Analytical Skills Course in Spanish for Member States for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Madrid, Spain

3 – 14 June 2019


The goal of the course is to improve participants’ practical skills in analysing chemicals related to the Convention and in using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).


The course will consist of the following elements:

  • the preparation of environmental samples;
  • the properties of chemicals related to the Convention;
  • an introduction to GC and GC-MS equipment;
  • the interpretation of mass spectra;
  • exercises on sample preparation;
  • the use of GC and GC-MS equipment;
  • an introduction to the Convention and related compounds synthesis;
  • an introduction to AMDIS1 software;
  • an introduction to the Quality Assurance System according to standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005;2 and
  • the reporting of results during OPCW proficiency tests.

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