Università degli studi dell'Insubria

CHIMICA ANALITICA DELL'ATMOSFERA

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2017/2018
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Credits: 
4
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
32
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (32 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic knowledge of analytical chemistry is requested.

A final written exam will verify the learning degree in terms of knowledge of the contents of the course, of understanding of their interconnections, and of ability to apply them in simple practical problems.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The goal of the course is to present a view of analytical problems in the atmospheric chemistry and anthropic impact effects.

1) 1. introduction of atmospheric chemistry
1.1. chemical-physical characteristics of the atmosphere
1.2. bio- geo- chemical cycles in the atmosphere
1.3. atmospheric reactions of oxygen
1.4. atmospheric reactions of nitrogen
1.5. atmospheric carbon dioxide
1.6. photochemical smog
2. analytical application
2.1. Field measurement of atmospheric composition
2.2. Fundamentals of infrared absorption spectroscopy
2.2.1. Trace gases in the atmosphere
2.2.2. In situ measurements
2.2.3. Remote measurements
2.2.4. examples of applications.
2.3. UV-Visible Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)
2.3.1. Principles
2.3.2. Applications
2.4. Fluorescence Methods
2.4.1. Basic aspects of fluorescence measurements
2.4.2. Applications
2.5. Mass Spectrometric Methods for Atmospheric Trace Gases
2.5.1. Atmospheric pressure ionisation-chemical ionisation mass spectrometer (API-CIMS)
2.5.2. The use of CIMS for radical measurement (OH)
2.5.3. Online aerosol mass spectrometry
2.5.4. Particle sizing methods
2.5.5. Ablation techniques
2.6. Chromatographic Methods
2.6.1. Gascromatography
2.6.2. HPLC

Slides: see-e-learning

Analytical Techniques for Atmospheric Measurement
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Dwayne E. Heard
ISBN: 9781405123570
Online ISBN: 9780470988510
DOI: 10.1002/9780470988510

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