Hydrocarbons Analysis and Environment - AM215014
Title: Hydrocarbons Analysis and Environment
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D.
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Annotation
The course significantly extends the knowledge about theoretical principles and especially practical application of selected separation, spectroscopy and electrochemical analytical methods that are applicable for the characterization of complex hydrocarbon mixtures and contaminated samples from the environment. The course is divided into two basic blocks. Within the first block, individual analytical (separation, spectroscopic and electrochemical) methods for analysis of hydrocarbon mixtures will be discussed. Emphasis will be given on extending the theoretical and practical knowledge about the different methods obtained in previous years of study. The second block will focus on the application of selected analytical techniques in the analysis of hydrocarbon mixtures and contaminated samples from the environment. After completing the course, students will easily orientate in the problematics of the analysis of hydrocarbon mixtures and contaminated samples from the environment. They will understand in detail the principles of the individual analytical methods, the differences between them, their practical applications and they will be able to choose an appropriate method for the intended application.
Last update: Staš Martin (16.09.2023)
Literature

James G. Speight: Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis; A John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken (New Jersey) USA, 2002. ISBN: 0-471-20346-7.

S. Hála, M. Kuraš, M. Popl: Analysis of Complex Hydrocarbon Mixtures, Elsevier, 1981. ISBN: 0-444-99734-2.

Last update: Staš Martin (02.05.2024)
Learning resources

M. Staš et al.: Analysis of Fuels - study text, 2023 (available via e-learning).

M. Staš et al.: Hydrocarbon Analysis and Environment - powerpoint presentations (available via e-learning).

Last update: Staš Martin (02.05.2024)
Syllabus

1. Introduction - classification of analytical methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis.

2. Separation methods in analysis (distillation, absorption, adsorption, extraction) - instrumentation, sample preparation and own execution, evaluation of results, examples.

3. Chromatography - introduction, classification, basic terminology, qualitative and quantitative analysis, areas of application.

4. Gas chromatography - columns, detectors, injectors, GC configuration, sample preparation for analysis, application examples.

5. Liquid chromatography (HPLC, LSC, GPC) - working conditions, instrumentation, detectors for LC, sample preparation, examples of use.

6. UV, fluorimetry - principle, advantages/disadvantages, instrumentation, sample preparation and own execution, quality/quantity, examples of use.

7. FTIR - principle, advantages/disadvantages, instrumentation, sample preparation and own execution, evaluation of results - quality/quantity, examples of use.

8. MS, NMR - principle, advantages/disadvantages, instrumentation, sample preparation and own execution, evaluation of results, examples of use.

9. Determination of metals and elements - AAS, AES, ICP, X-ray - principle, advantages/disadvantages, instrumentation, sample preparation and own execution, evaluation of results, examples of use.

10. Thermal methods - DTA, TGA, DSC, pyrolysis - principle, advantages/disadvantages, instrumentation, evaluation of results, examples of use.

11. Evaluation of the quality of gaseous fuels - an overview of monitored parameters, their importance, choice of appropriate methodologies for sampling and own analysis.

12. Evaluation of the quality of oil fractions and products - overview of monitored parameters, their significance, choice of appropriate analysis methodologies.

13. Evaluation of the quality of solid fuels and products of their processing - overview of monitored parameters, choice of appropriate methodologies for sampling and own analysis.

14. Special trace analyzes of selected pollutants - PAHs, PCBs, aldehydes, phenols, VOCs, sulfur substances, organometals; collection and preparation of samples.

Last update: Staš Martin (16.09.2023)
Registration requirements

None.

Last update: Staš Martin (15.09.2023)
Course completion requirements

A successful completion of written and oral exam.

Last update: Staš Martin (15.09.2023)