At the end of the course, the student should have acquired knowledge about the principles and applications of the Process Analytical Chemistry, which is exploited in industry.
In particular, the student should be able to:
- know and describe the main techniques and strategies for real-time analysis used to control an industrial process, with the final purpose of quality assurance, taking into account also security and profit aspects.
- explain how process analytical chemistry fits into a multidisciplinary approach, which also involves the use of chemiometric techniques for data elaboration and predictive statistical model building.
- connect each other the different topics addressed during the course and connect them with the basic and related disciplines; discuss critically the concepts and consult relevant scientific literature.
- apply the acquired knowledge to identify the proper analytical approaches for real-time monitoring of a chemical reaction and of an industrial process, combined to chemometric techniques for data elaboration.
- program the experimental activity for predictive models building and collect analytical information for process control.
- Evaluate critically the own knowledges and capacities, and interpret the results.
- adapt yourself to different working areas and topics and make judgments on important scientific issues.
- support the own activity on the basis of an autonomous judgment on issues pertinent to the course of study.
- interact with other people and work in a group in multidisciplinary projects, taking into account the objectives and the methods to achieve them.
- easily retrieve information from scientific literature, databases and internet.
- possess personal skills of logical reasoning and autonomous learning, to independently propose solutions for new scientific topics and professional issues related to the attended studies.
- analyse critically the results from experimental processes, by extrapolating the information necessary for process optimization.