PROCESS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY PART. A
- Assessment methods
- Learning objectives
- Teaching methods
No specific prerequisites are required.
At the end of part A, the student will prepare a project on a topic related to the course. Each project will consist in an oral PowerPoint presentation in the form of a 45-60 minute lesson.
The exam will be oral, and it will consist in the presentation during the course of the projects chosen by the student.
The course will introduce students to the automation in analytical chemistry and to process analytical chemistry.
This course will be divided into two parts.
The first part, part A which is indicated as “Sensors and Basic Electronics”, 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. Students will be able to understand and apply sensors in simple applications.
Part A. Sensors and Basic Electronics (32 hours)
- The basic principles of analogic and digital electronics (8h).
- Chemical data acquisition; DA and AD conversion (8h).
- Some aspects of statistical data treatment with specific application to chemical data (8h).
- Sensors in Analytical and Process Chemistry (8h):
o Physical sensors (temperature, pressure, flow, light etc.)
o Chemical sensors (electrochemical, spectroscopic)
o Teaching materials, PP presentations and application examples will be given to the students during the course. Selected materials will be available in e-learning site.
o Use of websites for electronics and process analytical chemistry
o Consultation of reference books and papers in the scientific literature, using SiBA.
o Use of textbooks, provided by the teacher in class.
Part A of the course will take place in the classroom, with theoretical lectures, and with examples drawn also from experts in the field.
During the course, there shall be a continuous interchange between teacher and students, in order to have a continuous perception of the learning state. The active role of student will be kept as a key aspect of the teaching process. The teaching approach will be always taken into account that students will have to apply the theoretical knowledge in the classroom into the workplace.
Part A will be given at the beginning of the course, before part B.
The teacher can be contacted by email at any time, and he will be available to meet students both in Como or in Varese