Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Applied Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Overall Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to give students that are going to carry out an experimental thesis work the necessary comprehension in analytical chemistry and of critical experimental steps in the laboratory. The course will also help students to understand and critically evaluate experimental data produced by others.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain fundamental principles for environmental analytical methods (titration, spectrophotometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, electro-chemistry, etc)
  • Point out suitable analytical techniques for analyzing a specific compound in an environmental matrix
  • Point out suitable techniques for a specific type of sample
  • Point out suitable techniques for sampling and handling of environmental samples
  • Apply quality control on chemical analysis and laboratory work and explain its importance
  • Plan and carry out laboratory experiments, including data analysis and conclusions
  • Describe simple approaches for troubleshooting
  • Organize lectures
  • Give constructive feedback to others work
  • Minimize error sources in experimental work (random error, systematic error, confounding factors etc.)

Course Content

Strategy and planning of testing of an analytical method, including sampling, sample preparation and data evaluation. Methods for environmental chemical analysis. Quality control.

Recommended prerequisites

12102, Fundamental environmental chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry

Teaching Method

Lectures, laboratory work, sampling, writing short reports and oral presentations



The course (or an equivalent) is a recommended prerequisite for students who want to make experimental thesis work at DTU Sustain.

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10, Maximum: 24.

Please be aware that this course has a minimum requirement for the number of participants needed, in order for it to be held. If these requirements are not met, then the course will not be held. Furthermore, there is a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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3 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 12231
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 32
Semester end Week 34
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK

Please note that this course has participants limitation. Read more