[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.
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.
Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, analytical chemistry
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication 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 class content and have questions that need discussing ready.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction: Basis of sampling and analytical methods in environmental chemistry and geochemistry||Explain the basis of sampling and 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|
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.
Experimental techniques in geochemistry, Baihu-kan (In Japanese) ISBN978-4-563-04908-9
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.