ENVR08033 2020 Advanced Environmental Instrumental Analysis

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Environmental Instrumental Analysis
Transcript Title
Advanced Environmental Instrum
Code
ENVR08033
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Noel Connaughton, Carmel Moran, Ana Vale, Lisa Cronin, Eoin Gillespie
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology
Description

The purpose of this module is enhance the learners’ knowledge and skills in the area of analytical chemistry. The learner will introduced to state-of-the-art techniques in the areas of sample pre-treatment and instrumental analysis.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Define advanced analytical methodologies and appraise these in relation to environmental samples.

2.

Describe suitable advanced instrumental techniques for the analysis of environmental samples.

3.

Describe advanced sampling and sample pre-treatment methodologies for determination of trace organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples.

4.

Create a suitable sampling plan for the evaluation of organic and inorganic pollution events.

5.

Critique the analytical performance of advanced instrumental techniques.

6.

Implement advanced analytical methodologies to the evaluation and determination of trace organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples.

7.

Judge the quality and relevance of analytical data from experimental work using advanced analytical methodologies.

8.

Compose professional quality reports from experimental work using advanced analytical methodologies.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime. This will include lectures, tutorials 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.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 60% Continuous Assessment and 40% Final exam.  

The continuous assessment will involve two (5% each) written assignments on applications of instrumental analysis and the submission of laboratory reports based on the laboratory experiments undertaken during the semester (50%).

 

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.

The student must reach an assigned gate (mark) in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Define advanced analytical methodologies and appraise these in relation to environmental samples.
    • Temporal and spatial sampling.
    • Remote sensing.
    • Hyphenated techniques.
  2. Describe suitable advanced instrumental techniques for the analysis of environmental samples.
    • Hyphenated techniques.
    • Supercritical fluid chromatography.
    • Inductively coupled plasma techniques
  3. Describe advanced sampling and sample pre-treatment methodologies for determination of trace organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples.
    • Sampling statistics.
    • SPME & Headspace sampling.
    • Liquid phase and solid phase microextraction.
    • Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler.
  4. Create a suitable sampling plan for the evaluation of organic and inorganic pollution events.
    • Point vs diffuse source.
    • Sampling procedures.
  5. Critique the analytical performance of advanced instrumental techniques.
    • Linearity & sensitivity.
    • Sample pre-treatment requirements.
    • Limits of detection/quantitation.
  6. Implement advanced analytical methodologies to the evaluation and determination of trace organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples.
    • Sample collection and pre-treatment.
    • Hyphenated techniques
  7. Judge the quality and relevance of analytical data from experimental work using advanced analytical methodologies.
    • Determination of Limits of detection/quantitation.
    • Propagation of errors.
    • Significance testing.
  8. Compose professional quality reports from experimental work using advanced analytical methodologies.
    • Analysis of representative samples.
    • Data processing and display.
    • Interpretation of pollution event(s) using case studies.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Laboratory Reports Practical Written Report 40 % OnGoing 5,6,7,8
2 Laboratory Skills Exam Practical Practical Evaluation 10 % Week 12 6,7
3 Case Study 1 Continuous Assessment Written Report 5 % Week 6 1,2,3,4
4 Case Study 2 Continuous Assessment Written Report 5 % Week 12 2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Theory Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,3,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Practical 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
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.

Required Reading
2000-05-09 Environmental Analytical Chemistry 2e John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 0632053836 ISBN-13 9780632053834
Required Reading
2009-09-04 Practical Statistics for the Analytical Scientist: A Bench Guide: 2 (Valid Analytical Measurement) Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN 0854041311 ISBN-13 9780854041312

This manual provides a set of statistical tools to help readers plan experiments and apply appropriate statistics for data evaluation.

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