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Over 3 ˝ days, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC) will bring together two established analytical conferences to the 500 year old venue of the King’s College at the University of Aberdeen.

Both meetings traditionally focus on trace element analysis, with BNASS focussing on the promotion and development of both fundamental and applied atomic spectroscopy in all sample types, and TraceSpec featuring foremost the analysis of the molecular form of metals and metalloids in environmental, material and biological tissues.
This TANDEM conference aims to bring these two analytical communities closer together with a programme that draws out topical and vibrant areas from both and importantly making room for overlap and overarching themes. The TANDEM conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of analytical equipment in the historical setting of Elphinstone Hall, where the poster exhibition and coffee breaks will also take place to set the scene for thriving discussions.

Date: 31.08.2014 - 04.09.2014
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: University of Aberdeen– Aberdeen, Scotland
Contact: CPD Services, Research and Innovation
University of Aberdeen
University Office
King's College
AB24 3FX

Tel: +44 (0)1224 272523
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272319

Email: cpdservices@abdn.ac.uk
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄www.abdn.ac.uk⁄events⁄bnass-tracespec-2014⁄

BNASS 2014 – 17th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium

This meeting has been organised for over 30 years by the Atomic Spectroscopy Group of the RSC, and provides an ideal forum for manufacturer, professional analysts and scientists who are interested in analytical atomic spectrometry and its applications.

TraceSpec 2014 – 14th Workshop on Progress in Trace Metal Speciation for Environmental Analytical Chemistry

The TraceSpec meeting is unique because that it traditionally brings together users of hyphenated atomic and molecular spectrometric techniques such as HPLC-ICPMS and HPLC-ESI-MS with those who use dynamic speciation techniques (voltammetry, DGT, etc.), direct in-situ surface methods (XANES, EXAFS)  and thermodynamic or  kinetic based modelling.

The BNASS and TraceSpec Tandem Conference will focus on the following aspects:

  • Total element measurements, down to ultra-trace levels in all sample types using element-specific techniques.
  • Techniques include Atomic Absorption (ETV, Flame and Hydride / Cold-Vapour generation), Atomic Emission (FAES, ICP-OES, ), Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Atomic Fluorescence (AFS) and Glow Discharge systems.
  • Use of XRF for total element measurements and elemental mapping.
  • Laser-assisted plasma spectrometry. Sample presentation techniques and isotope analysis.
  • Non-traditional element analysers for non-metals, eg fluorine using techniques such as CS-MAS.
  • QC / QA, reference materials, spectroscopic standards and chemometric data handling.
  • Speciation of metal(loid)s in oceanography and freshwaters.
  • Elemental speciation in soil and plant interaction.
  • Elemental speciation methods of colloids and nano-particles.
  • Speciation studies combining several techniques.
  • Speciation analysis in biological tissues and body fluids.
  • Speciation analysis in farm to fork and in legislation.


May 2,2014Extended: Submission of abstracts
June 15,2014Standard registration at reduced fee

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