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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Trace element analysis of biological samples - D323029
Title: Analýza stopových prvků v biologických materiálech
Guaranteed by: Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition (323)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2013
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing.
Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing.
Annotation -
Last update: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing. (28.03.2014)
The subject is dedicated for PhD. students. The lectures are focused on the problems of inorganic trace analysis, taking biological samples, sample treatment techniques and the application of spectrometric, electrochemical and separation analytical methods for determination and speciation of elements, especially in food and other biological matrices.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing. (28.03.2014)

The students:

  • will know the properties of individual methods of elemental analysis and be able to predict possible interferences and suggest the way of their compensation.
  • will be able to select correctly the method of sample treatment for trace element analysis of biological and environmental samples.
  • will be able to select correctly the appropriate measurement method and measurement parameters considering the nature of analyte and the properties of the sample.

Literature -
Last update: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing. (28.03.2014)

Aras N.K., Ataman O. Y.: Trace Element Analysis of Food and Diet, RSC Publishing , Cambridge, UK, 2006, ISBN 0-85404-576-7

Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry Vol. 30, 1996 (editor R. Lobinski), ISBN 978044482368-7; Vol 33, 2000 (editor J.A. Caruso) ISBN 9780444500472; Vol 41 (editor Z. Mester) ISBN 9780444511010, Elsevier

Syllabus -
Last update: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing. (28.03.2014)

1. General problems of trace analysis.

2. Sampling techniques for trace element analysis.

3. Sample treatment - decomposition.

4. Sample treatment - other procedures.

5. Methods of trace elements separation and enrichment.

6. Flame atomic absorption spectrometry (F AAS).

7. Electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ET AAS).

8. Vapour generation techniques.

9. Fundamentals of atomic emission spectrometry.

10. Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and the applications of ICP-AES.

11. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS): fundamentals, instrumentation, interferences, applications in analyses of biological samples.

12. Electrochemical stripping analysis.

13. Separation methods of elemental analysis.

14. Element speciation analysis of biological samples: principles and applications.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing. (28.03.2014)

Analytical Chemistry I or equivalent fundamental pregragual course of analytical chemistry

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing. (28.03.2014)

Oral exam.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 40
Oral examination 60