PROCESS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in CHEMISTRY
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2017/2018
Credits: 
8
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
120
Requirements: 

No specific prerequisite is required.

At the end of each module, the student will prepare and deliver a project on a topic related to the course.
The exam will be oral, and will consist in the presentation and discussion of the project presented at the end of each module. At the end of the examination, the vote will be in thirtieths, and will consist in assessing the ability to respond correctly to the theoretical question, in the quality of the projects and the ability to present the project and discuss the theoretical and practical aspects.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course will introduce students to the automation in analytical chemistry and to process analytical chemistry.
This course will be divided into two modules. The first module will be dedicated to the acquisition of data in process and analytical chemistry. The basic principles of analogic and digital electronics will be discussed, as well as the data treatment. Here, the principal categories of physical and chemical sensors will be presented.
The second module will be dedicated to the development and understanding of automation in chemical analysis, and to the chemical processes and the methodologies of process control and optimization.

Sensors and Basic Electronics (32 hours)
- The basic principles of analogic and digital electronics.
- Chemical data acquisition; DA and Ad conversion.
- Some ascpect of statistical data treatment with specific application to chemical data.
- Sensors in Analyical and Process Chemistry:
o Physical sensors (temperature, pressure, flow, light etc.)
o Chemical sensors (electrochemical, spectroscopic)

Process analytical chemistry and automation (32 hours)
- why automation in analytical chemistry : instrumental strategies
- Robotics in analytical chemistry

- process analytical chemistry-examples of basic chemistry
- basic electronics
- Process Analytical Chemistry : theories and examples of basic chemical processes
- introduction to industrial process control (PID, SCADA etc.)
The course will take place both from a theoretical point of view with lectures in the courtroom, and with examples drawn from experts in the field.

Handouts provided by the teacher for both lectures and tutorials website Consultation on process analytical chemistry. Use of textbooks, provided by the teacher in class.

During the course, there shall be a continuous interchange between teacher and students, in order to have a continuous perception learning State. The active role of student will be kept as a key aspect of the teaching process. The teaching approach will be always take into account that students will have to apply the theoretical knowledge in the classroom into the workplace.