Sampling and Sample Preparation courses


The duration and content of this course will depend on the range of techniques covered.  Topics include:

  • Overview of sample preparation techniques
  • Where to start – properties of analyte and matrix
  • Choice of sample container and sampling technique
  • Liquid-liquid extraction
  • Soxhlet extraction
  • Solid-phase extraction
  • Matrix solid-phase dispersion
  • Solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME)
  • Miniaturised techniques and QuEChERS approaches
  • Headspace sampling for gas chromatography
  • Sample derivatisation for chromatography
  • Practical exercises will be selected to provide experience of the techniques covered