[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 and how to use of instruments and handling method of experimental data used in geochemistry.
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 isotopic measurements of chemical compounds, and state analysis of elements.
(3) Explain isotopic measurements of light elements.
(4) Explain handling method of experimental data.
Instrumental analysis, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||Experiments specific to a measured sample||Explain experiments specific to a measured sample|
|Class 2||Atomic absorption spectrometry, ICP, Radioactivation analysis, Elemental analysis of light elemets||Explain Atomic absorption spectrometry, ICP, Radioactivation analysis, Elemental analysis of light elemets|
|Class 3||Gas chromatography, Liquid chromatography||Explain Gas chromatography, Liquid chromatography|
|Class 4||Mass spectrometry||Explain Mass spectrometry|
|Class 5||Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X‐ray diffraction||Explain Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X‐ray diffraction|
|Class 6||Stable Isotope analysis of light element (1): hydrogen and carbon||Explain Stable hydrogen and carbon isotope analysis|
|Class 7||Stable Isotope analysis of light element (2): oxygen, nitrogen and surfur||Explain Stable oxygen, nitrogen and surfur isotope analysis|
|Class 8||handling method of experimental data.||Explain handling method of experimental data.|
Experiment in geochemistry
Students’ course scores are based on final exams (50%) and exercise problems (50%).
Students must have successfully completed Environmental Chemistry (CAP.I405.E) or have equivalent knowledge.