701-1332-00L  Analysis of Organic Pollutants

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Hollender, T. Mairinger, H. Singer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 18.


AbstractThis lab course provides an in-depth overview of the various steps that have to be carried out when analyzing qualitatively and quantitatively organic pollutants in environmental matrices such as soil and surface waters.
ObjectiveThis lab course provides an in-depth overview of the various steps that have to be carried out when analyzing qualitatively and quantitatively organic pollutants in environmental matrices such as soil and surface waters. The aims are (i) to get acquainted with the theoretical and practical background required to determine trace organic pollutants in various environmental matrices, and (ii) to get hands-on experience with state of the art methodology and instrumentation used for organic trace analysis.
ContentAll steps including sampling, sample preparation, enrichment, separation, identification and quantification will be carried out using some prominent model pollutants present in natural waters and waste waters. The techniques and instrumentation involved include a.o., solid phase extraction (SPE), gas chromatographic analysis using mass-spectrometric (GC/MS) detection, and liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass-spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Evaluation of the analytical data is an important component of the course.
Lecture notesA script will be available.
LiteratureSelected papers will be discussed during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course builds on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor course “Introduction to Environmental Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry” held in the 5th semester. A script of this course is available.