Practical Course: Instrumental Analysis 2

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semester 2

Typically offered in

Spring semester

Course description

Thermo analysis. Application of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in polymer study. Determination of Ca-oxalate and Ca carbonate by thermogravimetry. Electro analysis. Determination of Pb2+ / Cd2+- ions by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPSV) in anal. grade NaNO3. Atomic spectrometry. Determination of As\Se contamination in soils coupling hydride generation to inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (HG-ICP-AES). Selective leaching of cave sediment and determination of its Pb\Cu content by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). Chromatography. Determination of trace organic contaminants in Danube water by gas chromatography and mass spectrometric detection (GC-MS). Interpretation of some high efficiency analytical techniques by interactive teaching software. On-line operation of instruments and off-line evaluation of data. Competency: knowledge of physico-chemical background of instrumental analytical techniques, safe and proper use of instruments, reliable evaluation of data and errors.



  • James W. Robinson, Eileen Skelly Frame, George M. Frame II: Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis, Seventh Edition, 2014, CRC Press


  • Gillian McMahon: Analytical Instrumentation: A Guide to Laboratory, Portable and Miniaturized Instruments, 2007, Wiley

  • R. D. Beaty, J. D. Kerber: Concepts, Instrumentation and Techniques in Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, 1993, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Norwalk, CT, USA