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Moisture Control Blog Series Part 2: Ways to optimize moisture control in the Purge and Trap

Posted by Amy Nutter on Mon, Mar 06, 2023 @ 10:49 AM

In part one of this series, we learned why water vapor is bad for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis. In part two, we will explore ways we can optimize moisture control in the Purge and Trap (P&T) system.

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Tags: VOC, application chemist, Purge and Trap, Moisture Control

The Role of Mentoring in the Lab

Posted by Betsey Seibel on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 01:47 PM

“Research shows that the presence of effective mentoring relationships in the lives of early-career scientists is a strong indicator for career success.[i]


Many people can point to individuals that have helped them along their career path and life journey. For some, mentors have not only provided them personal and professional guidance, they have also given them a big break. They credit their mentors for their current positions and continue to lean on them for ongoing support.


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Tags: application chemist

What does an application chemist do?

Posted by Betsey Seibel on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

According to the American Chemistry Council, nearly 800,000 people in the United Sates are directly employed in the chemistry industry. In fact, chemical companies spent more than $56 billion in research and development in 2013, and 96 percent of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the chemical industry. In other words, a career in chemistry delivers a promising future.

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Tags: application chemist

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