This is the only comprehensive, single–volume guide to all methods of atomic spectrometry currently recognized by regulatory agencies for the monitoring of metallic contaminants. It is an indispensable working resource for analytical chemists and spectroscopists responsible for generating scientifically and legally defensible laboratory results for regulatory compliance.
The book answers virtually every question regarding material selection, preparation, preservation, analysis, and the testing equipment itself. It begins with a thorough explication of the three major spectrometric methods: atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma atomic spectrometry, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Each method is described in terms of its scope of sensitivity, theoretical principles, material and equipment requirements, interferences and their corrections, and calibration. Following chapters provide detailed accounts of sample collection, preservation, and preparation; concentration and separation methods; and laboratory analysis methods for compliance monitoring of air, water, wastes, animal tissues, and food.
The authors also provide helpful hints and guidelines on how to organize a laboratory; plan projects; report results; communicate with clients, regulators, and the public; market services; and more.
Quality Control/Quality Assurance.
Methods for Compliance Air Quality Monitoring.
Methods for Compliance Water Quality Monitoring.
Methods for Compliance Monitoring of Liquid Wastes, Solid Wastes, Sludges, Sediments, and Soils.
Methods for Monitoring Trace Elements in Biological Tissues and Fluids.
Methods for Monitoring Toxic and Essential Trace Elements in Foods.