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Environmental Forensics

Series: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Volume: 26

Edited By: RE Hester and RM Harrison

Royal Society of Chemistry

Hardback | Jul 2008 | #172194 | ISBN-13: 9780854049578
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About this book

Offers an overview of environmental forensics and related topics. The authors explore topics including source identification issues, microbial techniques, metal contamination and methods of assigning liability, the use of isotopes to detemine sources, oil chemistry and key compound ID, and also discuss the emerging role of environmental forensics in groundwater pollution.

...this is a very useful book which gives an excellent position statement on the application of the techniques and of their limitations in environmental forensics. A required purchase, I am sure, for all institutional libraries where these sorts of activities take place. -- Chemistry World, Future Issue, Paul Kneller Chemistry World


Contents

Environmental Forensics - An Introduction and Source Identification Issues; Microbial Techniques for Environmental Forensics; Tracking Chlorinated Solvents in Nature - Classic and Emerging Forensic Techniques; Perchlorate: Is Nature the Main Manufacturer; Oil Chemistry and Key Compounds for ID; Groundwater Pollution: The Emerging Role of Environmental Forensics.

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Biography

Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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