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.
* Emphasizes Field Analysis, reflecting the growing application of this technique
* Information on sampling strategies - reflecting growth in this area
* Includes sections on solid and liquid extraction techniques
* Ideal as a self-study aid or as a taught course
Written for students in environmental science and chemistry courses, as well as laboratory technicians, this book covers established and innovative methods in the field of environmental analysis. Emphasizing accurate quantification, it describes laboratory techniques, in situ monitoring, and sample strategies. Quality assurance and quality control aspects receive particular attention. Chapters address the transport of pollutants in the environment, water analysis, the analysis of land and solids, atmospheric analysis, and ultra-trace analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)