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Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry: Applications in Environmental, Food and Materials Analysis, Biotechnology, and Medical Engineering, 2nd Edition

Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry: Applications in Environmental, Food and Materials Analysis, Biotechnology, and Medical Engineering, 2nd Edition

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This best-selling title both in German and English is now enhanced by a new chapter on the important topical subject of measurement uncertainty, plus a CD-ROM with interactive examples in the form of Excel-spreadsheets. These allow readers to gain an even better comprehension of the statistical procedures for quality assurance while also incorporating their own data.
Following an introduction, the text goes on to elucidate the 4-phase model of analytical quality assurance: establishing a new analytical process, preparative quality assurance, routine quality assurance and external analytical quality assurance.
Besides updating the relevant references, the authors took great care to incorporate the latest international standards in the field.
INTRODUCTION
General differentiation of analytical processes Quality of analytical processes and results
The system of analytical quality assurcane
The 4-phase model of analytical quality assurance
PHASE I: ESTABLISHING A NEW ANALYTICAL PROCESS
Calibration of the fundamental analytical procedure
Analyses at very low concentrations
Validation of individual process steps and examination of matrix influences
Advanced statistical methods
Use of internal standards
Preparing for routine analysis
PHASE II: PREPARATIVE QUALITY ASSURANCE
Selection of the analytical process
Establishment of quality objectives to be adhered to in routine usage
The control chart system
Types of control charts and their applications
PHASE III: ROUTINE QUALITY ASSURANCE
Fundamental measured of internal quality assurance
Measurement uncertainty
Routine quality control
Special quality problems in routine analysis
Corrective measures
Documentation and archiving
PHASE IV: EXTERNAL ANALYTICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE
Review, Audit
Interlaboratory tests
Effects of internal quality assurance on the results of interlaboratory tests
"This is a comprehensive and authoritative book, remarkably well written, and incorporating the latest international standards in the field." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, March 2008)