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IMPRS-gBGC workshop 'Analytical Techniques'

>> Register here by October 28, 2019

Category: Skill course
0.2 CP per course day

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  1.   1.  Overview
  2.   2.  Registration
  3.   3.  Agenda
  4.   4.  Participants

>> Analytical Techniques 2016

This skill course provides insights into different analytical techniques which are applied to resolve key questions in global biogeochemistry and related Earth system sciences. Please do not participate in a course module if you are already familiar with the technique. The modules will give introductions to the methods. They do not address users.

1.  Overview

Date: November-December, 2019
- MPI-BGC, Hans-Knöll-Str. 10
- Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (IAAC), seminar room #127, Lessingstr. 8
- Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Albert-Einstein-Straße 9
- Institute of Geosciences (IGW), Burgweg 11
- Institute of Microbiology, Neugasse 25
- Trace Gas Analysis and Gas Standard Preparation Flask and Calibration Laboratory (CAL-FCL), Kahlaische Str. 4

2.  Registration

Please register here by October 28 for the modules you are interested in.

3.  Agenda

L = lecture, S = seminar, D = demonstration, P = Practical

Day & Time Type Content Who & Where
1 day in the week of Nov 11-15 IsoLab Heiko Moossen (MPI-BGC)
9.00-11.00 am L Introduction to stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
11.00-12.00 am D Lab tour through the IsoLab A1.019 (MPI-BGC)
tbd Volatile organic compounds Carlos Sanchez-Arcos (IAAC, FSU)
9:00-11.00 am L "Headspace SPME, GC/MS"

Basics, enrichment of compounds from the gaseous phase → analysis

Seminar room #127 (Lessingstr. 8)
11.00 am - 1.00 pm P Lab class "DMS from water samples" as an example + discussion & transfer of results (group 1) Lab (Lessingstr. 8)
1.00-3.00 pm P Lab class "DMS from water samples" as an example + discussion & transfer of results (group 2) Lab (Lessingstr. 8)
tbd Extraction methods and associated techniques Molecular Biogeochemistry group (MPI-BGC)
9.00-12.00 am


1.00-4.00 pm
L, D
  • Extraction
  • Column and gas chromatography
    • liquid/liquid extraction
    • solid phase extraction
    • distribution ratio
    • selectivity
    • reading chromatograms
  • Recovery rate
  • Calibration
  • Quantification of alkanes
B0.004 (MPI-BGC)
Mon, Nov 18 Raman spectroscopy Torsten Frosch (FSU Jena / IPHT)
10-12 am L Raman spectroscopy B0.004 (MPI-BGC)
1-4 pm D, P Lab class: Raman gas spectroscopy OR Raman microspectroscopy of minerals Lab (IPHT)
Fri, Nov, 8 GasLab Armin Jordan & Daniel Rzesanke (MPI-BGC)
9.00-11.30 am L
  • Principles of trace gas measuring techniques
    • Spectroscopy: laser-optical gas analysers, FTIR, NDIR
    • Chromatography: GC
  • Requirements for high-precision trace gas measurements (Standardisation, quality control)
  • Sampling —> Laboratory analyses
  • Critical consideration of interferences
B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
12.30-13.30 pm D Tour through the Trace Gas Analysis and Gas Standard Preparation Flask and Calibration Laboratory
CAL-FCL (Kahlaische Str. 4)
1 day in the week of Nov 25-29 14C Analytics Axel Steinhof (MPI-BGC)
10:15-11:30 am L Introduction to Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
11:30-12:00 am D Lab tour C01.005 (MPI-BGC)
with reservation Principles of Good Laboratory Praxis Dr. Michael Raessler (MPI-BGC)
9.00-11.00 am S
  • Lab organisation
  • Documentation starting from arrival of samples
  • Helpful advice for 'customers' of analytical facilities
B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
Wed, Dec 4 Routine Measurements and Analysis Ines Hilke, Sonja Rosenlöcher, Birgit Fröhlich (MPI-BGC)
9.00-10.30 am L How to determine carbon, nitrogen, and other parameters in solid and liquid samples?
  • overview of analytical methods (e.g. elemental analysis, sum parameter analysis, flow injection analysis, and ion chromatography)
  • no limits? - instrumentation, pro and cons of application
B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
11.00-12.00 am D Demonstration of analytical methods and laboratory instruments A1.019 (MPI-BGC)
13.00-16.00 pm P Analytics of solid and liquid sample A1.019 (MPI-BGC)

4.  Participants

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