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Contaminant Analysis

  • 7.5 credits

Analytical methods allow us to study the environmental occurrence of chemicals, test hypotheses regarding their fate and behaviour, and ultimately assess risk. Such tools are the cornerstone of environmental chemistry.

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In this course you will learn the principles of contaminant analysis. This includes sample collection, pre-treatment, extraction and instrumental analysis for quantitative and qualitative determination of environmental contaminants. Quality assurance/quality control procedures and data handling strategies will also be presented. This course is useful not only for those planning to pursue lab-based research but also those intending to work with all types of contaminant data.

Topics covered include:

  • Sampling techniques for different types of biotic and abiotic environmental matrices
  • Sample clean-up techniques
  • Chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Data handling/visualization
  • Course structure


    The course consists of the following parts:
    Part 1   Theory, 3.75 credits
    Part 2   Laboratory work, 3.75 credits

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises.

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