Introduction to Environmental AnalysisPaperback Analytical Techniques in the Sciences
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- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 326 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 18mm | 522g
- Publication date: 28 February 2002
- Publication City/Country: Chichester
- ISBN 10: 0471492957
- ISBN 13: 9780471492955
- Edition: 3
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: Ill.
- Sales rank: 1,602,826
Provides information on the application of analytical techniques, such as GC, LC, IR, and XRF for analysing and measuring water, solid and atmospheric samples and for monitoring environmental pollutants. aeo Emphasizes Field Analysis, reflecting the growing application of this technique aeo Information on sampling strategies -- reflecting growth in this area aeo Includes sections on solid and liquid extraction techniques aeo Ideal as a self--study aid or as a taught course
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"...covers established and innovative methods in the field.." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002) "...The approach works well and this book is a good primer on an important subject..." (Laboratory News, July 2002)? "...Anyone interested in the topic should give this book a closer look..." (Environmental Geology, October 2002) "...useful to working environmental analysts..." (Industry & Environment, July--December 2002) "...This is an extremely useful book ...Suitable for self--study, the book would be a valuable addition to the library of anyone working in environmental analysis". (Education in Chemistry, July 2003) "...offers all that an instructor or student would desire to have in a text...a good reference for environmental professionals..." (The Chemist, Summer 2003) "...easy--to--read...a wide range of excellent material..." (Metrohm Information Issue, Vol 3 2003)
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Global awareness of the importance of monitoring and protecting our environment has grown considerably over the last ten years. Environmental concerns are now an integral part of today's legislation, product design and development, waste minimization and disposal. As well as background monitoring of the environment, scientists are involved in monitoring liquid and gaseous discharges and surveying contaminated land and landfill sites - very topical issues due to concern over waste dumping and potential problems with reuse of old industrial sites. As well as covering long-established methods, this book includes the breadth of new developments which have taken place in the field of environmental analysis. New techniques have emerged which have now become acceptable as alternatives to more long-standing methods. There is also more use of automated techniques. Quality assurance and quality control aspects have become increasingly important for the environmental analyst with a growing emphasis on accurate quantification. The techniques discussed develop in complexity from simple volumetric measurements for water quality to the special problems of ultra-trace analysis. As well as covering all of the laboratory techniques used in extraction and analysis of samples, attention is also given to in situ monitoring and sampling strategies. Key features include the following: * Up-to-date information on now widely used analytical techniques such as ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and PM10 sampling. * Written in the AnTS Series style, it is ideal for use as a self-study aid or as the basis of a taught course. * Includes a comprehensive bibliography to guide the reader to more specialized texts and sources for the various standard methods. Introduction to Environmental Analysis will be invaluable to students on environmental science and analytical chemistry courses, as well as laboratory technicians, biologists and analytical chemists involved in environmental monitoring.
Table of contents
Series Preface Preface Acronyms, Abbeviations and Symbols About the Author 1. Introduction The Environment Reasons for Concern Pollution The Necessity of Chemical Analysis 2. Transport of Pollutants in the Environment and Approaches to their Analysis Introduction Sources, Dispersal, Reconcentration and Degradation Transport and Reconcentration of Neutral Organic Compounds Transport and Reconcentration of Metal Ions What is a Safe Level? Sampling and Sample Variability General Apporoach to Analysis The Choice of Laboratory or Field Analysis Quality Assurance 3. Water Analysis -- Major Constituents Introduction Sampling Measurement of Water Quality Techniques for the Analysis of Common Ions 4. Water Analysis -- Pollutants Introduction Organic Trace Pollutants Metal Ions 5. Analysis of Land, Solids and Waste Introduction Common Problem Areas in the Analysis of Solids Specific Considerations for the Analysis of Biological Samples Specific Considerations for the Analysis of Soils Speicifc Considerations for the Analysis of Contaminated Land Specific Considerations for the Analysis involved in Waste and Its Disposal by Landfill Specific Considerations of Sediments and Sewage Sludge New Extraction and Dissolution Techniques 6. Atmospheric Analysis -- Gases Introduction Determination of Time--weighted Average Concentrations Determination of Instanteous Concentrations 7. Atmsopheric Analysis -- Particles Introduction Sampling Methods Analytical Methods involving Sample Dissolution Direct Analysis of Solids 8. Ultra--Trace Analysis Introduction Analytical Methods A Typical Analytical Scheme Responses to Self--Assessment Questions Bibliography Glossary of Terms Units of Measurement and Physical Constants Periodic Table Index