546-0354/01 – Instrumental Methods of Analysis (IMA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits8
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
NEZ022 Ing. Lucie Čablíková
GUZ019 Ing. Michal Guziurek
PER34 doc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT: Obtaining basic knowledge not only about environmental sampling in relation to its share in the overall uncertainty of environmental analyzes but also in instrumental analytical methods. This will increase student readiness to solve analytic problems by selected instrumental methods. COMPETENCES PROCESSED AFTER THE END OF THE SUBJECT: Obtaining the competence to work in an analytical laboratory with basic instrumental equipment, the ability to present and evaluate the results, to learn the correct principles of working with the sample.

Teaching methods

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The lecture provides clear information on selected advanced instrumental methods of environmental research and monitoring, theoretical basics, instrumental technique, its use and application. Emphasis is placed on explanation of principles, technical equipment and utilization of electrochemical, separation and optical methods. In the course of the lectures the students will get acquainted with the principles of analytical methods, which are commonly used in control and development analytical laboratories. The range of methods discussed includes both classical analysis methods and instrumental methods that make up most of the subject's content.

Compulsory literature:

PERTILE, E. Instrumental Methods of Analysis. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2017. ISBN 978-80-248-4124-3.

Recommended literature:

ROUESSAC Francis and ROUESSAC, Annick: Chemical Analysis Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques. March 2007. 600 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-85903-2. NOLLET M., L., Chromatographic Analysis of the Environment, Chromatographic Science Series, Volume 93, 1297 s. 2006, ISBN 0-8247-2629-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The every laboratory starts with 5-minute 6-question test, to prove that student read the manual and is able to work safely and purposefully. The 3 questions need to be answered correctly to be allowed to work. If not the test is classified “0b”. Every work is classified after delivering of report or the not classified if report is not delivered or delivered late.


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Determination problems. Basic notions. Processes data acquisition. Basic classification of analytical methods. 2. Basic units of concentration and calculations. Type of interaction. Chemical balances in analytical chemistry. Classification of analytical reaction. 3. Case of analyses – common tissue: exercise formulation and proposal; sampling, sample adjustment before analysis; separative and concentration steps; measurement; measurement interpretation and formulation of results analyses; activities proposal resulting from acquired dates. 4. Sampling, common sampling fundamentals. Standard operational procedure for sampling; system QA/QC. 5. Basic sampling characteristics for abiotic and biotic matrixs. Atmosphere sampling, including passive sampling. 6. Sampling drinking and surface waters; sediment sampling; sampling underground and outlet waters; sampling sludge from sewage disposal plant; sampling soil sphere. 7. Biotic matrixs sampling. Wastes sampling. 8. Sample adjustment before analysis. Analytical method NDRO. Destructive analytical methods: Samle solution and analysis, mineralization. 9. Separative and concentration steps: elimination interference with chemical methods (masking) and physical speparation. Separative methods: dividing according to axiom and according to experimental ordering. Extraction. Separation on ion exchanger. Influence separative of the process. 10. Classification of analytical results and techniques and formulation results of analyses. A ctivities proposal implicit from gained data. GLP. Chemometric principles. 11. Principles of qualitative analyses: classic system of dividing cation – hydrogen sulphide system, analytical anion classes. Next criteria at anion determination. Heteroatoms verification in organic matter. 12. View of basic analytical methods and their common property: method based on weighing, on measuring of volume. Gravimetric analysis: axioms, analytical usage. Basic steps of analyses: sample adjustment, removing, washinh process and filtration, drying, coagulation weighing,concentration calculation . 13. Quantitative chemical analysis. Volumetric analysis (volumetry): common procedure of determination, determination final point of titration, titration curve, calculation of sample content from titrating data. Types of volumetric determination and their application: acidobasic titration, coagulative titration, complex-forming agent titration, redox titration. Axioms, analytical usage. 14. Developments in analytical chemistry - mobile analytics.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 0
        Laboratory work Laboratory work 10  0
        Project Project 50  0
        Written exam Written test 25  0
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