NSCPHD1039 Advanced analytical chemistry – Sampling and sample preparation

Volume 2015/2016


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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 simple experiments.
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.

Learning Outcome

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.

Lectures, student presentations of curriculum, expert lectures and excursions, theoretical and practical group work, computer simulations
A course in instrumental analysis, like the course “Analytical Chemistry 1 LKEF10076”, is required. Knowledge of, or a course in basic statistics, is also recommended. For questions feel free to contact Karina Knudsmark Jessing.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 20
  • Lectures
  • 48
  • Practical exercises
  • 8
  • Preparation
  • 110
  • Theory exercises
  • 24
  • Total
  • 210
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination
Written 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