Analytical Methods in Environmental Forensics II, Second Cycle, 15 Credits
The course provides more in-depth knowledge of various multidimensional chromatography techniques to separate complex mixtures and structural isomers. Emphasis will be given on theories and practical use of high-resolution mass spectrometry for the non-target analysis of organic pollutants in complex environmental samples. The application of various stable isotope analyses for source tracking and their use in environmental forensics is also discussed. Advanced techniques in toxicological and effect-based analysis are discussed in detail. Advanced data processing with various statistical methods, including pattern recognition, multivariate statistics and experimental design will be covered. Data from various analytical methods such as ordinary and NIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be processed. Data reduction techniques such as cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares (PLS) regression are also discussed during the course.
Level of education
Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1F)
School of Science and Technology