Determination of Metals in Natural Waters, Sediments and Soils provides a foundation for informed action by environmental interest groups and regulators and a starting point for further study by graduate students, professionals, and researchers.
- Includes all of the methods currently available to assess metals in water, sediments and soils- Covers metals in surface ground and mineral waters - Summarizes the strengths, weakness and precautions of different methods and provides a table summarizing the methods with reference citations
Chapter 1: Sampling Techniques
Chapter 2: Sample Preservation
Chapter 3: Metals in River Waters
Chapter 4: Metals in Surface Ground and Mineral Waters
Chapter 5: Metals in Aqueous Precipitation
Chapter 6: Analysis of Metals in Sediments, Sampling Procedures
Chapter 7: Metals in Sediments
Chapter 8: Determination of Metals in Soils
Dr Thomas Roy Crompton is a consultant and writer based in Anglesey, UK. After 30 years as head of the Analytical Research Laboratory at Shell Chemicals UK, he subsequently became head of Water Analysis Laboratories in the UK, and remained in this position for 15 years prior to his retirement. Dr.Crompton has published over 50 books for chemists and environmental scientists on topics ranging from polymers and power sources to organometallic compounds and environmental sample analysis. His areas of expertise include analysis of natural and sea waters, soils, sediments and sludge, preconcentration techniques in water analysis application of chromatography, and mass spectrometry to water analysis.