SCI06007 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
Code
SCI06007
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SCI - Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Richard Sherlock, Anne O'Donohue
Programme Membership
SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Description

The theoretical principles and environmental understanding and applications of instrumentation in general and in particular chromatography, electroanalytical and radiometric techniques are introduced.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe and summarise the basic concepts, definitions and principles underlying analytical /scientific instrumentation.

2.

Describe the theoretical principles and operation of a range of analytical techniques and instruments and evaluate their role in environmental analysis.

3.

Define instrumental performance characteristics and evaluate the selections of instruments based on these characteristics.

4.

Calibrate and use a range of analytical instruments.

5.

Interpret results, perform calculations, draw calibration curves, determine analyte concentration in a sample and communicate in a scientific report.

Module Assessment Strategies

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability 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. 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Introductory Chemistry 1 and 2
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

The concept of an instrument, information as signals, the analytical process, representative sampling, normal distribution, error analysis and data rejection

Performance characteristics eg sensitivity, selectivity, noise, drift, limits of detection, response times, resolution, linearity, accuracy and precision

Analogue and digital signals, data acquisition and interfacing

General principles, theory, techniques and applications of chromatography, ion selective electrodes and radiospectroscopy

Sample preparation, instrumental set up, calibration and analysis

Data presentation, interpretation and communication

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Practical reports Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 3,4,5
2 Practical Evaluation Practical work and reports Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 4,5
3 Formative and Summative Assessment Written / short answer questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % Week 15 1,2,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Work 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Harris, D.C. (2010) Quantitative Chemical Analysis WH Freeman & Co, New York

Skoog, DA, West, DM, Holler, FJ & Crouch, SR (2013)  Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry ,Brooks/Cole

Robinson, James W et al, 2005, Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis, Marcel Dekker

Currell, Graham, 2000, Analytical Instrumentation, Wiley

Prichard, Elizabeth et al, 2001, Analytical Measurement Technology, RSC

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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