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ES 506 INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS                                                       (2L+1P) I

Objective
To impart theoretical and practical knowledge about instrumental techniques used in environmental analysis.

Theory

UNIT I
Basic principles of instrumental analysis, principles of electrometric equipments- EC meter, pH meter, ion meter and polarography

UNIT II
Spectroscopic techniques used in environmental analysis- UV, visible, flame -emission, absorption, Infra red, inductively coupled plasma and mass spectrometry

UNIT III
Chromatographic techniques in environmental analysis – column, thin layer, gas, high pressure, ion chromatography and electrophoresis

UNIT IV
Advanced molecular techniques – Biolog, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

UNIT V
Other techniques of environmental analysis- Kjeltech, particular sampler, infra red gas analyser, BOD and COD kits, fermention technique – fermentor; Free air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) and open top chamber (OTC) techniques

Practicals
Determination of pH and EC, Determination of metals and ion using polarographic analyzer; Heavy metal analysis using AAS; Analysis of group I and II metals using flame photometer; Chromatographic analysis; Microbial activity measurement – Biolog and PCR; Determination of N using Kjeltec; Particulate sampling and analysis; Free air carbon dioxide enrichment studies

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