CHEM 727/7270 - Separations

Semester: Winter 2021

Professor: J. Pawliszyn | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo

Description

Material to be covered will be drawn from the topics outlined below:

SEPARATIONS IN ENGINEERING AND ANALYTICAL PROCESSES
UNIT PROCESSES:
(Distillation, Extraction, Membrane Separation, Intermolecular Interactions)
SAMPLE PREPARATION TECHNIQUES: LLE, SPE, SPME, SFE
MEMBRANE SEPARATIONS
CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES
Gas (GLC, GSC); Liquid (LLC, LSC, GPC, IEC, Affinity);
Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC)
PHYSIOCHEMICAL APPLICATION OF CHROMATOGRAPHY
ELECTROPHORESIS TECHNIQUES: Gel, Capillary, Moving Boundary, Zone, Isotachophoresis.
CAPILLARY SEPARATIONS
DETECTION METHODS
GC-MS, LC/MS, CE/MS
MULTIDIMENSIONAL SEPARATIONS
FLOW FIELD FRACTIONATION

Materials

TBA

Evaluation

Assignments                         10%
Quizzes                                   10%
Project Report                       40% (Paper and Presentation)
MIDTERMS                           40% (Feb 22 and March 29)

Lab/Project

During the course students will be asked to complete a literature project regarding the method of analysis of a chosen group of environmentally or biologically important substances which utilize analytical separations.  There are two parts of the project – 10-page (single spaced) description (plus figures) and the 30 minutes presentation (April 5, 2021).

Schedule

  • Mon: 2:00 pm - 4:20 pm in Remote

Office Hours

Professor Janusz Pawliszyn C2-278A, Ext. 4641; Appointments on request, [email protected]