Air pollution determination is one of the most important fields of gas chromatography application in practice. This book provides a systematic description of the main stages of air pollution determination, ranging from sampling problems to the quantitative estimation of the acquired data. Special attention is paid to the problem of gas, vapor, spray and solid particles extraction from air. The main methods of sampling procedure, namely, container utilization, cryogenic concentration, absorption, adsorption, chemisorption and filter usage, and successive impurities extraction are also handled. Sorption theory and the problems of sorption and desorption efficiency for hazardous impurities being extracted from traps with sorbents are discussed in detail. The practical utilization of different sorbents (silica, activated carbon, polymers etc.) to carry out sampling procedures for 200 main pollutants with known TLV (USSR and USA) is also considered. This highly informative book, reflecting several insufficiently known techniques as well as the experience of both western and Soviet researchers, should be of interest to both beginners and skilled researchers.
...contains a wealth of interesting information which was not available in book form until now. The book can therefore be recommended for everyone dealing with air pollution monitoring. Analusis ...will be useful to various readers for the further development and practical utilization of gas chromatography in the field of air pollution control. Biological Abstracts ...valuable reading for student and researcher alike and must be considered good value for money. The Analyst This will undoubtedly prove a useful book both for the air pollution scientist in the field and the gas chromatographer responsible for subsequent analysis at the bench. LC-GC International
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