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Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling and Analysis

By: Chunlong Zhang

436 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 2007 | #164737 | ISBN-13: 9780471710974
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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview on the fundamentals of environmental sampling and analysis for students in environmental science and engineering as well as environmental professionals in sampling and analytical work. It uses a know why rather than a know how approach. It details fundamentals of sampling, selection of standard methods, chemical and instrumental principles, and method applications for particular contaminants. The book gives an integrated introduction to the accurate sampling and analysis that is essential to quality environmental data.

... real-life case studies also helps put the material in context and some chapters have a 'practical tips' section...
- Chemistry World, September 2007


Contents

Preface

1. Introduction to Environmental Data Acquisition
2. Basics of Environmental Sampling and Analysis
3. Environmental Sampling Design
4. Environmental Sampling Techniques
5. Methodology and Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Environmental Analysis
6. Common Operations and Wet Chemical Methods in Environmental Laboratories
7. Fundamentals of Sample Preparation for Environmental Analysis
8. UV-Visible and Infrared Spectroscopic Methods in Environmental Analysis
9. Atomic Spectroscopy for Metal Analysis
10. Chromatographic Methods for Environmental Analysis
11. Electrochemical Methods for Environmental Analysis
12. Other Instrumental Methods in Environmental Analysis

Experiments

Appendices
A. Common Abbreviations and Acronyms
B. Structures and Properties of Important Organic Pollutants
C1. Standard Normal Cumulative Probabilities
C2. Percentiles of t-Distribution
C3. Critical Values for the F-Distribution
D. Required Containers, Preservation Techniques, and Holding Times

Index

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Biography

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has over two decades of experience in academia, industry, and consulting. Dr. Zhang has firsthand, practical knowledge of environmental sampling and analysis from work in the field and in the lab. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and reports on contaminant fate/transport, environmental remediation, and environmental assessment.

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