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Course Information
Course Title: Practical Introduction to Titration Method Development
Categories: 1 - Petroleum Analysis
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Polymers
4 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
5 - Sample Preparation
6 - Food
Instructor(s): Dr. Kerri-Ann Blake / Frederick Fiddler Course Number: 131
Affiliation: Metrohm
Course Date: 03/10/2016 - Thursday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Titration is widely used for a variety of chemical analyses. Titrations often provide vital information for raw material content, process control, final product testing and many different quality control purposes. This Short Course categorizes titrations broadly as; Potentiometric, Thermometric, Karl Fischer and Colorimetric titrations. An introduction is provided to these major categories of titration with an emphasis on; electrode selection, method development, troubleshooting and parameter optimization using actual case studies. These cases studies covered include real world samples from; the Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Chemical, Polymer and, Food and Beverage industries.

Target Audience
Practical approaches are discussed to address challenges and atachieve optimal parameters for titration applications. The course is ideal for lab chemists, quality control personnel, analytical chemists involved in method development and validation, and managers interested in an in-depth understanding of titration applications and optimization.

Course Outline
Titration is integral to most industries and can involve wide variations in sample types. Consistently attaining accurate and precise results is very important and can be challenging without having an in-depth understanding of the core principles of titration and their optimization. The principles and concepts covered in this course will provide attendees with the ability to optimize existing titrations, apply new approaches where needed and consistently provide titration data that is accurate and precise.

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Kerri-Ann Blake is an Applications Specialist for Metrohm USA in Riverview, Florida. She earned her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida where she was a researcher at the Particle Engineering Research Center. Kerri-Ann joined the Applications team at Metrohm USA in 2012 focusing on titrations. She has since expanded her portfolio of technologies to include Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy. She performs internal as well as customer training. Kerri-Ann also has experience with writing ASTM methods and has participated in interlaboratory studies. She is the go-to person for titration method development. Frederick Fiddler is presently the Director of Technical Support at Metrohm USA. He has over thirteen years’ experience in analytical chemistry spanning; Titrations, Voltammetry, XRF and INAA. For the past 10 years Frederick has worked with the Metrohm group to resolve Karl Fischer related applications across multiple industries. Frederick received his B.Sc in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.