Welcome to the December issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter !

With this issue at the end of the year we continue our series of "brief summaries" facilitating the access to information about major topics in speciation analysis. While most of the speciation analytical methods are based on the use of hyphenated techniques such as HPLC-ICP-MS, CE-ICP-MS or GC-ICP-MS, also other mainly atomic spectrometric techniques are used   (ICP-AES, AFS and HG-AAS). For species separation not only chromatography and electrophoresis is used but also modern non-chromatographic methods (see the brief summary: Non-chromatographic separation techniques for speciation analysis).

As starting pages providing access to more specific information  we have  now added two pages on "Liquid-liquid extraction in speciation analysis" and "Solid-phase extraction in speciation analysis". As all "Brief summaries" these pages give access to a wealth of information both to EVISA resources as well as external sources. As all pages on the EVISA platform, brief summaries are frequently updated and kept topical.

We thank you all for your interest and your fidelity and we hope that we can  meet your expectation also during the next year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous Year 2017

Your EVISA team


EVISA is keeping you updated  with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and informations from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

With all the links to further information and publications the News archive is a valuable collection of "hot topics" in speciation analysis. We continuously update even former news with new links and information so that all news are actual all the time.

Solid-phase extraction in speciation analysis
Solid phase extraction (SPE) is the most common and widespread separation method used for analyte enrichment, matrix removal and medium exchange.

Liquid-liquid extraction in speciation analysis
Since most of the elemental detection methods are based on atomic spectrometry or elemental mass spectrometry, they do not provide any species related information. Using these techniques for speciation analysis, species separation has to performed before by a selective separation technique. For simple binary speciation or preliminary fractionation, liquid-liquid extraction can serve such purpose.

With a list of about 50 current entries EVISA is informing you about interesting events and keeps you updated with their deadlines. By consulting our list of deadlines you won't miss the opportunity for early registration at reduced fee or the chance to submit your contribution in time.
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14th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry

Date:     April 2,2017 - April 7,2017
Location:     Hotel Senac Ilha do Boi, in the city of Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
November 18,2016    Submission of abstracts
December 2,2016    Early registration at reduced fee
December 23,2016    Notification of acceptance

NAWLA2015: 2nd North American Workshop on Laser Ablation

Date:     May 25,2017 - May 27,2017
Location:     University of Texas at Austin, USA.
January 3,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

HPLC 2017: 45th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques

Date:     June 18,2017 - June 22,2017
Location:     Prague, Czech Republic
January 23,2017    Submission of abstracts for oral presentations
March 6,2017    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
March 20,2017    Early registration at reduced fee
June 1,2017    Submission of abstracts for late posters

ICMGP 2017: 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

Date:     July 16,2017 - July 21,2017
Location:     Providence, Rhode Island, USA
December 15,2016    Submission of abstracts
April 15,2017    Notification of acceptance
May 31,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

ICOBTE 2017: International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements

Date:     July 16,2017 - July 20,2017
Location:     ETH Zurich, Switzerland
January 2,2017    Submission of abstracts
March 24,2017    Notification of acceptance
July 4,2017    On-line registration

CEST2017: 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

Date:     August 31,2017 - September 2,2017
Location:     Rhodes, Greece
December 31,2016    Submission of abstracts
March 15,2017    Submission of full papers
June 1,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation
analysis is missing in our Agenda.

XXIth Slovak - Czech Spectroscopic Conference
Location: The Low Tatras - Liptovský Ján, Slovakia
Date: 16.10.2016 - 20.10.2016

ICBTECE 2017: 19th International Conference on Biogeochemistry, Trace Elements and Chemical Engineering
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 13.01.2017 - 14.01.2017

COST Action ES1205: Engineered nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwatEr to Rivers
Location: Aveiro, Portugal
Date: 07.02.2017 - 08.02.2017

EWCPS 2017: European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Sankt Anton, Austria
Date: 19.02.2017 - 24.02.2017

PittCon 2017: 46th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date: 05.03.2017 - 09.03.2017

14th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry
Location: Hotel Senac Ilha do Boi, in the city of Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Date: 02.04.2017 - 07.04.2017


EVISA provides information about open positions for Ph.D. students, PostDocs and permanent staff in the field of speciation. Looking to fill a vacancy or needing a new career challenge? Either way this service is FREE. Many laboratories and research facilities (from Greenland to Crete) have already found their highly educated stuff through this service by EVISA. If you would like to post an open position here, please contact us at info@speciation.net !


Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG): Diplom-/Masterarbeit: Entwicklung von speziesanalytischen Methoden zum Nachweis und Untersuchung von metallbasierten Antifouling Bioziden in aquatischen Matrizes
Ziel der ausgeschriebenen Diplom-/Masterarbeit (Chemie, Umweltwissenschaften und verwandten Studiengängen) ist die Entwicklung komplementärer speziesanalytischer Methoden zur Identifizierung und Quantifizierung relevanter metallbasierter Biozide und Spezies der Verbindungen in aquatischen Matrizes.

SCK-CEN Belgium: Development and validation of HPLC-SF-ICP-MS methodologies for characterization of spent nuclear fuel
The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) recently opened its call for PhD and post-doc positions (2016 campaign). Two challenging research topics on SF-ICP-MS method development are offered for this purpose by the Radiochemistry expert group.



Dartmouth College: Lab Tech/Research Assistant
Dartmouth College is looking for a LabTechnician/Research Assistant to prepare geochemical and biological solid and liquid samples for elemental analysis by ICP-MS using standard techniques.

Nestlé: Trainee
Nestlé Research Center is currently and urgently looking for a trainee for a period of 6 months starting in February 2017.

National Research Council Canada: Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry
We are looking to fill one or more Research Associate (RA) positions to support our Measurement Science and Standards Portfolio. The RA would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.


EVISA's directory of scientist is a versatile tool to facilitate contact with scientists in the field of speciation and related sciences. The directory is fully searchable for names, addresses, research topics etc.  You should bookmark this directory as an always up-to-date address book. (In order to hinder SPAM robots for collecting the E-mail accounts, we hide them in a special format).

More than 280 active scientists in the field of speciation analysis already joined the directory. Join this great directory that is extensively linked to all type of other information on this site, such as homepages, conferences and literature.

If your entry is still missing in this directory, please contact us at info@speciation.net.



EVISA provides an easy access to external information. Our database contains more than 2750 links to relevant information from numerous top scientific resources spread over the whole Web. The database is searchable both via full-text and categories such as elements, type of species and type of information. We are permanently updating our links section.

If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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