Gas Chromatographic Environmental Analysis Principles, Techniques, Instrumentation Fabrizio Bruner Gas Chromatographic Environmental Analysis is the first, truly complete, up–to–date, homogeneous coverage in book form, of this analytical technique applied to the chemical study of the environment. The book describes the principles of gas chromatography in environmental analysis. After a critical review of the different column types, the author provides a careful description of the necessary instrumentation, with particular attention devoted to sample injection, detection, and calibration systems. As Dr. Bruner states in the Preface. "It is useless to exploit even the most sophisticated apparatus when the injected sample does not represent the original one." Special attention is paid to trace analysis, which is important in the identification of specific fluorocarbons in the atmosphere, chlorinated compounds in drinking water, and monomers from plastic containers in foodstuffs. In addition, the author looks briefly at other techniques such as HPLC and mass spectrometry to give the reader a complete picture of environmental chemical analysis as it is practiced now and in years to come. Because it is written for analytical chemists in both industrial and academic contexts, chemical engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental biologists, and geologists, Gas Chromatographic Environmental Analysis pays particular attention to the methods that have been officially adopted in the U.S. and other highly industrialized countries. It is certain to be a welcome addition also to the libraries of chemical companies, town and regional administrators, universities, and government research centers.
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