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: 
2018/2019
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Requirements: 

The preliminary knowledge of the basis of General and Inorganic Chemistry, as well as Organic Chemistry, is required.

Final Examination: 
Orale

The exam will consist in 4 questions, in written form, in order to evaluate final preparation of the student on all topics presented during the course. Each question will have a score of 7.5 point. The score will be in thirtieth (/30), for a final score of 30/30.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The Environmental Analytical Chemistry course will provide the student an integrated approach to the principles and evaluation of modern analytical chemical methods. This approach will be focussed on all environmental, as well as natural, compartments.
At the end of the course, the student will become familiar with :
- the theoretical and practical aspects of the modern instrumental analysis in the environmental field, as well as the statistical approach to data analysis.
- the choice and the application of such methods to sampling and analysis of solid and liquid samples.
- the critical evaluation of the obtained analytical data, as well as its statistical treatments, towards a multidisciplinary approach, paricularly for toxicological and mineralogical aspects.

The student will learn the theoretical basis and the applications of modern instrumental analytical techniques.
Particular emphasis will be given to the application of these techniques to the environmental analysis.

- Introduction: Calibration; Linear regression, standard addition, external standard. Statistics of calibration : LOD, LOQ,LOL. (6h)
- Sampling: sapling strategies, sample stabilization, sample pretreatment. Automatized sample dissolution (6h)
- Elemental and Speciation analysis: Selected aspects of speciation in environment. Combustion Elemental analysis. (6h)
- Electroanalytical techniques : Amperometry, voltammetry, stripping analysis. (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: dating ((14C, 210Pb,K/Ar, U/Th ecc.), isotope analysis, molecular recognition, hyphenation with cromatography. (8h)
- Selected applications: analysis of organic compounds (pesticides, POP’s, VOC’s, etc.). Inorganic analysis. Water, Ice, food analysis. (4h)

Please refer to "Contenuti" section.

Choose one textbook between:
W.Fifield and P.J.Haines, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Blackie Academic and Professional
D.C.Harris, Chimica Analitica Quantitativa, Zanichelli
- Powerpoint slides on the e-learning website
- photocopies and material given by the teacher in the classroom.

Convenzionale

The course consists in lessons held in the classroom with projected slides and powerpoint presentations (48 hours)

Professors