Environmental Analytical Chemistry D, 10 p
Topic and Background
In order to identify the sources and effects of chemical substances in the environment, it is necessary to be able to formulate a specific goal of the study, to design and follow a suitable sampling strategy, to perform relevant analytical measurements and to interpret the results.
Aim of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide the necessary familiarity with all stages in the entire analytical procedure within the frame-work of environmental investigation and monitoring. These theoretical aspects are exemplified, and opportunity given to apply them in the experimental part of the course.
The course begins with a theoretical discussion of the various stages in the analytical procedure:
In the experimental part of the course, theoretical knowledge is supplemented by practical exercises, in the form of a mini-project (where practical experience of problem formulation, experimental design, sampling and data evaluation is obtained) and traditional laboratory experiments. The results of the mini-project are reported in written form and in an oral presentation for group discussion.
Compulsory laboratory experiments are included in the course.
Course Dates 1998/99
For more information, contact the principal teacher of the course, Dr. Douglas Baxter, by clicking on the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, or by sending a traditional letter to:
Umeň University, Department of Chemistry, S-901 87 Umeň, Sweden.
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This document was last updated on April 7, 1998.