Analytical and Organic Environmental Chemistry
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
CH3121 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Lectures will include:
- Occurrence and sources of organic chemicals and appropriate sampling strategies.
- Enrichment and purification techniques (in air, water, organic phases, soil), analytical techniques based on sorption and poly parameter linear free energy relationships.
- Reaction chemistry and analytical techniques to decipher mechanisms (Transformation kinetics, hydrolysis, Hammett relationships, oxidation & reduction, isotope effects, concentration dynamics).
- Photo-stability of organic compounds (direct & indirect photolysis, photo-produced reactive intermediates).
- Analytical tools for decision-making on remediation, and environmental risk assessment.
Exercises will include, among others:
- Databases on properties and fate of organic chemicals.
- Construction of ppLFER for a given dataset.
- Estimation of chemical fate in porous media.
- Calculation of breakthrough volumes.
- Estimation of degradation rates of organic contaminants through direct photolysis.
- Prediction of distribution of chemicals in different phases (i.e. air, water, solid).
- Designing a field sampling campaign.
- Selection of analytical tools for demonstration of degradation.
- Understand different chemical, physical, and biological processes that influence fate of organic chemicals in the environment as well as in the analytical process chain.
- Apply fundamental concepts to predict environmental fate of contaminants such as persistence, transport, and bioaccumulation.
- Evaluate sampling strategies and analytical tools for investigating organic contaminants in a given environmental compartment.
- Differentiate pathways through which contaminants degrade in the environment.
Fortgeschrittene analytische Verfahren mit Übungen
Physikalische Chemie 1 (CH0655)
Organische Chemie 2 (CH0939)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VI||3||Case Studies in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry (CH3121)||Bakkour, R. Elsner, M.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Practical exercises will be distributed every week for topics that are linked to the fundamental concepts taught during the lecture. The assigned tasks will be presented by the students in the dedicated sessions, as small subgroups, using slides and/or blackboard. Discussion and feedback on the contents of each session will take place between the tutor and the students.
Description of exams and course work
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.