Optimizing the Kjeldahl Method for Nitrogen Content in Food, Soil, and Water Samples

The Kjeldahl method is the world’s gold standard for determining nitrogen in food, animal feed, soil, and water samples.

Nearly all food, for animals and humans alike, contains nitrogen and protein–critical parameters for quality and pricing standards. Protein and nitrogen analysis is vital to the food and beverage and environmental industries, specifically soil and water samples, and can be quickly completed by our laboratory instruments.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get an introduction to the Kjeldahl method with a focus on the first step, digestion, which will include tips about how to deal with complex samples.
In this webinar, we will provide:
  • A brief overview of the Kjeldahl method, specifically for nitrogen determination
  • An in-depth discussion on how strategic approaches to specific samples can be optimized using this method
  • Tips on how to best deal with complex samples during the digestion process

Meet the Presenters:

Dr. Stephanie A. Smith, Manager for Xylem Lab Solutions

Dr. Smith manages Xylem Laboratory Solutions and has worked in technology development for over 20 years. Her career has been distinguished by her contributions to the field of harmful algal blooms and algal toxins. At YSI, she has been deeply involved in sensor development and oversees product offerings that integrate diverse technologies into water quality monitoring systems. She earned degrees in Biology from Missouri State University (B.S., M.S.) and Microbiology from The Ohio State University (Ph.D.).

Björn Krüger, Lab manager at Gerhardt Analytical Systems

Björn is an experienced Chemist with over 15 years of experience in the laboratory, 10 of those years at Gerhardt. He got his formal education in Chemistry at Goldenberg College of Europe.

Dr. Pedro Emilio Braun Streb, International Customer, and Application Support Specialist

Dr. Streb is a seasoned chemist with 12 years of experience in the laboratory with 3 years at Gerhardt. He earned his degrees in Chemical Biology (BSc) and Polymer Chemistry (MS) at TU Dortmund.

Can’t make it to the live webinar? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording post-webinar.