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Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) Training

DATE                     : 29TH JUNE 2020 – 30TH JUNE 2020

TIME                     : 9 a.m to 5.00 p.m.


The two-days training course for Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) had been held on 29th June 2020 to 30th June 2020 at Food Instrumentation Lab, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology. The training had been given by Ms. Lai Yi Kuan from Agilent Technologies. The purpose of this training is to provide the university staffs and students’ knowledge and skills needed for optimizing and troubleshooting basic flame atomic absorption. The basic theory and laboratory exercises includes experiments in controlling interferences as well as procedures for developing methods also had been covered in the course. Besides, the participants also had been introduced to hardware optimization and calibration, setting up the element parameter file, maintenance procedures, background correction, and flame emission analysis.

Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) is a technique for determining the elemental composition of an analyte present in samples by measuring the absorbed radiation by the chemical element of interest. AAS is a relatively simple and low-cost technique with high sensitivity and precision that are useful for wide applications including food technology. Thus, this training helps user to get familiarize with instrument and know the basic knowledge on how to use it.

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