Ion chromatography (IC) training for laboratories

Your teams need IC training...

What is the principle of ion chromatography (IC or ICL)?

Ion chromatography (IC) is one of the oldest chromatographic analysis techniques known as ion exchange resins. The principle of Ion Chromatography is simple: a column is composed of a resin charged either positively (to separate anions) or negatively (to separate cations).

In addition, the eluent serves as a carrier for the anions and cations to be separated. As for the detection of anions and cations by Ion Chromatography, it is done by a conductimeter detector.

Finally, the analysis by Ion Chromatography also allows the characterization of anions such as sulfates, chlorides, bromides or fluorides.

Why realise an ion chromatography (IC) training ?

The applications of IC analysis are multiple…you will be able to : 

  • Analysis of anions by Ion Chromatography IC

  • Carry out analysis of halogens by Ion Chromatography IC

  • Characterize materials

  • Carry out custom chemical analysis

  • Carry out chemical analysis of anions: ulfates, chlorides, bromides, fluorides

FILAB's ion chromatography (IC) training...

You have just acquired a CI in your laboratory? The competent person(s) are no longer part of your team? Would you like to improve your expertise in IC analysis and the use of results?

As an accredited training organization, FILAB supports your teams in the use of the liquid chromatography analysis technique (IC or LC), whatever your sector of activity.

Indeed, this technique has many applications, particularly in the aeronautics, plastics, automotive, finished chemicals and energy sectors.

At FILAB, we develop and offer our clients tailor-made training courses, in line with your industrial issues or analytical challenges. 

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Ion exchange resin works by exchanging ions in a solution with other ions that are bound to the surface of the resin. The resin consists of a network of crosslinked polymer beads that are coated with charged functional groups. These functional groups attract and bind to ions that have the opposite charge.


For example, cation exchange resins have negatively charged functional groups that bind to positively charged ions, while anion exchange resins have positively charged functional groups that bind to negatively charged ions. When a solution is passed through a bed of ion exchange resin, the ions in the solution interact with the charged functional groups on the surface of the resin beads.


As the ions in the solution bind to the functional groups on the resin, they are removed from the solution and replaced by other ions that were previously bound to the resin. This process continues until all of the available binding sites on the resin have been occupied by ions from the solution.


To regenerate the ion exchange resin, it is typically washed with a solution that contains a higher concentration of the desired ion. For example, if a cation exchange resin has bound to sodium ions, it can be regenerated by washing the resin with a solution of hydrochloric acid, which replaces the sodium ions with hydrogen ions.


Overall, ion exchange resin is a highly effective method for removing and exchanging ions in a solution. By carefully selecting the appropriate ion exchange resin and optimizing the conditions of the treatment process, it is possible to achieve highly selective and efficient ion exchange.

There are several reasons why you may want to consider turning to Filab laboratory to train your employees in ion chromatography:


  • Expertise: Filab laboratory is a recognized expert in the field of analytical chemistry, with extensive experience in ion chromatography and related techniques. Their team of highly skilled and experienced professionals can provide your employees with the training they need to develop and maintain their analytical skills.


  • Customized training programs: Filab laboratory can work with you to develop customized training programs that are tailored to the specific needs of your organization. They can provide training on a wide range of topics, including theory, practical techniques, troubleshooting, and data analysis.


  • Hands-on training: Filab laboratory offers hands-on training to ensure that your employees have the opportunity to develop their practical skills in a real-world setting. They can provide access to state-of-the-art analytical equipment, allowing your employees to gain experience with the latest technologies and techniques.


  • Quality assurance: Filab laboratory has a strong focus on quality assurance and can provide your employees with training on best practices for ensuring accurate, reliable, and reproducible results. They can also provide guidance on quality control procedures and data management.


  • Cost-effective solution: By turning to Filab laboratory for your training needs, you can benefit from their expertise and resources without having to invest in expensive training programs or equipment. This can be a cost-effective solution for organizations looking to develop the skills of their employees while controlling costs.

Filab laboratory can provide your employees with the training they need to develop and maintain their analytical skills in ion chromatography. For any R&D training in overall chemical analysis, please contact us.

The ion chromatography training is a program designed to teach individuals how to accurately and reliably 

  • measure anions using IC
  • measure halogens using IC
  • measure ions in various types of samples
  • characterize materials
  • design, develop, and perform accurate and reliable chemical analysis for specific applications

The training provides hands-on experience with state-of-the-art analytical equipment and software, and is suitable for individuals with a background in chemistry or related fields. By completing the training, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out a variety of analytical tasks around ion chromatography.

Thomas ROUSSEAU Scientific and Technical Director
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