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General information:
Name:
Practical Aspects of Trace Elemental Analysis
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0234-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr Reczyński Witold (wreczyn@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
nauki chemiczne
Module summary

Lectures
General aspects of trace elemental analysis (TEA) Requirements regarding the procedures and methods; functional analysis.. Chemical “asepsis” problems. Sample preparation procedures. Characterization of methods used in TEA. Validation of procedures.
Laboratory
Sampling and digestion and dissolution of various samples. Determination of trace elements. Interferences in metals’ determination.
Seminar
Analytical problems solving referring to sample type, matrix, analytes, method.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence: is able to
M_K001 Student will improve self-discipline and organization of work. SDA3A_K02 Participation in a discussion,
Completion of laboratory classes,
Activity during classes
Skills: he can
M_U001 Student will be able to develop and execute analytical process to solve a given problem. SDA3A_U06 Report,
Execution of laboratory classes,
Completion of laboratory classes
M_U002 Development of practical analytical skills - laboratory work. SDA3A_U06 Involvement in teamwork
Knowledge: he knows and understands
M_W001 Student will gain exteded knowledge in the field of trace elemental analysis - analytical problems, methods used, difficulties, restrictions SDA3A_W03, SDA3A_W02 Presentation,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of laboratory classes,
Case study,
Activity during classes
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
30 10 0 15 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Social competence
M_K001 Student will improve self-discipline and organization of work. + - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student will be able to develop and execute analytical process to solve a given problem. - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Development of practical analytical skills - laboratory work. - - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student will gain exteded knowledge in the field of trace elemental analysis - analytical problems, methods used, difficulties, restrictions - - - - - + - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 87 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 30 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 20 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Contact hours 5 h
Module content
Lectures (10h):
  1. Introduction, basics of trace elemental analysis
  2. Analytical problems, analytical procedures
  3. Sample preparation procedures, matrix decomposition, separation and pre-concentration techniques
  4. Methods of traces quantitative analysis
  5. atomic absorption spectrometry – techniques, application, interferences
  6. Problems solving – examples
Laboratory classes (15h):
  1. 1. Sampling of various types of materials – alloys, biological tissues, liquid and solid samples

    Students will receive few various samples, solid and liquid, and will have to collect representative analytical samples (considering specificity of the task).

  2. Digestion and dissolution of the chosen samples (dry and wet methods)

    The analytical samples will be digested (microwave wet digestion and dry digestion in a muffle furnace) appropriately to the task.

  3. Quantitative determination of elements at ppm level (AAS flame technique)

    In the prepared samples students will determine quantitatively few (3-6) analytes, depending on the sample type.

  4. Determination of elements at ppb level (ET AAS) – optimization of the graphite furnace program

    Students will perform complete optimization of the graphite furnace operation program using the prepared samples, and determine one or two analytes.

  5. Interferences in quantitative determination of metals by means of AAS – spectral and chemical

    Students will prepare standards od the chosen metals and spike them wit interfering agents. Than they will determine the analytes using instrumental methods of backgroung correction and various callibration methods.

Seminar classes (5h):
  1. Review of instrumental methods used in trace elemental analysis

    Students will present chosen methods (basics, instrumentation, applications, limitations, interferences) in a form of multimedia presentation

  2. Solving of analytical problems

    Basing on available literature students will present a detailed solutions of a given analytical problems – discussion of advantages and disadvantages of the proposed procedure .

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Lectures: The topics are presented in the form of multimedia presentations with the elements of discussion with the students.
  • Laboratory classes: Performing complete analytical procedures in respect to various samples and analytes, including: sampling, sample digestion, quantitative metals' determination by means of AAS and AES methods.
  • Seminar classes: Preparation of multimedia presentation on a given analytical problem basing on available literature data. Discussion of the considered problem.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

Semianr – quality of the presentation and discussion will be evaluated by the chairmen.
Laboratories – the quality of the students worku will be estimated basing on: agreement of the obtained results of metals’ determination with the true values; observation of the student’s work and skills.

Final – oral exam, after completion of seminar and laboratory tasks.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Lectures:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Active participation is obligatory.
  • Laboratory classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Students active participation is obligatory.
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Students participation is obligatory. One presentation in a semester.
Method of calculating the final grade:

Final grade = 0.4 grade from laboratory classe + 0,2 grade from presentation + 0.4 grade from exam

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

One additional laboratory will be organized.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Finished basic chmistry courses.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

J.A.C. Broekaert, “Analytical Atomic Spectrometry with Flames and Plasmas”, Wliey-VCH, Weinheim, 2005
R. Kellner, J.M. Mermet, M. Otto, M. Valcarel, H.M. Widmer, “Analytical Chemistry: A Modern Approach to Analytical Science”, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2004
R.M.Harrison, S.J.de Mora, S.Rapsomanikis, W.R.Johnston, “Introductory chemistry for the environmental sciences”, Cambridge University Press, 1991
A.Hulanicki, “Współczesna chemia analityczna”, PWN Warszawa, 2001
W.Żyrnicki, J.Borkowska-Burnecka, E.Bulska, E.Szmyd (red.) “Metody analitycznej spektrometrii atomowej”, Malamut, Warszawa, 2010

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. Analysis of elements and bacosides in in vitro shoot culture of \emph{Bacopa monnieri} / M. Łojewski, A. KRAKOWSKA, W. RECZYŃSKI, A. Szewczyk, B. Muszyńska // Acta Physiologiae Plantarum ; ISSN 0137-5881. — 2016 vol. 38 iss. 7 art. no. 162, s. 1–10. — Bibliogr. s. 9–10, Abstr.. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2016-06-03. — tekst: http://goo.gl/br11CN
2. A readout circuit dedicated for the detection of chemiluminescence using a silicon photomultiplier / M. BASZCZYK, P. DOROSZ, Ł. MIK, W. KUCEWICZ, W. RECZYŃSKI, M. SAPOR // Journal of Instrumentation [Dokument elektroniczny]. — Czasopismo elektroniczne ; ISSN 1748-0221. — 2018 vol. 13 art. no. P05010, s. 1, 1–12. — Wymagania systemowe: Adobe Reader. — Bibliogr. s. 10–12, Abstr.. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2018-05-08. — Ł. Mik, W. Kucewicz – dod. afiliacja: State Higher Vocational School, Tarnow. — tekst: https://goo.gl/S1SsSk
3. Chemistry of sediments from the Dobczyce Reservoir, Poland, and the environmental implications / Witold RECZYŃSKI, Małgorzata JAKUBOWSKA, Janusz GOŁAŚ, Andrew Parker, Barbara Kubica // International Journal of Sediment Research ; ISSN 1013-7866. — błędny ISSN 1001-6279. — 2010 vol. 25 no. 1, s. 28–38. — Bibliogr. s. 38, Abstr.. — tekst: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S100162791060025X/pdf?md5=1d8f97d173691a88c726b3837b4f8809&pid=1-s2.0-S100162791060025X-main.pdf
4. Chronic but not acute antidepressant treatment alters serum zinc/copper ratio under pathological/zinc-deficient conditions in mice / K. Młyniec, B. OSTACHOWICZ, A. KRAKOWSKA, W. RECZYŃSKI, W. Opoka, G. Nowak // Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology ; ISSN 0867-5910. — 2014 vol. 65 no. 5, s. 673–678. — Bibliogr. s. 677–678
5. Comprehensive study of the mountainous lake sediments in relation to natural and anthropogenic processes and time (Mały Staw Lake, Poland) / Katarzyna SZARŁOWICZ, Witold RECZYŃSKI, Agnieszka Czajka, Barbra Spyt, Grzegorz SZACIŁOWSKI // Environmental Science and Pollution Research ; ISSN 0944-1344. — 2018 vol. 25 iss. 4, s. 3335–3347. — Bibliogr. s. 3346–3347, Abstr.. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2017-11-17. — tekst: https://goo.gl/1jEjiZ
6. Investigation of the GPR39 zinc receptor following inhibition of monoaminergic neurotransmission and potentialization of glutamatergic neurotransmission / Katarzyna Młyniec, Magdalena Gaweł, Tadeusz Librowski, Witold RECZYŃSKI, Beata Bystrowska, Brigitte Holst // Brain Research Bulletin ; ISSN 0361-9230. — 2015 vol. 115, s. 23–29. — Bibliogr. s. 28–29, Abstr.. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2015-04-24. — tekst: http://www.sciencedirect.com.atoz.wbg2.bg.agh.edu.pl/science/article/pii/S0361923015000660/pdfft?md5=ae56f17b98bb2ef003c819a07a48b284&pid=1-s2.0-S0361923015000660-main.pdf
7. Lake biota response to human impact and local climate during the last 200 years: a multi-proxy study of a subalpine lake (Tatra Mountains, W Carpathians) / Ladislav Hamerlík, Daniela Dobríková, Katarzyna SZARŁOWICZ, Witold RECZYŃSKI, Barbara KUBICA, Ferdinand Šporka, Peter Bitušík // Science of the Total Environment ; ISSN 0048-9697. — 2016 vols. 545–546, s. 320–328. — Bibliogr. s. 327–328, Abstr.. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2015-12-31. — tekst: http://wbg2.bg.agh.edu.pl/han/atoz/www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969715312055/pdfft?md5=f462cfc62b06b2734e23b636ef2ec912&pid=1-s2.0-S0048969715312055-main.pdf

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