Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 03-417 Trace Analysis (3)
This course will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the field of trace analysis. Students will learn about sample acquisition and the analysis of trace organic pollutants using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography mass spectometry (GC-MS) techniques. These techniques will then be applied in the identification of unknown trace compounds. Statistical methods will be covered in the evaluation of experimental errors. This course will also cover governmental regulatory limits along with the methods for monitoring and enforcing these limits. Prerequisite: 03-225, 03-320