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Prof. Supreet Saini
IIT Bombay


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This course is useful for the determination of metals as ions in ¬μg, ng, pg levels in aqueous and nonaqueous solutions. It has applicability to air pollution, water and solid waste matrices. A emphasis is laid on fundamentals of atomic structure, spectroscopy, instrumentation, method development and industrial applications. The course will be useful for chemists, chemical engineers, metallurgists, biotechnologists and NGOs.

Module Name
Module 1 Introduction to pollution control monitoring and Introduction to atomic structure
Module 2 Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with fundamental particles
Module 3 Instrumentation, for flame, flameless and graphite furnace AAS
Module 4 Mechanism of Atomization
Module 5 Design of atomizers, flame, graphite , hydride generation and Instrumentation of AAS & AES† electronics and optics
Module 6 Techniques of flame AAS, Interferences in flame and non flame AAS
Module 7 Interferences in Hydride generation AAS and cold vapor mercury, Applications of AAS to individual elements.
Module 8 Applications of AAS to individual elements continued, pollution monitoring and environmental sampling and conclusion


1. Matrin Nowak, Evolutionary Dynamics, Belknap Press (2009) [Primary Text]; 2. Sean H. Rice, Evolutionary Theory: Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations, Sinauer Associates (2004) 3. Josef Hofbauer and Karl Sigmund, Evolutionary Games and Population Dynamics, Cambridge University Press (1998); 4. John Maynard Smith and Eros Szathmary, The Major Transitions in Evolution, W. H. Freeman & Co. (1995) 5. Karl Sigmund, The Calculus of Selfishness, Princeton University Press (2010)



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