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Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring: Sampling and Sample Pretreatment

Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring: Sampling and Sample Pretreatment

Philippe Quevauviller (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61520-9

Jul 2008

321 pages

Select type: E-Book

$108.99

Description

It is increasingly recognized that the greatest risks of error in environmental analysis lie in the sample preparation rather than the analysis stage. This book describes the precautions that must be taken from the sampling to the sample pretreatment via the storage stage to assure good quality. Typical pitfalls - and recommendations for avoiding them - are discussed. Special emphasis is given to the monitoring of trace contaminants in environmental matrices (e. g., water, sediment, plants, air).

This book, based on the experience of specialists, constitutes an invaluable guide to the quality assurance relevant to environmental chemists.
General Aspects of Quality Assurance
Sampling Strategy in Environmental Monitoring
Trace Element Determinations in Water
Analysis of Nutrients in Water
Sampling and Storage for Sediment Analysis
Analysis of Organic Compounds in Marine Matrices
Soil Sampling and Storage
Biota Sampling and Storage
Plant Sampling and Storage
Need for a Holistic Approach for QA in Marine Monitoring