Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry provides an introduction to the factors that an individual or an organization need to consider in order to set up processes and procedures which will facilitate reliable and defensible data. Topic covered within the text include the following:
- The need for reliable results
- General principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Preparing for analysis
- Making measurements
- Data treatment
- Benchmarking your laboratory
- Documentation and its management
- Managing quality
This text, which includes both self–assessment and discussion questions, is suitable for all laboratory staff involved with chemical measurements, accreditation bodies and assessors, those involved with making decision based on analytical results, students of analytical science and those with work placements in laboratories with QA/QC procedures, as well as applicants for employment in accredited laborator5ies.
The Analytical Techniques in the Sciences series of books provides coverage of all of the major analytical techniques and their application in the most important areas of physical, life and materials science. Each text is presented in an open learning/distance learning style, in which the learning objectives are clearly identified. The reader′s understanding of the material is constantly evaluated by the use of self–assessment and discussion questions.
Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols.
1. The Need for Reliable Results.
2. General Principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
4. Preparing for Analysis.
5. Making Measurements.
6. Data Treatment.
7. Benchmarking Your Laboratory.
8. Documentation and its Management.
9. Managing Quality.
Appendix: Two–Tailed Critical Values for Student t –Tests.
Responses to Self Assessment Questions.
Glossary of Terms.
SI Units and Physical Constants
"The benefit of this book is the comprehensive and up to date approach to the topic is reliability in analytical measurements." (Accreditation and Quality Assurance: Journal for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement, August 2008)
"Offers analysts a new learning route to achieving the quality objectives in their work." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 2008)