Environmental Trace Analysis: Techniques and Applications.
Environmental Trace Analysis: Techniques and Applications
John R. Dean
The proliferation of environmental regulations spurred by the ubiquity of trace pollutants and our growing concern about our environment has produced a great need for development of new methodologies of environmental sampling and analysis. Environmental trace analysis is the first step in the process of reduction or elimination of particular environmental toxins and this book provides a timely manual covering its techniques and specific procedures. Chapters on basic laboratory analysis, investigative approach and techniques of quantitative environmental analysis open this study; descriptions of specific methods for sampling, sample storage, preparation of solid, liquid, and air samples for both inorganic and organic analysis follow. Several case studies and an overview of instrumental techniques and several worked examples close the book. The author is an analytical chemist at the Newcastle Polytechnic and head of the graduate department with many years of experience in the relevant fields and well-suited to provide an introduction to this rapidly growing and important field.
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