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CM5038: ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL METHODS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Chemical analysis is essential in the production of oil and gas; it provides critical information for the full life cycle in the extraction of oil and gas. It provides critical data for assessing the quality of crude oil, monitoring the environment and provides information on the performance of production chemicals. In this course you will learn fundamental principles of instrumental analytical methods used in the oil and gas industry, such as infrared and UV-visible spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, thermal analysis and X-ray powder diffraction. The course includes practical classes, in which you will get hands-on experience with relevant analytical techniques.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alan McCue

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

1. Infrared spectroscopy: fundamental principles. Instrument operation and sampling methods.
2. UV-visible spectroscopy: fundamental principles. Instrument operation and sampling methods.
3. GC and GC-MS: fundamental principles. Instrument operation and sampling methods. Data processing.
4. Chromatography principles. Instrument operation and sampling methods.
5. Thermal analysis: DTA, DSC and TGA. Fundamental principles. Instrument operation and sampling methods.
6. x-ray powder diffraction: fundamental principles. Instrument operation and data analysis.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 7 - 8
  • 3 Science Laboratories during University week15
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 12
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 13 - 17
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 9 - 10

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 two hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%)- to be provided as a laboratory report and either essay, oral or poster presentation (individual or group).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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