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Course schedule

Department of Earth Sciences

Uppsala University

Course Responsible and Examiner: Sahar Dalahmeh-UU

Important dates

Last day for registration: 30/4/ 2023

Course Introduction: 2/5/2023

Course Implementation Part 1: 15/5/2023 (Online) and 22-24/05/2023

Course Implementation Part 2: 22-24/05/2023 (Uppsala University; Villav├Ągen 16 Uppsala)

Schedule

Moment

Type of moment

Time

Day

Course Introduction (Important)

Lecture (Online)

09:15-10:00

5/02/2023

Day 1- Microplastic pollution in Sweden

 

Online Lectures

09:15-16:00

5/15/2023

Microplastics in Wastewater from Gryaab

 

Lecture (Online)

09:15-10:00

 

Microplastics From Highway Traffic- Tire Wear in Stormwater

 

 

Lecture (Online)

10:15-12:00

 

Microplastics in Stormwater and Methods of Treatment

Lecture (Online)

13:15-15:00

 

 

Day 2: Microplastic properties and separation

 

Face-to-Face meetings

09:15-17:00

5/22/2023

Microplastic Pollution: Size, Risk, and Sequences

 

Workshop (Assignment 1)

09:15-10:00

 

Methods for Sampling Microplastics

 

Lecture

10:15-11:00

 

Separation of Microplastics From Complex Matrices: Oxidation and Enzymatic Digestion

 

Lecture

11:15-12:00

 

Hands on Oxidation

 

Laboratory Activity

13:15-15:00

 

Separation of Microplastics: Density Separation and Filtration

 

 

Lecture

15:15-16:00

 

Day 3: Microplastic separation and identification

 

Face-to-Face meetings

08:15-17:00

5/23/2023

FTIR Theory and Application

 

Lecture

08:15-09:00

 

FTIR Microscopy and Imaging

 

Lecture

09:15-10:00

 

Application of FTIR in Microplastic Identification

 

 

Lecture

10:15-11:00

 

FTIR- ATR Microscopy

 

Laboratory Demo (Group 1)

11:15-12:00

 

Hands-on Density Separation and Filtration

 

Laboratory activity; Group 2)

11:15-12:00

 

FTIR- ATR Microscopy

 

Laboratory Demo (Group 2)

13:15-14:00

 

Hands-on Density Separation and Filtration

 

Laboratory activity; Group 1)

13:14-14:00

 

siMPle for Quantification of Microplastics

 

Computer lab

14:00-16:00

 

Uncertainties in Analyses of Microplastics

 

Lecture

16:00-17:00

 

Dinner

All participants

18:00-

 

Day 4: Microplastic identification and quantification

 

Face-to-Face meetings

 

5/24/2023

Pyrolysis and Gas Chromatography

Lecture

09:15-10:00

 

Raman Microscopy- Theory

Lecture

10.15-12:00

 

Application of Raman Spectroscopy in the Identification and Quantification of Microplastics

 

Lecture

13:15-14:00

 

Raman Spectroscopy for Microplastics Analyses

 

Demonstration

14:14-16:00

 

Day 5: Deadline for submission of Assignment 2

Submission of Assignment 2

 

6/15/2023

 

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