Up Coming Webinars

On-Demand Webinars:

5 Things to Know About Microwave Digestion

Microwave digestion has been the gold standard in sample preparation for elemental analysis for several decades. Today, there are several technologies available with multiple options, but what are the key features and parameters most relevant to your application and situation? This webinar presents the top 5 things that you should consider about microwave-based sample preparation in accordance with your needs, and how they impact your daily work and outcomes.

Key Learning Objectives:
– Your application matters!
– The role of temperature in the digestion process
– Digestion vessels – which type is the best for me?
– The correlation between throughput and number of vessels
– Buying a product versus investing in a solution
July 14, 2022

Advanced Microwave Sample Preparation Methods for Improved Quality, Productivity, and Cost-Efficiency in Trace Element Analysis

Weigh the sample – add the acid – apply heat – dilute. Microwave digestion for trace element analysis seems like a simple process, but experienced operators know there is much more to it. Variables such as the volumes and types of acid used, together with the amount of sample requiring digestion, can influence the end results. Temperature, pressure, and run time parameters on the instrumentation, as well as the type of technology used, also affect the quality and efficiency of the digestion process. This educational symposium covers the microwave digestion sample prep method development process across the food, cannabis, inorganic, specialty chemicals, and polymer industries, with a specific focus on improving the digestion quality while increasing laboratory efficiencies, leading to improved cost-effectiveness

Key Learning Objectives:
– Learn how application-specific variables affect the overall quality of digestion
– tools and techniques to perform acid digestion method development on industry-specific sample matrices
– See how small workflow improvements can lead to large time savings
June 23, 2022

Enhancing Research and Teaching with Direct Mercury Analysis

Mercury is the focus of many environmental studies due to its toxicological effects. Unfortunately, most common analytical methods for mercury determination require long, and often tedious, sample preparation steps prior to analysis. This can have a significant impact on amount of time that researchers and students have available to collect samples, conduct experiments, and analyze data.

In this webinar, you will learn how Direct Mercury Analysis provides a fast and accurate alternative for mercury determinations and how it can be used as an instrumental technique for teaching in academic laboratories and for performing high-impact environmental research.

Key Learning Objectives:
– Understand the principle of operation behind Direct Mercury Analysis and how it compares with more traditional techniques
– See how total mercury can be determined in soil, water, and fish samples in as little as 5 minutes
– Discover how Direct Mercury Analysis simplifies your analytical process so you can focus on your data
– See how other universities have incorporated Direct Mercury Analysis as part of their research and teaching programs
December 2021

Trace Element Detection Limits: What Every Spectroscopist Should Know

Many practitioners of trace element analysis think of detection limits as figures on a spec sheet or as measurements performed periodically to meet a regulatory requirement. Others see them in the context of “chasing zero.” While those views are all valid, there is still much more to detection limits.   
In this symposium, we present highly practical information that can be used to help improve your analytical proficiency and performance not only at low trace element concentrations, but at higher levels as well. We start with a deep dive into detection limits and limits of quantification for atomic spectrometry techniques: what they are, how they are defined, and what influences them. We also look at what is driving the requirements for certain detection limits and why we are on a seemingly never-ending quest to reduce them. Presentations on real-world applications involving low trace element concentrations show how several different factors can stack up to affect detection limits and why a holistic approach is required to achieve truly meaningful analytical results. Finally, we have several presentations on the latest commercially available tools and techniques for improving trace element detection limits and overall analytical performance. 
Key Learning Objectives:  
– How trace element detection limits for atomic spectrometry techniques are defined, factors that influence them, and why they are important 
– How knowledge of trace element detection limits is applied in addressing various analytical challenges 
– Tools and techniques for improving trace element detection limits and analysis performance
September 2021

Uncomplicating the Measurement of Heavy Metals in Cannabis Products

Cannabis testing labs are faced with many—and often confusing—choices when it comes to outfitting their labs for measuring heavy metals in cannabis products. This webinar will alleviate the confusion by showing the equipment in action and demonstrating where unproductive time traps and other challenges may occur. You will also see how “Ready-to-go Methods” for cannabis sample prep and analyses, plus prewritten standard operating procedures, will save you weeks of method development and documentation time.
June 2021

Control your acid supply, and save money doing it – benefits of sub-boiling distillation

Open-vessel, conventionally heated digestion has been used to process samples for metals analysis for decades and is still used today. Though it works well for many applications, it does have its limitations. Learn how you can expand your lab’s metals capabilities by adding closed-vessel microwave digestion to your lab’s sample prep process. We will review its benefits, how it can help your lab digest and analyze a wide array of matrices more effectively, and even expand your capabilities to accommodate new applications.
March 2021

Microwave Terpene Extraction 101

Learn how terpenes impact the quality of cannabis derivative products, and the principles and benefits behind microwave terpene extraction. We will discuss operation basics, productivity estimates, and general questions to better understand how this solvent-free approach compares to other extraction techniques.
May 2020

Advance Your Lab’s Analytical Capabilities with Closed-Vessel Microwave Digestion

Open-vessel, conventionally heated digestion has been used to process samples for metals analysis for decades and is still used today. Though it works well for many applications, it does have its limitations. Learn how you can expand your lab’s metals capabilities by adding closed-vessel microwave digestion to your lab’s sample prep process. We will review its benefits, how it can help your lab digest and analyze a wide array of matrices more effectively, and even expand your capabilities to accommodate new applications.
April 2020

Cannabis Microwave Digestion: Advanced Tips and Tricks

In this webinar you will learn about the various cannabis sample types, their properties, and how they behave during microwave digestion. We will review the best way to handle them and how we develop the optimal microwave program for digestion, using both rotor-based and Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) Technology. We will share analytical results and the experiences of some of our users.
April 2020

Basics of Cannabis Microwave Digestion for Trace Metals Analysis

In this webinar you will learn more about the role of sample preparation in the overall analytical process, the chemistry and parameters behind microwave digestion, and how it helps achieve accurate results for the analysis of your cannabis samples.
April 2020

Reduce Your Labs Expenses Through Sub-Boiling Distillation

Learn how easy it is to integrate sub-boiling distillation into your lab and the tangible cost savings it can provide. You will learn about how it works, simple setup, automated operation, and how it can even pay for itself in as little as a few months. We will even show you labs, just like yours, that are using it to support their metals analysis with measurable benefits.
April 2020

Instruments for Elemental Analysis

Join Lab Manager and our panel of experts as we discuss the latest trends in qualitative and quantitative analysis while reviewing the most recent advances in instrument design and methodology.
June 2019

Analyzing Mercury in the Peruvian Amazon

This webcast will provide an overview of Prof. Fernandez’s motivation behind this project. We will discuss his sampling methodology and how Direct Mercury Analysis has helped overcome the challenges posed by operating in the field to allow for on-site mercury characterization.
February 2019

Any Sample, Any Time: The Benefits of Single Reaction Chamber Microwave Digestion for Trace Element Analysis

Learn the fundamental principles and real-world benefits of single reaction chamber (SRC) microwave digestion compared to traditional sample preparation techniques for carrying out trace element analysis by atomic spectroscopy techniques.
May 2018

Improving Extractables and Leachables and Trace Metal Testing of Pharmaceutical Packaging

Jordi Labs will analyze pharmaceutical packaging extracts to demonstrate the use of Single Reaction Chamber technology and show results consistent with various pharmaceutical packaging regulations e.g. USP <661.1>, <661.2>, <1663>, <1664>, <233>.
October 2017

Understanding the Advantages of Microwave Extraction Technologies for Environmental Laboratories

Learn how the newest extraction rotor on the market is helping environmental laboratories increase productivity and reduce operating costs while producing accurate results.
September 2017

Mercury Webinar:

Direct Mercury Analysis for Fish, Animal and Biological Tissue Samples with Jason Gerbino and Maggie Castellini (University of Alaska at Fairbanks).
July 2016

Mercury Webinar:

Direct Mercury Analysis at Work with Tim Michel.
July 2016

USP <232>/<233>: Understanding Method Requirements and Guidance for Getting Your Lab Ready for Implementation

Overview of method requirements, define key parameters, and discuss considerations laboratories should make as they get themselves ready to implement the new methods.
May 2016

Think Blank: Clean Chemistry for Atomic Spectroscopy Webinar

Learn about Clean Chemistry products and technologies designed to help generate superior analytical data for ICP-OES or ICP-MS instrumentation.
January 2016

Digestion Webinar:

Utilizing Microwave Sample Prep to Increase Environmental Laboratory Efficiency.
October 2015

Digestion Webinar (Pharma):
Are You Ready for USP 232/233?

Watch this webinar to help your planning.
January 2015