Sep 09, 2015
There is a shortcoming in our current educational system. There is too much rote learning, and not enough time given to let science-minded students explore a topic. Overall, when students ask their own questions (not ones given to them by instructors), they become more invested in finding the answers.
Aug 18, 2015
Tony Taylor provides an exercise to highlight the ease with which instrument error in our data can be estimated when using methods involving linear regression. He also discusses the importance, under certain circumstances, of our clients (internal or external) and us being aware of the true precision of our data.
Aug 11, 2015
We recently published a study of water quality from 550 water wells in the Barnett Shale of North Texas. Using a suite of analytical techniques, we were able to find new evidence of the potential impact of unconventional natural gas extraction on environmental quality.
Jul 24, 2015
The Column
LCGC Blogger Kevin Schug has uncovered some surprising knowledge gaps in method validation and forensic analysis.
Jul 14, 2015
Using ESI-MS to perform quantitative binding analyses and determine association constants depends on the ability of the ionization process to preserve the system equilibrium.
Jul 07, 2015
The Column
LCGC Blogger Tony Taylor presents his eight steps for improving your solid-phase extraction (SPE) results.
Jul 07, 2015
E-Separation Solutions
If you use SPE in your work, then most likely it’s very important to the success of your applications, and its proper implementation will be key to the performance of your analyses. In an effort to help you develop a better understanding of the technique, LCGC blogger Tony Taylor offers eight steps to solid-phase extraction success.
Jun 15, 2015
Once you have mastered the terminology and symbology the actual mathematics for the models and approaches used at the level which is useful to practicing analytical chemists is really very straightforward indeed.
Jun 08, 2015
For the analytical community, method validation in some form or another is a natural extension of best practice in the analytical laboratory. However, the notion of method validation, and many aspects of detailed forensics analysis, are not well understood by most lawyers and judges.
May 12, 2015
E-Separation Solutions
While some of the relationships between parameters in gradient HPLC are complex, others are reasonably straightforward. Here, Tony Taylor explains, through an example, how adjusting the flow rate can improve resolution between critical peak pairs.
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