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Chemometrics in Environmental Analysis

Chemometrics in Environmental Analysis

Jürgen W. Einax, Heinz W. Zwanziger, Sabine Geiß

ISBN: 978-3-527-60216-2

Jul 2004

424 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Make the most of your data!
This new title will serve both as an introduction and as a practical guide to those techniques of chemometrics which are applicable to environmental analysis. By describing the optimum methods of data analysis it will help all chemists in this field to save time and money.
Because the authors demonstrate the most important chemometric methods with the aid of numerous examples, the reader will learn to solve a given problem by use of the appropriate method. Applications range from sampling, through laboratory analysis, to evaluation. Interpretation of the findings is explained clearly. The text covers not only basic methods such as univariate statistics, regression analysis, and static test planning, but also multivariate data analysis, for example, cluster analysis, principal components analysis, and factor and discriminant analysis. Case studies show the enormous possibilities, and the limits, of chemometric methods.
The book will help all environmental analytical chemists, even those with only a basic knowledge of mathematics, to optimize the evaluation and interpretation of the results of their measurements.
Introduction
PART A: ESSENTIAL CHEMOMETRIC METHODS
Measurements and Basic Statistics
Remarks on Experimental Design and Optimization
Sampling and Sampling Design
Multivariate Data Analysis
Basic Methods of Time Series Analysis
PART B: CASE STUDIES
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Pedosphere
Related Topics
The strength of this monograph consists in the illustrative demonstration of the power of chemometric methods for the evaluation of analytical data with environmental relevenance.
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