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Research and Markets: Handbook of Sample Preparation - Discover New Keys to Solving Analytical Problems Using the Latest Sample Preparation Methods.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Handbook of Sample Preparation" to their offering.

Commonly viewed of as a routine task rather than as an integral component in the analytical process, sample preparation has long been undervalued as a science and underdeveloped as a technology. In an effort to reverse this trend, Handbook of Sample Preparation shows why sample preparation deserves closer scientific scrutiny, and makes a compelling case for colleges and professional laboratories to devote more resources to promote the benefits of its correct application.

Handbook of Sample Preparation includes:

* A solid overview of standard sampling methodologies and their analytical capabilities

* An introduction of non-traditional sampling technologies, which address the need for solvent-free alternatives, automation, and miniaturization

* A discussion of the analytical shift toward performing sampling on-site, rather than in the laboratory

* An examination of various extraction technologies and their applications for different types of matrices

* A look at how to take advantage of new sampling strategies to streamline laboratory procedures, reduce research costs, and increase overall productivity

An excellent primer on the fundamentals of extraction as well as a sound guide on the latest technological upgrades influencing current sampling techniques, this versatile text serves as an important and accessible tool for both students and seasoned practitioners as they seek new avenues for improving the accuracy of their analyses.


"An excellent primer on the fundamentals of extraction as well as a sound guide on the latest technological upgrades influencing current sampling techniques, this versatile text serves as an important and accessible tool for both students and seasoned practitioners as they seek new avenues for improving the accuracy of their analyses." (Laboratory Journal, 13 November 2010)

Key Topics Covered:

* Part A. Fundamental Extraction Techniques.

* Theory of Extraction (Janusz Pawliszyn, University of Waterloo The University of Waterloo (also referred to as UW, UWaterloo, or Waterloo) is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The school was founded in 1957. ).

* Headspace Gas Chromatography (Zelda Penton, Varian Inc. USA).

* Liquid-Liquid Extraction in Environmental Analysis (Toh Ming Hii and Hian Kee Lee, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore).

* Solid Phase Extraction Solid-phase extraction (SPE) is a separation process that is used to extract compounds (called analytes) from a mixture of impurities. Analytical laboratories use solid phase extraction to concentrate and purify samples for analysis.  (Ronald E. Majors, Agilent Technologies, USA).

* Solid Phase Microextraction Solid phase microextraction, or SPME, is a sample preparation technique used both in the laboratory and on-site. Developed in the early 1990s at the University of Waterloo by Dr.  (Sanja Risticevic, Dajana Vuckovic and Janusz Pawliszyn, University of Waterloo).

* Microdialysis Sampling as a Sample Preparation Method (Pradyot Nandi and Susan Lunte, University of Kansas The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. The main campus resides atop Mount Oread. ).

* Liquid-phase Microextraction (LPME) Utilizing Porous Hollow Fibers (Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard and Knut Einar Rasmussen, University of Oslo The University of Oslo (Norwegian: Universitetet i Oslo, Latin: Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University ; Jan ke Jnsson, Lund University).

* Sample Preparation in Membrane Introduction Mass Spectrometry Membrane introduction mass spectrometry (MIMS) is a method of introducing analytes into the mass spectrometer's vacuum chamber via a semi-permeable membrane.[1][2] Usually a thin, gas permeable, hydrophobic membrane is used, for example polydimethylsiloxane.  (Raimo A. Ketola, Tapio Kotiaho, University of Helsinki The University of Helsinki is not to be confused with the Helsinki University of Technology.

The University of Helsinki (Finnish: Helsingin yliopisto, Swedish: Helsingfors universitet 
, Frants R. Lauritsen Copenhagen University).

* Pressurised Fluid Extraction (John R. Dean and Renli Ma, Northumbria University).

* Superheated Water Extraction (Roger M. Smith, Loughborough University).

* Supercritical Fluid Extraction (Jeremy J. Kroon and Douglas E. Raynie, South Dakota State University South Dakota State University, at Brookings; land-grant support; coeducational; chartered 1883 as Dakota Agricultural College, opened 1884. In 1907 it became South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and in 1964 its present name was adopted. ).

* Microwave-Assisted Extraction (J. R. Jocelyn Par and Jacqueline M. R. Blanger, Environment Canada).

* Chemical Derivatizations in Analytical Extractions (Jack Rosenfeld, McMaster University).

* Part B. Application Considerations.

* Sample Preparation Techniques for Organic Pollutant Analysis (Ray E. Clement and Chunyan Hao, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Canada).

* Sample Preparation for the Study of Flavor Compounds in Food (Henryk H. Jelen, Poznan University of Life Sciences).

* Sampling and Sample Preparation for Clinical and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Hiroyuki Kataoka and Keita Saito, Shujitsu University, Okayama; Atsushi Yokoyama, Okayama Prefectural Police Headquarters, Tonda-cho, Okayama).

* Statistics of Sampling and Sample Preparation (Byron Kratochvil, University of Alberta).

* SPME Devices Integrating Sampling with Sample Preparation for On-site Analysis (Gangfeng Ouyang, Sun Yat-sen University).

* Part C. Recent Developments.

* Developments in the Use of Passive Sampling Devices for Monitoring Pollutants in Water (Graham A. Mills, Richard Greenwood, and Janine Brmmer, University of Portsmouth; Rocio Aguilar-Martnez, University Complutense of Madrid; Ian J. Allan, Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (NIVA); Jesper Knutsson, Chalmers University of Technology (body, education) Chalmers University of Technology - A Swedish university founded in 1829 offering master of science and doctoral degrees. Research is carried out in the main engineering sciences as well as in technology related mathematical and natural sciences. ; Branislav Vrana, Water Research Institute Nabr. arm. gen. L. Svobodu).

* Solid Phase Microextraction for Drug Analysis (Heather Lord, University of Waterloo).

* Sample Handling Protocols for Biosensor Applications (Andrew Chan, Teresa Artuso and Ulrich J. Krull, University of Toronto).

* Sol-Gel Coatings and Monoliths in Analytical Sample Preparation (Scott Segro and Abdul Malik, University of South Florida


* The use of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Sampling and Sample Preparation (Brje Sellergren, Technische Universitt Dortmund.

* Antonio Martin Esteban, Dpto. Medio Ambiente, INIA).


JANUSZ PAWLISZYN, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Solid Phase Microextraction (Wiley) and Sampling and Sample Preparation in Field and Laboratory, and has been published in more than four hundred scientific publications.

HEATHER L. LORD, PhD, is a Research Associate for New Analytical Methods and Technologies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD in 2005 under Dr. Pawliszyn.

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