Techniques for the Detection of Organo-Chemical Pollutants in the Arctic Environment (PhD)

The course will introduce MSc and PhD students to preparation and quantification procedures for quantitative organo-chemical trace analysis and will also provide detailed information on feasibility and restrictions of modern trace analytical technologies.


Today, a large number of organic chemicals are already identified as relevant environmental pollutants in Arctic environments. Detection, identification and quantification of these chemicals in ultra-trace levels are usually performed by applying well-established, validated and quality controlled analytical methods.

Focus for the course will also be laid upon demonstration and discussion of challenges and pitfalls within modern trace analysis through practical experiences with Arctic environmental samples.

The students will be introduced to the general scientific principles of modern ultra-trace analytical quantification methods for organic chemicals; learn through active field and laboratory work about the importance of sampling/ sample treatment as an integrated part of trace analysis, evaluate the complete process leading from sampling to trace amount quantification based upon modern trace analytical technology, have a first introduction in quality control and quality assurance criteria for modern trace analysis.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryNorway
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2014
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEngineering and engineering trades (others)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagsenvironmentorgano-chemistrytrace analysistrace analytical technology
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