Università degli studi dell'Insubria

METODOLOGIE CHIMICHE PER L'AMBIENTE E CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE MOD.B

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Requirements: 

Module B: basic knowledge of analytical chemistry is requested.

Final Examination: 
Orale

A final oral examination 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.
The final score will be the mean of module valuations

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

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

Modulo B
1) introduction of atmospheric chemistry
chemical-physical characteristics of the atmosphere
bio- geo- chemical cycles in the atmosphere
atmospheric reactions of oxygen
atmospheric reactions of nitrogen
atmospheric carbon dioxide
photochemical smog

2) analytical application
2.1) Field measurement of atmospheric composition
2.2) Fundamentals of infrared absorption spectroscopy
- Trace gases in the atmosphere
- In situ measurements
- Remote measurements
- examples of applications: Measurements of CH2O mixing ratios, Flux measurements of CH4, Measurements in the Antarctic polar vortex.
2.3) UV-Visible Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)
Principles
Applications
2.4) Fluorescence Methods
- Basic aspects of fluorescence measurements
- applications: The hydroxyl radical, nitrogen oxides, Detection of halogen compounds
2.5) Mass Spectrometric Methods for Atmospheric Trace Gases
- Atmospheric pressure ionisation-chemical ionisation mass spectrometer (API-CIMS)
- The use of CIMS for radical measurement (OH)
- Online aerosol mass spectrometry
- Particle sizing methods
- Ablation techniques
2.6) Chromatographic Methods
- gascromatography
- HPLC

Theoretical lessons will be integrated with laboratories exercitations: analysis of particulate matter (IC + SEM-EDAX)

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

Module B: classroom lectures and laboratory

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