Course form: short introduction on electronics and programming by lecturer, work in small groups of participants.
The workshop provides basic knowledge of how to set up transistor array-based system for solenoid pumps actuation. You will learn how to set up simple electronic circuit based on breadboard and microcontroller and program it in C, the simplest widely-used programming language for open-source microcontrollers.
By the end of the workshop, a participant should be able to write simple program in C to control its own prepared electronic circuit for actuation of module for single standard calibration.
Workshop does not assume any prior programming nor electronics experience and will be paced accordingly. High school-level mathematics and informatics or equivalent are required.
Course form: short introduction to capillary electrophoresis (theory of CE, migration, electroosmotic flow, basic instrumentation – capillaries, high voltage power sources, detectors) and demonstration of an in-laboratory built CE instrument, tips on building a DYI CE system
The workshop will provide basic knowledge on capillary electrophoresis and on building a lab-made CE instrument with commercially available parts. You will learn some basic theoretical knowledge on the migration phenomena, choice of separation electrolytes, injection and analysis as well as construction of a CE instrument including all parts – high voltage power supply, detection, data acquisition.
In the practical part, a construction of a CE instrument from available parts will be demonstrated.
By the end of the workshop, a participant should be able to understand basics of CE, build his own instrument from the parts and run a simple CE analysis.
Workshop does not assume any prior deep knowledge of CE, but knowledge of analytical chemistry is required, additionally a knowledge of general chemistry, and/or basic technical skills are an advantage.
Course form: short introduction on the principles of the RGB model, own work of participants in pairs or threes
The workshop will provide basic theoretical and practical information on using the RGB model for comprehensive evaluation and comparison of analytical methods, considering three main attributes: analytical performance (Red), safety/eco-friendliness (Green) and productivity/practical effectiveness (Blue).
Participants will be familiar with the advantages offered by the RGB model as an auxiliary tool in the overall assessment of analytical methods, and will also gain the skills of practical work with a specially dedicated Excel worksheet (DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b01872).
Participation in the workshop does not require prior experience in working with the RGB model. High school-level mathematics is required. Basic knowledge of green analytical chemistry is welcome.