Time 16:00Presenters Shona McSheehy-Ducos, Daniel Kutscher

Speciation analysis provides information on the chemical form (species) of elements of interest. Being able to determine total element concentrations and subsequently their species is critical in food, environmental and pharmaceutical investigations. It allows us to understand the potentially toxic nature of elements such as inorganic arsenic, methyl-mercury and chromium VI. Speciation analysis is fast becoming an essential discipline in health-related applications and global legislations – is your lab keeping up?

In 45 minutes, this free webinar will cover:

  • Fundamentals of speciation analysis
  • Advantages of combining IC and ICP-MS technologies
  • Practical advice for instrument set up
  • An overview of regulatory legislations that include species analysis
  • Real world application data where IC-ICP-MS is adding value

There will be a 15 minute Q&A session where our experts in speciation analysis will answer your questions and application queries.

Who should attend

  • Managers of contract, government or manufacturing laboratories
  • Those performing environmental, pharmaceutical or food safety analyses
  • Analysts using IC and/or ICP-MS instrumentation

Your speakers

Shona McSheehy-Ducos Shona has over 10 years experience with quadrupole ICP-MS and specialises in coupling chromatographic systems for speciation analysis. She has been working as an applications specialist at the Thermo Scientific site in Bremen for the last 6 years. Prior to that she spent 2 years as a Thermo Scientific post-doc researcher developing speciation methodologies at the Centre of Excellence based in the University of Pau, France. She spent 3 years in Pau earlier in her research career whilst preparing her PhD thesis and had a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship at the NRC in Ottawa, Canada. Daniel Kutscher Daniel has been working with ICP-Q-MS and hyphenated techniques such as IC, LC and laser ablation for six years now. After finishing his PhD at the University of Oviedo in Spain he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in Bremen, Germany in October 2011.