SLE229 - Introduction to Separation Science

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Neil Barnett


SLE152 or SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 4 hour practicals per trimester.


SLE229 develops student understandings and practical skills in: classification of chromatographic processes (adsorption, partition and ion exchange); thermodynamic and kinetic theory of chromatography; separation performance (resolution versus retention time); instrumentation for capillary GC (columns, injectors, detectors and temperature programming); instrumentation for HPLC (columns, detectors and gradient elution); and capillary electrophoresis and applications of both GC and HPLC to separation and quantitation of priority substances.


Three in-class tests (20% each) 60%, practical report 40%

Prescribed texts

Christian et al (Editors), 2013, Analytical Chemistry, 7th edition, John Wiley & Sons

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