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SLE229 - Introduction to Separation Science

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBC229

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Zoe Smith

Prerequisite:

One of SLE152, SLE155

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

SBC231

Contact hours:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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