EESC 7780G Analytical Methods in Environmental Geochemistry
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 778.
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22.5 hours lecture, 45 hours laboratory; 3 credits
Survey of the whole spectrum of analytical methods that can be applied to Earth and Environmental materials, together with a critical evaluation of their relative advantages and limitations. Basic principles of sampling, preservation, preparation, and method selection will also be discussed. Students gain extensive hands on experience with wet chemistry lab techniques, sample dissolution and digestion, colorimetric methods, quality control, as well as the use of modern sophisticated instruments such as ICP-MS, XRD, SEM-EDS, and TEM. In particular, EPA methods will be emphasized. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental or geological fields.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or with department chairperson approval.