Detection characterisation of Nanomaterials in complex matrices


Detection and characterisation of Nanomaterials in complex matrices

The number of consumer products (e.g. cosmetics, food) containing nanomaterials (NM) is rapidly increasing and will increase further in the future. To determine the benefits as well as the potential risks of NM, analytical methods for their detection and characterisation are a prerequisite.

Organisator RIKILT Wageningen University & Research

di 9 juni 2015 tot do 11 juni 2015

Locatie Vitea, building number 123, Akkerlmaalsbos 2, 6708 WB, Wageningen


The training is organised by RIKILT Wageningen UR and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the EU FP7 project QualityNano to disseminate knowledge concerning the use, detection and characterisation of nanomaterials in general, and in food and consumer products specifically. There are no costs involved with following the training, however, the number of participants is limited, due to the practical nature of the course.

The training is planned directly after the NanoLytica 2015 which is organized by RIKILT and Perkin Elmer.

Nanoparticle analysis

A limited number of analytical methods exists to detect and characterize nanoparticles. Single-particle ICP-MS (spICP-MS) based analysis offers new opportunities to analyse low nanoparticle concentrations in complex matrices like food, consumer products and biological tissues, and enables quantitative particle measurement. spICP-MS is currently in the process of becoming an ISO Technical Specification. In this 3-days hands-on technical training you will practice yourself in sample preparation and instrumental analysis of nanomaterials using spICP-MS.

Target audience

Are you working in companies, scientific institutes or laboratories involved in the analysis, toxicology or risk assessment of nanomaterials than this course will provide you with knowledge on the analytical tools used for the detection and characterisation of nanomaterials.

Course deliverables

By visiting the NanoLytica 2015 and following the training course you will learn about:

•    The state of the art of analytical techniques and application areas
•    Current international legislation for NM
•    Sample preparation methods for NM in complex matrices incl. hand-on training
•    Instrumental techniques for the detection and characterisation of NM with the focus on single-particle ICP-MS incl. hands-on training on different ICP-MS systems.


None. Participation is free.