Chemical Speciation in the Environment. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2181704
  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Interest in the topic of chemical speciation has grown markedly since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1995. It is increasingly realised that the distribution, mobility and biological availability of chemical elements depend not simply on their concentrations but, critically, on the forma in which they occur in natural systems. Continuing developments in analytical chemistry have made speciation practicable even where analytes are present at trace levels (as is often the case in natural samples).

In the second edition, the expertise of scientists involved in chemical speciation in various fields has been brought together to provide an overview of the current status of speciation science and to indicate how the field may develop in the future. In Part 1, the book deals with methodologies for speciation analysis. Part 2 deals with elemental speciation in particular compartments of the environment. In addition to extensive updates of existing chapters, this new edition includes three new chapters on: quality control, the marine environment and single and sequential soil extraction.

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List of Contributors.

Preface.

1. Introduction (A.M. Ure and C.M. Davidson).

PART I: TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIATION.

2. General Strategies for Speciation (Late W.F. Pickering).

3. Direct Methods of Metal Speciation (B.A. Goodman and S.M. Glidewell).

4. Hybrid Methods of Speciation (G.M. Greenway).

5. Predicting Chemical Speciation and Computer Simulation (D.G. Lumsdon and L.J. Evans).

6. Quality Control in Speciation Studies for Environmental Monitoring (ph. Quevauviller).

PART II: Speciation in Compartments of the Environment.

7. Speciation of Metals in the Atmosphere (L.J. Spokes and T.D. Jickells).

8. Speciation in Freshwaters (M. Filella, R.M. Town and J. Buffle).

9. Speciation in Soils (G.S.P. Ritchie and G. Sposito).

10. Chemical Speciation in Soils and Related Materials by Selective Chemical Extraction (A.M. Ure and C.M. Davidson).

11. Speciation of Trace Metals in Sediments (M. Kersten).

12. Speciation in Seawater (R.H. Byrne).

13. Speciation of Radionuclides (B.R. Harvey and K.S. Leonard).

14. Speciation of Metals and Metalloids in Biological Systems (P.H.E. Gardiner).

15. Trends and Developments (R.R. Barefoot).

Index.

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"...this book is highly recommended for a broader scientific readership. It should not only find its place on the bookshelf of analytical chemists and ′speciation researchers′ but can also serve as an excellent source of information for environmental scientists outside the specialised community." –Journal of Environmental Monitoring
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