On-Line Webinar Day for the Waste, Environmental and Recycling Industries December 2020
Thursday 3rd December 2020 – Online
SciMed are once again holding their popular one-day seminar on techniques for the waste, environmental & recycling industries. But this time it will be online! This free to attend event includes a number of technical talks with technical experts your current and future analytical and process requirements.
The program will include the following talks:
- Analysis of waste and other unknown materials by XRF
- Sensitivity, selectivity & simplicity. Getting the most from your samples with AA & ICP
- Environmental monitoring of total organic carbon by TOC for dirty samples
- Bomb calorimetry – how to determine calorific values for waste stream.
- Using portable NIR & Raman methods as material screening tools for selective waste sorting & recycling
- Novel approach for hand-held scrap metal sorting without the hazard of X-rays
- Asbestos screening by X-Ray Diffraction
- Oil in water testing – turn hours into minute
Abstracts for the talks:
- Analysis of waste and other unknown materials by XRF: Methods for analysis of waste are evolving all the time. However, there are some specific technologies that lend themselves well to the analysis of highly variable, heterogenous matrices such as waste: XRF is one of these.This presentation will look at the issues involved in measuring waste, the various forms of waste and the methods of presenting these wastes to XRF instruments to obtain an analysis.A summary of the technology and the current standard protocols available will be presented.
- Respirable Silica Analysis by XRD: A short online software tutorial on how to build and use a XRD calibration curve for the quantitative analysis of Respirable Silica (White asbestos) on air filters using the Rigaku Smartlab Studio II software. The method to be demonstrated conforms to the method described by the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSHNo.7500 ,“SILICA,CRYSTALLINE,byXRD”,No.9000“ASBESTOS,CHRYSOTILE by XRD) and the Japan Industrial Standards (JIS A 1481-3:2014)
- Getting the most from your samples with AA & ICP-OES and ICP-MS, AAS and ICP are mature techniques for environmental analysis. Advances in sample introduction techniques and interference management mean that lower detection limits can be achieved and more demanding sample matrices can be handled without compromise. ICPMS is not as well known or used in the WER markets but these same advances have benefits for this technique as well.
- Environmental monitoring of total organic carbon by TOC for dirty samples. This talk will look at the options available for carbon analysis. We will cover how both liquid and solid samples can be handled and what information can be obtained with little operator sample preparation.
- Applications of bomb calorimetry for the waste industry. We will look at the use of bomb calorimetry for calorific determination of waste streams along with other suitable thermal analysis techniques. In particular we will discuss a high throughput TGA method for obtaining moisture, volatile, and ash content (LOI) on potential new fuel sources.
- Using portable NIR and Raman methods as material screening tools for selective waste sorting and recycling. Rapid & non-destructive techniques are ideal for quick and confident analysis of a variety of waste products. RAMAN and NIR are ideal techniques used to determine the waste stream composition in a matter of seconds. We will discuss how RAMAN & NIR can be employed in plastic sorting, textile recycling and chemical identification.
- Novel approach for hand-held scrap metal sorting without the hazard of X-rays: LIBS is rapidly taking over as the safest and fastest method for screening scrap metal for testing and sorting.
- Oil in water testing – turn hours into minute: Historical methods for determining the Fat, Oil and Grease content of waste water have been time-consuming, used lot’s of apparatus and provided often questionable results. The InfraCal 2 from Spectro Scientific allows quick and accurate determinations and takes only 10 minutes from starting sample preparation to obtaining the final result. This presentation looks at the practical aspects of the technique, suitable application areas and comparison against other analytical methods.
Interested and thinking of attending?
The seminar will be held online. Each talk will be run a an individual webinar with a separate invitation.
To attend please fill out the registration form below, choose the topics you want to attend and an online invitation will be sent for each one. There will be a short break between each talk to allow a short refill of your mug.
If you would like some specific information on any of the above or some more details on the talks please email Nina Rose direct on email@example.com or contact us via the office on 0161 442 9963.