NSCPHD1039 Advanced analytical chemistry – Sampling and sample preparation
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Advanced course in how to take and prepare samples in analytical
chemistry. This course is a natural extension of any basic course
in analytical chemistry. Theory and practice of all sampling steps
from the initial sample in the field to the final sample injected
into the analytical instrument. Theory, computer simulations and
The course starts with a throughout treatment of Pierre Gy’s Theory of Sampling (TOS), which tells how to obtain a representative sample without systematic errors and with an acceptable uncertainty. Based on TOS the practice and tools for taking the samples and reduce the sample mass in a representative way is treated. All common matrices, soil, water and air, are addressed.
The sample preparation part includes active and passive sampling for gases (adsorbents, denuders, traps, filtering etc.), liquid, solid and headspace sampling for liquids (LLE, SPE, SPME SBSE SLE etc.) and liquid and headspace sampling from solids (shake, MW, US, PLE, SFE, etc.). The sample preparation part focus on organic analytes only.
This course enables the student to plan and perform sampling and sample preparation, including sampling strategy, determination of number of samples and sample size, sample selection, sampling techniques and tools, and methods for sample preparation for organic analytes, extraction, filtering, purification and pre-concentration including advanced methods like SPME, SBSE, PLE, SLE for common instrumental analytical methods.
Notes and selected articles will be used extensively.
To sign up for the course, please send an e-mail to Karina Knudsmark Jessing. If PhD-student, please remember to add the course to your PhD-plan. For students not enrolled at University of Copenhagen, please apply as a credit student.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examinationWritten assignment (Sampling) and oral examination (Sample Pretreatment). Grade passed/not passed for PhD-students. Internal censorship.
- Exam registration requirements
NB. 2.5 ECTS Sampling only or 5 ECTS Sample Preparation only
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Theory exercises
- Practical exercises