Course Information
Course Title: Speciation Analyses for Environmental, Nutrition and Industrial Applications
Categories: 1 - Atomic Spectroscopy
2 - Environmental Analysis
3 - Food
4 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
5 - Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
6 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
7 - Sample Preparation
8 - Bioanalytical
9 - Fuels
10 - Energy
11 - Separation Sciences
Instructor(s): Olivier Donard Course Number: 144
Affiliation: CNRS
Course Date: 03/14/2012 - Wednesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $455 ($655 after 2/13/12) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Metal speciation is gaining increasing importance in a wide variety of fields, for example, clinical, environmental, nutritional, industrial, and geochemical applications. It is well understood now that the determination of the chemical form of metals is essential for the correct evaluation of their fate, impact, and ‘risk assessment” in all traditional compartments where inorganic analysis is involved. In the last 20 years considerable effort has been made by academic, regulation and industrial communities to identify, rationalize, and promote simple and effective analytical procedures that will improve our understanding of metal related issues in the environment, nutrition, hygiene and industry. The aim of this course is to detail the status of metal speciation analysis and will consist of the following topics: a. Overview of traditional and classical aspects of sampling, extraction and detection of analyte species. b. Current status of metal species determination strategies (elemental speciation) c. Identification of the areas of growing demand d. Review, examination and critically assess major developments in sample collection, preservation, preparation, analyte detection and validation. e. Description of analytical speciation procedures using examples from environment, nutrition and industrial applications.

Target Audience
This course is intended for laboratory managers, quality control and assurance specialists, research scientists, environmental chemists, geochemists, biologists, pharmacists, nutritionists, users in chemical industries and agriculture, metallurgists, toxicologists, new and experienced users of atomic absorption and plasma spectrometries, and technical personnel at all levels. The gathering of this plethora of information will provide an insight to critical stages of metal speciation (“elemental speciation”) and help them to evaluate and solve their analytical issues involving metal species determination.

Course Outline
5.1.  Metal speciation  
Origin, evolution, and applications in environmental, clinical, nutritional and environmental sectors.
5.2. Metal species of interest. 
5.3. Sample collection strategies and storage
5.4. Stability of species of interest
5.4.1.  Storage of the samples
5.5.  Sample preparation.
5.5.1. Evolution of traditional versus microwave assisted chemistry
5.6. Application to different matrices 
5.7. New trends
5.8. Hyphenated techniques
5.8.1. Gas chromatography
5.8.2. Liquid chromatography
5.8.3. Simple systems: cost and effective methods
5.9. Separation and extraction techniques
5.10. Detectors
5.10.1. Hyphenation strategies for cost effective detectors
5.10.2. Hyphenation to ICP/AES and ICP/MS
5.11. Practical examples
5.11.1. Metal speciation in flue gas and combustion process
5.11.2. Integration of cryotrapping using, GC/ICP/AES and ICP-MS
5.11.3. Speciation of Cr in the automobile industry
5.11.4. Expanding the scopes of HPLC ICP/AES AND MS
5.11.5. Arsenic in food products using HPLC/ICP/MS 
5.11.6. Tributyl tin and Hg speciation in environmental matrices
5.11.7. Speciated isotopic dilution techniques using GC/ICP/MS .
5.11.8. Importance of certified reference materials for validation and
5.12. Participant discussion on their concerns and applications
5.13. The EVISA project “European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis” –
Opportunities for all users 

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Olivier F.X. Donard is a Research Director at the French CNRS, Head of the CNRS UMR 5034 Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique Bio-Inorganique et Environnement (LCABIE) and is the codirector of a commercial enterprise (Ultra Traces Analyses Aquitaine - UT2A) dedicated to speciation analysis. He has developed analytical strategies and promoted speciation related issues for a large variety of international environmental organizations (USA EPA, Dutch Ministry of Water and Environment, and French Fisheries IFREMER). He has pioneered several approaches for sample preparation, derivatization, and detection using atomic absorption, atomic fluorescence, ICP-AES and mass spectrometries that facilitate routine “elemental speciation”. He is also active in determination of species and data interpretation in marine and geochemical environments. He is the author of more than 150 international publications in analytical and environmental chemistry and has co-edited one book on the topic. He has delivered 76 plenary and invited lectures at international meetings and more than 250 poster and oral presentations on the topic of speciation. He is the cofounder and an executive member of the “European Virtual Institute of Speciation Analysis - EVISA”. He collaborates with instrument and sample preparation manufacturers in order to improve instrument performance and preserve the integrity of the species of interest.