Absolute Basics of Karl Fischer (KF) Titration & Thermal Analysis (DSC & TGA)

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Course summary

  • Duration: 1 day for face-to-face | Total of 6.5 hours for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Beginner (some basic laboratory experience useful)
  • Course type: Universal, applicable to all instrumentation
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face OR online via live video, with instrument parts & consumables to see
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £250 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

What will you learn on this course?

This is a perfect introduction for absolute beginners to Karl Fischer and Thermal Analysis. The course will cover the what, why, where, when and how of Karl Fischer Titration (KF), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) & Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA).

  • What is Karl Fischer, DSC & TGA?
  • Why do we use Karl Fischer, DSC & TGA? How could it help solve problems and what answers could it give?
  • When do we use Karl Fischer, DSC & TGA? What types of analytes and samples can you use KF for?
  • How does KF, DSC & TGA work? and what instrumentation is available?
  • Where do we use KF, DSC & TGA? Which applications to answer what questions?

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about the different types of KF, DSC & TGA
  • You will understand the definition of KF, DSC & TGA
  • You will learn the principles & limitations of the techniques
  • You will learn about the principles and components of KF, DSC & TGA instrumentation
  • You will learn the purpose and principles of data analysis
  • You will learn about different sampling techniques for KF, DSC & TGA
  • You will learn about a number of industries and their application of KF, DSC & TGA

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners - those new to Karl Fischer or Thermal Analysis.
  • Analysts or Technicians looking for a refresher in these techniques.
  • Lab Managers and Line Managers - those who are responsible for the instruments or the analysts using them.
  • Data Analysts and Report Writers - technical specialists who aren't using the instruments but are using data from them.
  • Service Engineers and Consultant Engineers - those who look after or recommend the use of these instruments but don't have the chemistry background or chemistry viewpoint.
  • Those involved in the Sales or Marketing of these instruments, their consumables or their use for analysis - e.g. manufacturers, contract labs, media companies.

Individual Modules - Virtual Classroom training

For Virtual Classroom training, you can choose to attend the individual modules from this course:

This course is ideal either as stand-alone or prior to attending further bespoke KF or thermal analysis application development training.

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