General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Iwona Kurzyca
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 45
USOS code 02-EACA


lecture - 15 h

lab - 30 h

Maximum occupancy:  4 lab groups up to 4 persons;

Module aim (aims)

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of laboratory practice in the environmental analysis. Field analysis, sampling and sample preparation, as well as, various analytical techniques (nowadays commonly used in labs) will be applied in real sample analysis.

At the end of the course, the student:

- acquires the ability, how to cope with a research task in the environmental research (plan, performance, results interpretation).

- knows the sampling procedures,

- is able to select an appropriate procedure for the isolation of an analyte from a real sample,

- is able to choose the appropriate procedure for the analysis of specific analytes,

- performs qualitative and quantitative analyzes with the use of selected analytical methods,

- understands the interpretation of research results in accordance to the legal regulations,

- acquires the skills of writing reports and using literature sources.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge in the field of analytical chemistry.


The course is addressed especially to students who want to gain or expand their laboratory practice skills. The lectures will be an introduction to the appropriate experiments. Topics: how to cope with a research task in the environmental research (plan, performance, results interpretation), environmental sample types, field experiments, sampling procedures, sample preparation, analytical methods (quick tests, classical methods, chromatography, spectrometric methods), legal regulations, reports preparation.

Reading list

any book in the field of analytical chemistry, e.g. Fundamentals of analytical chemistry; D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler, and S. R. Crouch; Cengage, 2013