Extensively revised and updated, Handbook of Water Analysis, Second Edition provides current analytical techniques for detecting compounds in water samples. Maintaining the detailed and accessible style of the original, this edition demonstrates water sampling and preservation methods by enumerating different ways to measure chemical and radiological characteristics and giving step-by-step descriptions of separation, residue determination, and clean-up techniques for a variety of fresh- and salt-water. It reveals new information regarding the analysis of endocrine disrupting compounds and residues of plastics and contains four new chapters on acrylamide, trihalomethanes, phthalates, and volatile organic compounds in water.
By organizing data into more than 300 tables, graphs, and charts, and supplementing the text with equations and illustrations, the editor distills a wealth of knowledge into a single accessible reference. Contributions from notable international scientists cover sampling methods, the treatment of data, and analyses of specific compounds, their assessment, and their toxicological, chemical, and environmental properties. Handbook of Water Analysis summarizes problems with radionucleotides in the environment, presents techniques for measuring isotopes in water, explains analytical methods for detecting sulfur compounds, and provides practical guidelines and protocols for identifying the chemistry, occurrence, and significance of surfactants in water. It describes traditional distillation and gas-chromatography, including extraction and derivation steps, and the use of ion chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. It also highlights new methods for separating organic nitrogen compounds and discusses techniques for identifying metals, silicon, and asbestos in water samples.
Offering up-to-date analytical techniques in an easily accessible format, Handbook of Water Analysis, Second Edition provides an essential reference on the detection of contaminants in water.
" [...] an indispensable, up-to-date resource for any environmental chemist, but also vital for almost any chemist [...] clearly one of the book's strengths is the wide scope of water-related topics treated. Chapters include sampling methods [...] tables are clear and easy to understand. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."
– A.S. Casparian, Wentworth Institute of Technology, in CHOICE, Vol, 45, No. 6, February 2008
"Maintaining the detailed and accessible style of the original, this edition demonstrates water sampling and preservation methods by enumerating different ways to measure chemical and radiological characteristics and giving step-by-step descriptions of separation, residue determination, and cleanup techniques for a variety of fresh water and salt water [...] the editor distills a wealth of knowledge into a single accessible reference [...] "
– The Journal of the American Water Resources Association, August 2008
"Maintaining the detailed and accessible style of the original, this edition describes the physical, chemical and other relevant properties of water components [...] . By organizing data into more than 300 tables, graphs, and charts, and supplementing the text with equations and illustrations, the editor distils a wealth of knowledge into a single accessible format. The book provides an essential reference on the detection of contaminants in water [...] ."
– International J. Environmental Analysis Chemistry, Volume 88, No. 5, 2008
Sampling Methods in Surface Waters, M. Mortimer, J. Müller, and M. Liess
Methods of Treatment of Data, R. Leardi
Radioanalytical Methodology for Water Analysis, J.S. Alvarado
Bacteriological Analysis of Water, P. Chigbu and D. Sobolev
Marine Toxins Analysis, L.M. Botana, A. Alfonso, C. Louzao, M.R. Vieytes, and M.R. Velasco
Halogens, G. Nagy and L. Nagy
Analysis of Sulfur Compounds in Water, L. Coll and L.M.L. Nollet
Phosphates, P. Monbet and I.D. McKelvie
Cyanides, M. Noroozifar
Asbestos in Water, J.S. Webber
Heavy Metals, Major Metals, Trace Elements, J.E. Marcovecchio, S.E. Botté, and R.H. Freije
Determination of Silicon and Silicates, S.M. Sultan
Main Parameters and Assays Involved with Organic Pollution of Water, C.E. Domini, L. Vidal, and A. Canals
Determination of Organic Nitrogen and Urea, S. Cozzi and M. Giani
Organic Acids, S. Peldszus
Determination of Phenolic Compounds in Water, T. Berhanu and J. Å. Jönsson
Characterization of Freshwater Humic Matter, J. Peuravuori and K. Pihlaja
Analysis of Pesticides in Water, E.B. Tribaldo
Fungicide and Herbicide Residues in Water, S. Bogialli and A. Di Corcia
Polychlorobiphenyls, A. Ceccarini and S. Giannarelli
Determination of PCDDs and PCDFs in Water, L. Turrio-Baldassarri, A.L. Iamiceli, and S. Alivernini
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, C. Anyakora
Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Water, I.P.R. Falcó and M.N. Moya
Analysis of Surfactants in Samples from the Aquatic Environment, B. Thiele and L.M.L. Nollet
Analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Water, G.G. Ying
Residues of Plastics, C. Sablayrolles, M. Montréjaud-Vignoles, M. Treilhou, and L.M.L. Nollet
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