Università degli studi dell'Insubria

Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Requirements: 

Knowledge of general, inorganic and organic chemistry.

The student will have to demonstrate her/his knowledge on the topics presented in the classroom, as well as her/his ability to discuss such topics in an interdisciplinary manner in the field of Environmental and Natural Sciences.
The final mark will be in 30th.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

MODULO B - Environmental Analytical Chemistry
The student will acquire the following abilities:

The knowledge of the basic principles of modern instrumental analysis and analytical instrumentation.
The choice of the most suitable technique and its application to real examples of the analysis of liquid as well as solid samples (water, ice, rock and minerals, soil food and beverages.)
The ability of performing statical evaluation of environmental data.

The student will learn the theoretical basis and the applications of modern instrumental analytical techniques.
Particular emphasis will be given to in-situ techniques and their application to environmental analysis.
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: main problems from chemical pollution. Interactions amnog the environmental compartments: air, water, soil.
Calibration – Linear regression, standard addition, external standard. Statistics of calibration : LOD, LOQ,LOL. (6h)
Sampling - Sampling, sample stabilization, sample pretreatment. (6h)
Elemental and Speciation analysis- Selected aspects of speciation in environment. Combustion Elemental analysis. (6h)
Electroanalytical techniques : conductimetry, potentiometry, amperometry, voltammetry. Environmental applications. (2h)
Spectrometry and spectrophotometry : molecular spectroscopy (UV-vis, NDIR, DOAS); atomic spectroscopy (AAS, ICP) Lambert-Beer quantitation, elemental and molecular analysis, environmental applications. (8h)
Cromatography – general aspects, GC, HPLC, detector selection, practical aspects of selected environmental analysis. (8h)
Mass spectrometry in environmental analysis : dating, isotope analysis, molecular recognition, hyphenation with optical emission and cromatography. (8h)
Selected applications – analysis of organic compounds (pesticides, POP’s, VOC’s, etc.). Inorganic analysis. Water, Ice, food analysis. (4h)

MODULE B – APPLIED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
- W.Fifield and P.J.Haines, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Blackie Academic and Professional
- photocopies and technical papers supplied by the tutor during the course.

This course will be delivered as lessons in the lecture room. Lab examples may be given

MODULE B – APPLIED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Office hours will be by appointment (phone or e-mail) in all weekdays in Como (Via Valleggio) or in Varese (Via Dunant).

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