KD2330 Analytical Separations 7.5 credits

Analytiska separationer

Advanced course with focus on separation techniques and mass spectrometry. The course provides theoretical knowledge of different techniques and practical training in a research-based laboratory project .

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The lectures discuss basic principles of different separation techniques and give a summary of a few of the most important methods like capillary gas chromatography, HPLC, capillary electrophoresis and combinations of these with mass spectrometry. In this connection, specific instrumental aspects, sample workup methods, optimizing of separations and problem solving, are discussed.

The laboratory course includes a group assignment or minor project, which is often related to an ongoing research project or a relevant industrial project.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles for gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, describe the different methods, which are used in each technique respectively and the instrumental variants that exist.
  • Suggest and explain how the method development and the optimization can be accomplished for the different techniques.
  • Participate actively in the demonstration laboratory exercises and at the company visit.
  • Define and compare the different methods, choose technique/method for specific analysis problems and motivate the choices.
  • Plan, perform and evaluate a laboration project in a group, present the lab project in a written report and an oral presentation for the other students in the course.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Recommended prerequisites

Recommended prior knowledge:
KD1190 Chemical Measuring Techniques, 9 credits or corresponding knowledge.

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Literature

Quantitative Chemical Analysis, D.C. Harris, 8ed ISBN: 978-1-4292-1815-3

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Laboratory Work, presentation of project work (LAB1; 4.5 hp)
Examination (TEN1; 3.0 hp)

Final grade for the complete course is based on the grade of TEN1.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Åsa Emmer

Further information

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Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Main field of study *

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course has the same content as the courses KD2020 Organic and Biochemical Analytical Separationsand KD2030 Analytical Separation Methods.

Only one of the courses KD2330, KD2020 and KD2030 may be included in the exam.