Anthias Consulting Ltd.

1-day Hands-on Solid-Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME)

This one day course is spent learning the theory behind Solid-Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME) and how to modify samples to improve results, then using this knowledge to create SPME methods, analyse samples and experiment with parameters to see the effects. This course will cover Headspace-SPME and Immersion-SPME, SPME phases, SPME instrumentation & set up, maintenance and troubleshooting. It will introduce related techniques like SBSE, SPE-TD and SPDE.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Sep. 21, 2020
The Open University
Milton Keynes , UK

Course summary

Course approval

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). RSC members receive a discount of 10% for this course (membership number required) if booked at least 6 weeks in advance.

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about and gain practical experience of how to use SPME as an automated sample preparation technique for GC & GC-MS / HPLC & LC-MS in great detail
  • You will learn the fundamental theory of SPME
  • You will learn about the types of samples that can be analysed using SPME
  • You will learn about and gain practical experience of the various parameters that can be optimised for the technique to improve method robustness and sensitivity
  • You will set up and maintain the technique on a live instrument
  • You will learn about the individual steps and processes of SPME analysis
  • You will learn the frequent maintenance and common troubleshooting problems in SPME analysis
  • You will learn SPME tips and tricks
  • You will learn about the benefits of using SPME in the analysis of your samples

Who is this course for?

This course requires good knowledge of GC or GC-MS, HPLC or LC-MS. The course is applicable to both techniques, all practicals will be carried out on a GC.