2020 Analytical Techniques for Environmental Chemistry

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Toyoda Sakae  Yamada Keita 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(G114)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.I419
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] How do we get chemical information utilized in environmental chemistry and geochemistry? This course explains various samples used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry and their analytical methods and handling method of experimental data.
[Aim of the lecture] The main purpose of this course is to learn principle of analytical method and handling method of experimental data used in enviornmental chemistry and geochemistry.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
(1) Explain sampling method, preparation method and analytical method of various samples used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry.
(2) Explain qualification and quantification analyses of elements, separation methods and mass spectrometric measurements of chemical compounds.
(3) Explain isotopic measurements of light elements.
(4) Explain handling method of experimental data.

Keywords

Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, analytical chemistry

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the end of each class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. Before coming to class, students should read the textbook and have questions that need discussing ready.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance: Basis of analytical methods of environmental chemistry and geochemistry Explain the basis of analytical methods used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry
Class 2 Gas chromatography, Liquid chromatography Explain Gas chromatography, Liquid chromatography
Class 3 Mass spectrometry Explain mass spectrometry 
Class 4 Elemental analysis and stable isotope analysis of light elements Explain elemental analysis and stable isotope analysis of light elements
Class 5 Handling method of experimental data 1 Explain handling method of experimental data
Class 6 Handling method of experimental data 2 Explain handling method of experimental data
Class 7 Term-end exam

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Experimental techniques in geochemistry, Baihu-kan (In Japanese) ISBN978-4-563-04908-9

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on final exams (50%) and exercise problems (50%).

Related courses

  • CAP.E381 : Instrumental Analysis (Chemical Science and Engineering)
  • CAP.I405 : Environmental Chemistry
  • CAP.I435 : Advanced Geochemistry
  • CAP.I536 : Advanced Material Cycle Analysis

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed Environmental Chemistry (CAP.I405.E) or have equivalent knowledge.

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