Fundamentals of Ion Chromatography

The Fundamentals of Ion Chromatography is an in-depth course covering the flow path and function of IC systems, routine operation through MagIC Net software, and required maintenance for optimal functionality.  Our interactive, hands-on training gives you the practice you need to operate your system with confidence.

Who should attend?   

Those new to ion chromatography, new to Metrohm software, and existing users who want a deeper understanding of IC in general; no previous IC experience is required

What knowledge will you leave with?  

A fundamental understanding of IC analysis, how to operate your Metrohm IC system, how to maintain it and troubleshoot common issues

Price: $2,250 USD $2,950 CAD


Day 1: Basic IC Theory and Operation

DAY 1: Basic IC Theory and Operation

  • IC Theory and flow path: Separation, detection methods, automation and sample preparation; flow path exercises
  • Preparing for IC analysis: Water and reagent quality; eluent preparation; best practices for calibration
  • System operation: Purging IC pump; leak and sample flow checks; setting up a determination series
  • Demonstration of capability: Calibration test; reproducibility/ accuracy test; carry-over test
Day 2: MagIC Net Software and Data Review

DAY 2: MagIC Net Software and Data Review

  • MagIC Net databases: Creation of databases, structure and features, monitoring and backup, data export/import
  • Data evaluation: Chromatography features; reprocessing calibrations and data; calibration functions and linearity; check standards; matrix spikes; reporting and exporting data
Day 3: Routine Maintenance and Troubleshooting (1/2 Day)

DAY 3:  Routine Maintenance and Troubleshooting (1/2 Day)

  • Routine IC maintenance: Maintenance schedule; hands-on practice changing consumable parts
  • Troubleshooting: Strategies, common issues, troubleshooting exercises