ENVR07050 2020 Environmental Instrumental Analysis
The purpose of this module is to introduce the learner to the core concepts and basic skills utilised in analytical chemistry. The learner will gain key skills in the assessment and implementation of analytical methods and interpretation of analytical data.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Define basic analytical theory and apply this to environmental samples.
Describe suitable instrumental techniques for the analysis of environmental samples.
Evaluate suitable sampling and sample pre-treatment for the determination of organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples.
Appraise and report data generated from instrumental analysis of environmental samples.
Implement basic instrumental techniques and analytical methodologies in the analysis of environmental samples.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered fulltime. This will include lectures and laboratory practicals augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.
The continuous assessment will involve three (5% each) short answer/MCQ tests and the submission of laboratory reports based on the laboratory experiments undertaken during the semester. Completion of a journal covering theory problems (20%). Written report on a case study showing application of instrumental analysis (15%).
Laboratory skills and report-writing ability (50%) are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module. Regular summative tests are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback.
Self-assessment tests and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning.
Repeat Continuous Assessment.
- Define basic analytical theory and apply this to environmental samples.
- The Analytical Process.
- Limit of Detection & Quantitation
- Calibration methods.
- Error analysis.
- Describe suitable instrumental techniques for the analysis of environmental samples.
- Molecular Spectroscopy.
- Atomic Spectroscopy.
- Chromatographic methods.
- Evaluate suitable sampling and sample pre-treatment for the determination of organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples.
- Representative Sampling.
- Extraction & digestion methods.
- Appraise and report data generated from instrumental analysis of environmental samples.
- Confidence Intervals.
- Data management, processing and display
- Implement basic instrumental techniques and analytical methodologies in the analysis of environmental samples.
- Method optimisation, calibration and validation.
- Sample pre-treatment.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Journal||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
|2||Laboratory Reports||Practical||Written Report||25 %||OnGoing||3,4|
|3||Laboratory Skills||Practical||Practical Evaluation||25 %||OnGoing||4,5|
|4||Case study||Project||Written Report||15 %||Week 7||2,3,4|
|5||Moodle Quizz||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||5 %||Week 2||1,2,3|
|6||Moodle Quizz||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||5 %||Week 4||1,2,3|
|7||Moodle Quizz||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||5 %||Week 6||1,2,3|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Laboratory Practical||Science Laboratory||Practicals||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Seld Directed Learning||2||Weekly||2.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2008-01-01 Quantative Chemical Analysis W.H. Freeman & Company
ISBN 0716770415 ISBN-13 9780716770411
New, ship fast, delivered in 5 days in UK. No PO Box.
2000-05-09 Environmental Analytical Chemistry 2e John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 0632053836 ISBN-13 9780632053834