Module Overview

Scientific Analysis 1: Chromatographic Techniques & Measurement Systems

The module aims to provide the students with: a knowledge of analytical measurement systems, theory of chromatographic methods, HPLC and GC techniques; the ability to carry out simple quantitative and qualitative analysis; the ability to apply chromatographic techniques to analytical laboratory environments; experience of designing computerised measurement systems;

Module Code

CHMS H2001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to HPLC

Instrumental layout / Pumps / Gradients vs. Isocratic / Sample Injectors / Tubing and Connections / Pre- and Analytical Columns / Standard Detectors / Separation Modes (Size Exclusion, Ion Exchange, Speciality, Normal Phase and Reverse Phase) / Polarity / Column Ovens / Solvents / Trouble shooting / Sample Preparation (filtration, liquid-liquid extraction, Solid Phase Extraction);sample preparation; elution; column classification; detectors; trouble-shooting.

Chromatographic methods

Classification / Chromatograms / Chromatographic behaviour of solutes / Efficency and Resultion / Qualitative & Quantitative analysis (internal and external standards);

Introduction to GC

System / Components / Separation sequence / Injection Port / Columns (Packed and Capillary) / Oven (temp. programming) / Standard Detectors / Qualitative & Quantitative analysis (response Factors) / Trouble-shooting.

Computerised Measurement Systems

Signals and Signal Characteristics / Noise / Filters & Amplifiers / Digitisation / Digital Communication Protocols / Light, Temperature, and Pressure Transducers / Digital Image characteristics / malware.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70