The topics covered include the following:
∗ Basic laboratory skills
∗ Investigative approaches for sample preparation
∗ Storage of samples
∗ Sample preparation for inorganic analysis – solids and liquids
∗ Sample preparation for organic analysis – solids, liquids and volatile compounds
∗ Pre–concentration approaches
∗ Instrumental techniques for trace analysis
Key features include:
∗ Up–to–date information on the latest developments in sample preparation for metals and organics.
∗ Written in an open learning/distance learning style, it is ideal for use as a self–study guide or as the basis of a taught course.
∗ The provision of a comprehensive bibliography to guide the reader to more specialized texts and sources.
Methods for Environmental Trace Analysis will be invaluable to students pursuing BSc, MChem, MSc and MRes courses in analytical chemistry, as well as subsidiary courses in life, environmental and food sciences.
Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols.
About the Author.
Basic Laboratory Skills.
Investigative Approach for Sample Preparation.
Storage of Samples.
SAMPLE PREPARATION OF INORGANIC ANALYSIS.
Liquids Natural and Waste Waters.
SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR ORGANIC ANALYSIS.
Pre–Concentration Using Solvent Evaporation.
Instrumental Techniques for Trace Analysis.
Recording of Information in the Laboratory and Selected Resources.
Responses to Self–Assessment Questions.
Glossary of Terms.
SI Units and Physical Constants.
covers one of the most neglected areas in environmental trace analysis very detailed, highly illustrated, and easy to read (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 2004)