Nutrient Analysis Workshop

Plymouth University, 26-28th June 2012

This hands-on workshop will focus on methods for the determination of the macronutrients nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about, and discuss, quality issues pertaining to N and P analysis in water samples before embarking on a series of practical sessions. There will be an opportunity to get hand-on experience with techniques for the determination of N and P species in water samples: namely spectrophotometry using a segmented flow analyser (nitrate and phosphate), fluorimetry (ammonium), high temperature catalytic combustion (organic nitrogen). In addition, the application of flow injection techniques will be introduced to present attendees with ideas for building their own system for nutrient determinations.

The course will include lectures on analytical quality control and the cycling of N and P in aquatic systems and there will be ample opportunity for discussion, data analysis and interpretation, and networking.

The fee for this 3-day course will be £450, which includes pre-course materials, daily refreshments and lunch, and a workshop dinner on the 27th June.

For further details contact Dr Mark Fitzsimons ( You can register online.

Posted on: Mar 13, 07:42 PM by: Mark Fitzsimons.