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Manual of Physico-Chemical Analysis of Aquatic Sediments

Handbook / Manual

By: A Mudroch, JM Azcue and P Mudroch

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #85202 | ISBN: 1566701554
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About this book

Because water is one of the most important life-supporting media on the planet, the quality of aquatic ecosystems is of great interest to the entire world population. One of the factors that greatly affects water quality is the condition of the underlying sediment layer. The Manual of Physico-Chemical Analysis of Aquatic Sediments addresses the best methods for quantitative determination of chemical forms of different elements and compounds, bioassessment techniques, and determination of physical properties of sediments. Essential information for surveying, research, and monitoring of sediment contamination is covered. This manual will aid sediment biologists, geochemists, limnologists, regulatory program managers, environmental chemists and toxicologists and environmental consultants in preparing plans for proper remedial action.


Contents

Introduction, A. Mudroch, J.M. Azcue, and P. MudrochMeasurement of Physical Properties of Sediments, J.B. Percival and P.J. LindsayMeasurement of Eh and pH in Aquatic Sediments, P. BrassardRapid and Cost-Effective Analysis for Aquatic Sediment Samples by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, K.F. MaleyDetermination of Trace Elements in Sediments, G.E.M. HallNeutron Activation Analysis, J.M. GodoyDetermination of Nutrients in Aquatic Sediments, H. AgemianSupercritical Fluid Extraction of Organic Contaminants in Sediments, H.-B. Lee and D.R. GereEach chapter includes a list of references.

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