Provides information on the application of analytical techniques, such as GC, LC, IR, and XRF for analysing and measuring water, solid and atmospheric samples and for monitoring environmental pollutants.
Series Preface. Preface. Acronyms, Abbeviations and Symbols. About the Author. 1. Introduction. The Environment. Reasons for Concern. Pollution. The Necessity of Chemical Analysis. 2. Transport of Pollutants in the Environment and Approaches to their Analysis. Introduction. Sources, Dispersal, Reconcentration and Degradation. Transport and Reconcentration of Neutral Organic Compounds. Transport and Reconcentration of Metal Ions. What is a Safe Level? Sampling and Sample Variability. General Apporoach to Analysis. The Choice of Laboratory or Field Analysis. Quality Assurance. 3. Water Analysis - Major Constituents. Introduction. Sampling. Measurement of Water Quality. Techniques for the Analysis of Common Ions. 4. Water Analysis - Pollutants. Introduction. Organic Trace Pollutants. Metal Ions. 5. Analysis of Land, Solids and Waste. Introduction. Common Problem Areas in the Analysis of Solids. Specific Considerations for the Analysis of Biological Samples. Specific Considerations for the Analysis of Soils. Speicifc Considerations for the Analysis of Contaminated Land. Specific Considerations for the Analysis involved in Waste and Its Disposal by Landfill. Specific Considerations of Sediments and Sewage Sludge. New Extraction and Dissolution Techniques. 6. Atmospheric Analysis - Gases. Introduction. Determination of Time-weighted Average Concentrations. Determination of Instanteous Concentrations. 7. Atmsopheric Analysis - Particles. Introduction. Sampling Methods. Analytical Methods involving Sample Dissolution. Direct Analysis of Solids. 8. Ultra-Trace Analysis. Introduction. Analytical Methods. A Typical Analytical Scheme. Responses to Self-Assessment Questions. Bibliography. Glossary of Terms. Units of Measurement and Physical Constants. Periodic Table. Index.
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