At the end of classes the student will be able to:-Understanding and knowledge classical and innovative analytical methods frt the various analytical matrices analysis-evaluating the peculiar chemical analyses to be requested and/or performed to achieve an environmental problem solution-analyzing in the right way the data supplied after a chemical analysis-planning or performing group experiments-correctly communicating using reports problems by using true and objective data
Knowledge of basic chemistry and environmental chemistry
Course contents summary
This course is new and is scheduled in the second semester of 2017-18 aa. For this reason the contents could be modified in order to fit other courses programs.-analytical methods classification: classical and instrumental methods, according to time, cost and performance, according matrix analites and level of concentration-information that can be achieved from various analytical techniques-use of the analytical techniques as a function of various environmental samples and of the information that could be obtained-the whole analytical process starting from sampling to the final report- the evaluation of data quality- the right communication of data
C. Baird, M. Cann Chimica Ambientale terza edizione, ed. Zanichelli, ISBN 978-88-08-17378-2.
D.C. Harris, Chimica Analitica Quantitativa terza edizione, ed. Zanichelli, ISBN:978-88-08-82105-8
Frontal classes. During classes comment and solution to actual environmental problems will be proposed and collegially discussed. Moreover official analysis methods and relevant scientific papers will be debated.
Assessment methods and criteria
Verbal examination of 30 min as an average, concerning at least three topics of the classes. The student should demonstrate the understanding and mastery of the selected topics. As an alternative the student could present using PowerPoint, and discuss a recent paper concerning one of the topics of the course. The selected paper should be approved in advance by the teacher.The exam is passed if the candidate will demostrate knowledge and a rational criticism of the paper, highlighting pros an cons.
The exam evaluation will be immediately communicated to the candidate