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Introduction to Environmental Analysis

Introduction to Environmental Analysis

Roger N. Reeve

ISBN: 978-0-471-49295-5

Feb 2002

328 pages

In Stock

$139.00

Description

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.
* Emphasizes Field Analysis, reflecting the growing application of this technique

* Information on sampling strategies - reflecting growth in this area

* Includes sections on solid and liquid extraction techniques

* Ideal as a self-study aid or as a taught course
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
""...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)

  • Contains updates and expands on applications of analytical techniques
  • Contains new emphasis on Field Analysis, reflecting the growing application of this technique
  • New information on sampling strategies - reflecting growth in this area
  • Includes sections on solid and liquid extraction techniques - two expanding areas of environmental science
  • Written in an Open Learning format (with model answers and questions), it is ideal as a self-study aid or as a taught course