2019 Analytical Techniques for Environmental Chemistry

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yoshida Naohiro  Toyoda Sakae  Yamada Keita 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(G114)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.I419
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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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 and how to use of instruments and handling method of experimental data used in 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 isotopic measurements of chemical compounds, and state analysis of elements.
(3) Explain isotopic measurements of light elements.
(4) Explain handling method of experimental data.

Keywords

Instrumental analysis, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry

Competencies that will be developed

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

Textbook(s)

Experimental techniques in geochemistry, Baihu-kan (In Japanses) 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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