CHME302 – Instrumental Methods of Analysis for Engineers

Course description

This course is designed as a broad base introduction to analytical instrumentation techniques for the measurement of different chemical and physical properties of compounds and materials (composition, structure, etc.) Fundamentals and applications of various modern analytical techniques will be discussed, as well as principles of operation. The lectures focus on chemical and physical principles which are used during analytical measurements. Approaches to improve accuracy, precision and sensitivity will be discussed as well. The course will highlight specific applications in Chemical Engineering. The course has a laboratory (“hands-on”) component, during which the students will perform analyses by themselves, utilizing GC (gas chromatography) and HPLC (liquid chromatography), and possible NMR and MS as well. The lectures will follow a comprehensive and well-known textbook.

Course Pre-Requisites: CHME222

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Operate analytical instruments.
  2. Evaluate the outcome of analytical measurements.
  3. Design improved methodologies for instrumental analysis.
  4. Comprehend potential importance of analytical methods and data.
  5. Present the results in writing and orally

Course Outline

In this course students will learn about: the classification of analytical methods; atomic spectroscopy; optical instuments; molecular spectroscopy, including UV and luminescence based spectroscopy; infrared spectroscopy; Raman and NMR spectroscopy; mass spectroscopy; surface characterization; and chromatographic separations, including gas chromatography, liquid comatography.