Analytical chemistry - Aquatic chemistry




Chemistry of aqueous solution, Instrumental methods, spectrometry, electrochemistry, chromatography


In this teaching unit, two different basic courses in relation with aquatic chemistry and main basic analytical methods will be given.

In the course “aquatic chemistry”, basic concepts of chemistry in aqueous solution will be reminded (equilibria, acid and base, complexation, oxido-reduction, precipitation-dissolution, Eh‑pH diagrams...). Reaction kinetics will also be a part of this course.

In the course “analytical chemistry”, basic analytical methods will be described (electronic and atomic spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography) and illustrated with some examples of pollutant analysis in water samples.


- Aquatic Chemistry - Chemical equilibria and rates in natural waters, by Stumm W., Morgan J.J., 1996, 3rd edition, Wiley-Interscience Pub., New York

- Chimie des Milieux Aquatiques, by Sigg L., Behra P., Stumm W., 2014, 5th edition, Dunod, Paris (in French)

- Inorganic Chemistry for Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences by George W. Luther III, 2016, Wiley-Interscience Pub., New York


Prof. Emmanuel Guillon, UMR CNRS ICMR, Univ. Reims Champagne-Ardenne, emmanuel.guillon@univ-reims.fr

Dr Bui Van Hoi, WEO Department, USTH, bui-van.hoi@usth.edu.vn


Solution chemistry, 14 h course, 9 h practical. Lecturers: Emmanuel Guillon, Bui Van Hoi

Analytical chemistry, 16 h course, 6 h practical. Lecturers: Emmanuel Guillon, Bui Van Hoi


Dr. Bui Van Hoi, USTH

Prof. Emmanuel Guillon, Univ. Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Prof. Marc Hebrant, Univ. Lorraine (LCPME); Prof. Philippe Behra (LCA)


examination (2 written exams + report)