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Course Title: Karl Fischer Analysis for All Samples Types: Solids, Liquids and Gases
Categories: 1 - Petroleum Analysis
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Sample Preparation
4 - Spectroscopy
Instructor(s): Frederick Fiddler / Kyle Hollister Course Number: 118
Affiliation: Metrohm
Course Date: 03/06/2017 - Monday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
No matter which industry you work in, Karl Fischer (KF) analysis can be performed on any sample type to determine moisture content. KF analysis can pose many challenges, so understanding and minimizing side reaction, pH control and sample preparation will help you develop methods for fast, accurate and reliable analysis. This course exposes the attendee to the challenges of KF method development and provides case study examples from food and beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, polymer and quality control labs. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of KF reagents, sample preparation techniques, applications and instrumentation for all sample types.

Target Audience
This course focuses on defining the concepts in KF analysis and the challenges faced by industries with simple and complex sample matrices. Practical approaches are discussed to address challenges with liquids, gas and solids. This course is ideal for laboratory technicians, chemists, quality control personnel and all lab-related functions that utilize the technique.

Course Outline
After attending this course you will learn how to minimize side reactions through proper reagent selection, and effective pH control. Understand how sample preparation and handling techniques promotes complete release of water for accurate Karl Fischer titration. Some sample preparation techniques covered in this course are: Karl Fischer Oven technique, Oil Evaporator, Integrated homogenizer, and Gas Delivery Analysis. The use of NIR spectroscopy along with convention Karl Fischer technique will also be reviewed.

Course Instructor's Biography
Frederick Fiddler has over thirteen years of experience in analytical chemistry spanning Titrations, Voltammetry, XRF and INAA. For the past 10 years Frederick has worked with the Metrohm group focusing primarily on Titration-related applications, specifically Karl Fischer, Potentiometric and Thermometric titrations across multiple industries. Frederick received his B.Sc in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Kyle Hollister is a Technical Applications Specialist at Metrohm USA, with a focus on Near-Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy. Kyle received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and also has a background in engineering, previously earning his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. Kyle worked as a Project Engineer/Subject Matter Expert in Chemistry before joining Metrohm.