We are excited to be at Pittcon® 2019 in Philadelphia this year! Like you, we cannot wait to take advantage of photo ops with the LOVE statue and taste-testing at the famous Reading Terminal Market. But we are most excited for the chance to see all of you in person! Pittcon is one of the few annual events where we can step out from behind our screens and show you that your business is important to us.

Find us at Pittcon 2019 in Booth 1506-1507, with the following Malvern Panalytical instruments on display:

While in our booth, take a guess at how many particles are in the jar for a chance to win a $250.00 Amazon gift card, and/or accept the challenge and try to beat the Epsilon 1 XRF spectrometer at a beer identification taste test held every afternoon in our booth’s specialized bar area!

Leading up to the Conference and Expo, we encourage you to plan your Pittcon 2019 – Register and pay in advance to attend a Malvern Panalytical short course:

  • Sunday, March 17 (SC098; 1-5pm)Ana Morfesis presents on, “Water Treatment and the Benefits of Light Scattering Characterization.” Summary: Drinking water in the US and developed nations of the world is treated to remove contamination of foreign materials, both mineral and organic. Surface water treatment, water remediation and waste water treatment are critical issues in providing safe drinking water to an ever-growing world population. Control of turbidity and removal of NOM remains one of the main challenges facing water utilities, especially when changes in source water and equipment issues require rapid action to maintain stable floc formation. One of the requirements for removing or inactivating particulate contaminants as well as biological parasites is to enhance the coagulation capabilities in water treatment facilities. Objectives of this short course are to discuss the role that light scattering, turbidity and zeta potential can play in optimizing water clarification.
  • Monday, March 18 (SC018; 8:30am-5pm)Alan Rawle presents on, “Fundamentals of Particle Size Analysis with an Emphasis on Light Scattering Techniques.” Summary: A 1-day course that will bring newcomers to the particle sizing field up to speed on the basics (including terminology, international standards and math) of particle size analysis. The main techniques (sieves, sedimentation, electrical sensing zone) will be covered but the main emphasis will be on light scattering techniques in particular dynamic light scattering (DLS; 1 – 1000 nm approx.) and laser diffraction (0.1 –3000 um approx.)
  • Tuesday, March 19 (SC056; 1-5pm)Ulf Nobbmann presents on, “Separations: Fundamentals of Advanced Gel Permeation & Size Exclusion Chromatography Detection.” Summary: Conventional chromatography relies solely on a single concentration detector (RI, UV) to find Mw, Mn, PDI, %aggregation, by comparing the elution volume of a sample to similar known standards. Light overcomes the significant limitations of this technique to provide a direct measurement of ‘absolute’ molecular weight, irrespective of the sample’s chemistry, composition, shape and structure. This is particularly useful for novel advanced polymers and proteins. The addition of a viscometer detector provides extra information around the intrinsic viscosity, structure and size of molecules down to the smallest molecular weights.
  • Tuesday, March 19 (SC019; 8:30am-12:30pm)Alan Rawle presents on, “Sampling for Particle Size Analysis.” Summary: A ½-day course that will bring personnel in the particle sizing field up to speed on the basics and importance of sampling for particle size analysis. The course will deal with 2 main objectives – determination of the minimum mass required for any required precision and the calculation of the best fundamental sampling error (FSE) based on the mass used in any particle size determination. We will point out the major issues with sampling including delimitation errors and provide limited advice as to the recommended routes to take a reasonable sample and the dangers of taking limited or unrepresentative samples. The course is suited to users of all particle size analysis techniques from sieves to light scattering and there will be a practical exercise for attendees.

See you at Pittcon 2019 this March!

Schedule a demo at Pittcon 2019 – contact us at ask@malvernpanalytical.com